EL PASO, Texas – March 13, 2013 – Carrying on the Lacy & Co. tradition of quality jewelry and attention to personal service, Ben Bridge Jeweler announced it will open a new flagship store in El Paso, Texas on March 23, 2013. The new store, “Ben Bridge Jeweler, formerly Lacy & Co.,” is the company’s eighth location in Texas, and will build on the Lacy’s successful business legacy and commitment to the El Paso community. Ben Bridge is excited to add collections never offered before in El Paso to complement pieces from trusted designers including David Yurman, Marco Bicego, Roberto Coin, and many others.
Nearly all the sales associates from Lacy & Co. will be joining Ben Bridge. The new store, located at 7040 N. Mesa Street, will be managed by Briana Gartin, an eight-year veteran of Ben Bridge, who will relocate to El Paso to become the new store manager. Former owners Ellen and Charles Lacy will remain active in the new store as advisors and community ambassadors.
“We were drawn to El Paso because of the Lacy’s customer service legacy and the dedicated sales associates who have made the store an amazing success,” said Lisa Bridge, Vice President of Education, Ben Bridge. “We have been in Texas for quite some time, so the new location will be a beautiful addition to our family. We look forward to being a part of the El Paso community for many years to come.”
“Ben Bridge Jeweler is well regarded in the industry as a high-quality, ethical, and financially strong company. After making the difficult decision to close our store, we approached the Bridge’s because of our longstanding friendship and mutual admiration,” said Ellen Lacy. “We wanted someone wonderful to continue our store’s legacy and provide the highest level of care to our loyal customers. We are so pleased that Ben Bridge will continue our commitment to the community.”
A grand opening community celebration is planned for Thursday, April 18.
About Ben Bridge
Ben Bridge Jeweler (www.benbridge.com) was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1912 on a simple promise: to offer the finest jewelry, best selection, and friendly, knowledgeable service. Family-run for five generations, Ben Bridge operates more than 75 retail stores in 11 states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. In 2012, the American Gem Society awarded the Bridge family with a Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of their significant contributions to the jewelry industry.
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