Moose Jewelers Donates Fixtures

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Geoff Jennings will be moving into his new shop in March.

by Cheryl Hodges

Geoff Jennings will be moving into his new shop in March.

Geoff Jennings of Frank L. Moose Jeweler is donating two large wall cabinets  to the city fire chief, which the fire station will use to house their memorabilia.

With the pending closure of the downtown store location, Jennings has found some very good homes for some of the fixtures that have been a part of the store for decades. He is also generously donating most of the display cases to the Rescue Mission. The cases were custom made in High Point NC and sent by train to the store after the Second World War.

Frank L. Moose held their last Christmas party last Thursday evening, “which had 40-50 people jamming the store right up to near closing,” according to Jennings. He said that there was a mix of longtime and new customers and “some who just wanted to stop in and say ‘hi’ or to take advantage of the sale.”

Along with the discounts, many people have been drawn in for sentimental reasons as they have memories of shopping there with their mothers and grandmothers over the decades. One customer even came in and wanted a box with the original name “Moose & Bent” as a keepsake. The sale will continue through the store’s closing.

Not to worry though, as Jennings is looking forward to continuing to serve customers in their new location which will be around the corner from Reid’s Fine Furnishings, at 1919 Westover Ave.