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Fox’s Seattle to Close After 112 Years February 23, 2024 (0 comments)


Seattle, WA--Fox's Seattle, a jewelry store with 112 years of history in downtown Seattle, has announced it will close in April. Zoey Mann, the store's president and third-generation leader, cited personal reasons for prioritizing her family over the business.

[Image via Fox’s Seattle newsletter]

A report in The Seattle Times notes that the store in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel will hold a final sale starting February 29 until it officially shuts down on April 27. Despite attempts to sell the business, negotiations were unsuccessful, though Mann remains open to offers until the store's closing day.

Per the report, the COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected Fox's Seattle, with a notable decrease in foot traffic due to shifts in work habits and a rise in online shopping. The pandemic also led Mann to reassess her priorities, realizing the importance of family time over business commitments.

Fox's Seattle has been a family-owned business since 1948 when Mann's grandfather acquired it. The store has occupied several locations in Seattle, contributing to the city's retail and cultural history.

As the store prepares to close, Mann hopes to see familiar faces and share memories. The report notes that the business has been a part of countless special moments for its customers, offering unique jewelry pieces and personal services such as wedding day transportation in a vintage London cab.

Industry peers, like Lisa Bridge, CEO of Ben Bridge, have recognized the Mann family's contribution to Seattle's retail sector.

Learn more in the report in The Seattle Times.

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