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How A 45-Year-Old Jewelry Store Says Goodbye January 18, 2021 (0 comments)


Northampton, MA—In November, Wally Perlman announced his plans to retire and close the jewelry store he took over from his late brother Denis.

The store was founded by Denis Perlman in Amherst in 1976, moving to Northampton in 1993. Wally Perlman took it over when Denis passed away in 2000. Now 77, Wally Perlman told the local newspaper he’s ready to retire.

“It was a tough decision, but the time was right. It's a tough place to leave, but it's time for retirement. It's bittersweet to close the store, but I'm grateful to the customers and community support over many years, and that my brother Denis will be remembered well," the 77-year-old Perlman said to Western Mass News.

He began a going-out-of-business sale on November 24, and on the morning of Saturday, January 16, the store’s last day, he sent this poignant reminder notice to customers to make sure they don’t miss their last opportunity to visit:

“Our founder, Denis Perlman had a vision for Silverscape Designs that began 44 years ago. The journey of that vision brought us to our beautiful building located at 1 King St. in Downtown Northampton.
Today, we remember and honor our late founder Denis, as that journey comes to an end.
We expect to be quite busy today and ask for your patience as we maintain our COVID protocols.
Our entire staff will be on hand to assist you in selecting a final memory from Silverscape Designs.
We look forward to seeing you all!
FINAL DAY: Saturday Jan. 16th
Open 10am - 6pm!”

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