A Baltimore Pike Icon, Block Jewelers in Springfield Closing After Nearly 100 Years

Gary and Alfred Block. Alfred Block passed away in 2008.
Image via patch.com.
Gary and Alfred Block. Alfred Block passed away in 2008.

Block Jewelers, a Delaware County family business that opened in 1929, is closing after 92 years, writes Max Bennett for patch.com.

The store at 149 Baltimore Pike in Springfield, is holding a public going out of business sale. The store will close when the inventory is gone.

Block Jewelers opened in 1929 as a mail-order business. By 1955 it had grown into a catalog showroom with four locations in the region, selling jewelry, luggage, appliances, electronics, and housewares.

Its current location on Baltimore Pike opened in 1966.

In 1985, it became a jewelry store only, known as “The King of Diamonds.” The Block family purchased diamonds from diamond capitals around the world to sell in the store.

Block Jewelers was started by Harry Block and has stayed in the family for three generations. Grandson Gary Block is the current owner.

“It’s an honor to be part of a joyous time in people’s lives,” Gary Block said. “We’ve served multiple generations of families; the grandchildren come in for their jewelry because this is where their families have shopped.”

“We’ll miss our customers and the camaraderie of seeing them on a regular basis,” he said.

Read more at patch.com about the closing of Block Jewelers.

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