"Is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there will be nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future?" Jacqueline Kennedy

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

After 28 Years, Carroll Gardens Jewelry Store Will Close Its Doors

The jewelry store at 306 Court Street at the corner of DeGraw Street, was called Casale Jewelers, when I moved into the neighborhood long ago.
This is where my daughter had her ears pierced after mounting a month long campaign to convince me that she was old enough to wear earrings and that EVERY girl at school had them. She was eight, I think.
I distinctly remember feeling her nails dig into my arm as I held her hand during the procedure. She was so happy with the gold earrings she had chosen. She wore them proudly on her little red earlobes, looking at the mirror as we walked out of Casale.

About two years ago, the owner retired. I was told that his two employees had taken over the business. They renamed it "Carroll Gardens Jewelers."

So it was with regret that I saw that the store was closing for good on June 2oth, after 28 years in business at that same location.
How sad. I hate to see these neighborhood stores close. This little business will be missed.

Do you have any memories of the place you want to share with the other readers?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, it is June 25th and the store is still open. Looks like they lied to everyone again, like they did during their last going "out of business" sale. Avoid these people at all costs.