Wilkes’ Jewelers

From left, Wayne Simpson and his wife Peggie Simpson pose for a picture with their son Chris Simpson in the newly renovated jewelry store and repair building.

Customers in various seasons and walks of life will find themselves greeted by friendly smiles at Wilkes’ Jewelers thanks to a multi-generational tradition of putting the customer first. Driving by, locals may notice some changes at the 108 year old business — namely in the form of renovations that increased the store’s footprint.

Renovations began June 4, 2019. Fourth generation jeweler at Wilke’s, Chris Simpson, said that Christmas of 2018 made it clear to them that expansion was important. The store was becoming more and more cramped in front of and behind the counter.

The family-owned store set to work with a plan.

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