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Century-Old Ben Bridge Unveils Flagship Store in Downtown Seattle June 13, 2023 (0 comments)


Seattle, WA--Against the downtown Seattle bustle, a new Ben Bridge flagship store emerges at 1530 Fifth Ave, signaling a significant progression for the time-honored jeweler. 

[Image via Ben Bridge Jeweler/Facebook]

In a Seattle Times report, CEO Lisa Bridge outlined that the new outlet, which began operations on May 26, encapsulates the company's rich history and forward-thinking vision.

The store features luxury watches and Italian gold necklaces, paying homage to the brand's roots, dating back to 1912, with installations made of Pacific Northwest wood and tributes to its founders.

The report noted that strategically situated amidst vibrant street activity, the locale has witnessed an increased footfall of nearly 5% compared to the same time in 2022, according to Downtown Seattle Association data. In a nod to tradition, the iconic Ben Bridge clock, a fixture at Fourth Avenue and Pike Street intersection, has been relocated to the new Fifth Avenue address.

The report added that despite downtown's safety concerns and pandemic-induced retail flux, Lisa Bridge remains optimistic about its revival. She believes in the palpable energy of the city, expressing hope for a retail resurgence.

Despite pandemic challenges, the CEO reported business growth and expects the rising global luxury consumer base and jewelry market to fuel further expansion. The brand, acquired by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in 2000, currently operates 36 stores nationwide.

Learn more in the entire Seattle Times report.

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