A family business that has been in Jacksonville for almost 30 years will be closing as its owners prepare to enjoy their retirement.
Now in their 70s, Don and Marian Seymour, husband and wife proprietors of Seymour’s Gold & Silver Exchange, will be closing their doors Sept. 5.
“They have been good to us here,” Marian Seymour said. “Jacksonville has been good to us. We have appreciated everything they have done for us, our customers and all. But it’s just time. It’s hard, but it’s time.”
The Seymours have been jewelers in the city since opening their store at 245 Dunlap Court in 1986. Specializing in jewelry sale and repair, the business eventually expanded into the exchange of collectible coins and precious metals. In 2003, they moved to the current location at 1687 W. Morton Ave.
With the store closing, Marian Seymour said they have been busy reaching out to customers who need to pick up jewelry sent in for repairs.
“We are going to call each individual person if we can get to it,” she said. “It seems like we have been trying to get everything together to let people know we’re retiring. We’ll be here until the fifth, after that you can call us and we’ll get it for you.”
Those needing to pick up merchandise can contact the store at 217-245-1741 or after Sept. 5 at 217-457-2202.
Marian said the two don’t have any firm plans for enjoying their retirement, but plan to “take it easy for a long time.”
Cody Bozarth can be reached at 217-245-6121, ext. 1223, or on Twitter @JCnews_Cody.