BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ
SCHENECTADY — Upper Union Street stalwart Northeastern Fine Jewelry has opened its third upstate location in Glens Falls and held a grand opening on March 16.
Located at 167 Glen St., the 2,500 square foot space went through a month’s worth of renovations, including new cases, removal of walls and other cosmetic improvements.
“We’ve had a great response from the community,” said Gregg Kelly, Northeastern vice president. “We took the place of a previous family-owned jeweler.”
Although the company wasn’t actively looking to expand, Northeastern was approached about the former Scoville Jewelers space. After doing some research, Northeastern concluded that a location in Glens Falls would be a good fit for both the store and the community. Scoville Jewelers had operated for 64 years in downtown Glens Falls and shuttered late last year. Northeastern Fine Jewelry has operated in the Capital Region and beyond since 1980.
“The community has a lot of momentum,” said Kelly. “It’s a great benefit to be able to grow with this community that is on an uptick.”
The new store will feature brand-name jewelry designers as well as services such as appraisals. There will be a familiar face in the shop as former Scoville employee Jennifer Carusone has been hired as a sales associate. Noah Illinski will be the store manager. He has worked in the same capacity with Northeastern for two years.
Northeastern Fine Jewelry opened its first family-owned store on Upper Union Street 37 years ago and since then has opened additional locations in Albany, New York City and now Glens Falls.