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Swirk Jewelry – One Hundred Sparkling Years

Third-generation Swirk Jewelry owners Tracy and Brian Swirk opened the doors of their Plaza store on December 10th to greet friends and customers and celebrate the business’ 100th anniversary.  Brian’s grandfather, Ben Swirk; opened a jewelry store downtown a century ago.  Ben’s son, Joe Swirk; moved the store to the Country Club Plaza in 1965, where it remains today.

Also featured in the January 8th issue of The Independent Magazine
Photo Credit: Matt Davis

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                                                              Rose Zoglin, Brian Swirk, host; and Carol and Steve Price

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          Jim Berry, Serg Markowitz, Sam Davidson, Pat Boyd, Jeff Gaddis, Jeff Sokolff, and Stephanie Sieren holding Oliver

 

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