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After more than 132 years, Jacobs Jewelers moving out of Downtown

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Jacksonville Daily Record
Jacobs Jewelers opened in 1890 and has operated for many years at the corner of Adams and Laura streets.

The owners of Jacobs Jewelers are looking at the recent purchase of The Greenleaf Building as the opportunity to move Jacksonville’s oldest jewelry and fine gifts store to a new location.

“We are relocating out of Downtown to a more friendly environment for our customers,” said Delorise Thomas.

Jacobs Jewelers opened in 1890 along East Bay Street. It rebuilt after the store was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1901 and then installed the Downtown landmark 15-foot-tall, four-sided Seth Thomas clock in front of the store as a symbol of the city’s resilience after the fire.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.