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Hoover’s Jewelers in Kearney to Close after 94 Years February 15, 2024 (0 comments)


Kearney, NE--Hoover's Jewelers, a 94-year-old store, will soon close its doors with the retirement of owner Linda Griffiths. The store's history stretches back to its 1930 founding in North Platte by Herb and Bunny Hoover, with Griffiths' family taking over around 1950.

[Image via Hoover's Jewelers Diamond Central/Facebook]

Per a report in 1011 Now, Griffiths, who grew up in the business, briefly left to pursue beauty school but returned, drawn by her passion for jewelry. She and her brother moved the store to Kearney's Hilltop Mall in 1988, and in 1998, Griffiths and her husband bought the downtown building, cementing its place in the local business community.

A certified gemologist with training from the Gemological Institute of America, Griffiths adapted to industry shifts, including the rise of lab-grown diamonds and online customization. She estimates her career in jewelry spans nearly 50 years.

The decision to close reflects a personal and business milestone.

With the closure announced for the end of February, a final sale offers up to 75% off in-stock items, inviting the community to bid farewell to Hoover's Jewelers at 2106 Central Ave.

Read more in the report in 1011.

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