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Orin Jewelers Celebrates Nine Decades of Success May 22, 2023 (0 comments)


Northville, MI--Originating as a modest establishment in West Virginia nearly 100 years ago, Orin Jewelers has blossomed into a Northville community landmark.

[Image by Hometown Life via Orin Jewelers]

This year, the jewelry store at 101 E. Main St. in Northville celebrates its 90th anniversary. It also marks 70 years of its presence in the metropolitan Detroit area and four decades of operating in Northville.

According to a Hometown Life report, the journey of Orin Jewelers started when Orin J. Mazzoni, Sr., Kramar's grandfather, inaugurated his jewelry store in 1933 in Weirton, West Virginia. Following the family's move to Michigan in the 1950s, Mazzoni Sr. carried his business to the state, setting up shop in downtown Garden City in 1953. The relocation was inspired by a desire to be closer to family and the charm of Garden City, reminiscent of Northville in terms of its community feel.

Years later, the store shifted across the street to a former city hall and National Bank of Detroit building. In 1983, a new branch was launched in the heart of downtown Northville, which continues to operate today. The Garden City store closed its doors in 2020, a decision by Kramar's father, Orin Mazzoni Jr., to consolidate the businesses. Despite this closure, Kramar reports the store maintains its bustling clientele, with customers journeying from far and wide, including former patrons of the Garden City location.

The report notes that a critical ingredient of the store's sustained success, according to Mazzoni Jr., is the dedicated staff, many of whom have served the store for an extended period. He believes this contributes significantly to the business's longevity that continues to carry his name.

To celebrate their milestone year, Orin Jewelers is hosting the annual Orin Rocks block party on May 27, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Northville. The Love Junkies will provide musical entertainment, face painting, food, and other family-friendly activities. Hourly jewelry giveaways will be a highlight of this free-admission event.

Kramar, who recently assumed control of the store from her father, stated in the report that she hopes to see her children perpetuate the family tradition. Her eight-year-old child has already expressed interest in leading the business one day.

Reflecting on their journey, Mazzoni Jr. said in the report that he believes his parents would be proud of the legacy the family has crafted, transforming a simple idea into a prosperous, third-generation business. His father's pride in his family and grandchildren, who frequently visited the store, was palpable. He is confident that they would be incredibly proud of the legacy that continues today.

Learn more in the original Hometown Life report.

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