Did You Know… Perry has been home to a number of Jewelry shops over the years. Remember this one? We had Mc Kee Jewelry, Bacons & Conklin Jewelry, all in business at the same time. I shopped at all three of these stores. I was most loyal to Bacons. Ed Bacon senior, allowed me to charge a Hamilton Electric watch. This was my very first credit purchase, at about age 15. I made payments to Ed, with every paycheck, I received from Stern & Fields. Perry had a number of earlier Jewelry stores, but these three were the ones I grew up with. I liked that I could walk in, and they knew my name and I knew them as well. I sure miss that part of shopping.

With new shops opening and some old favorites returning, shopping locally is what we all need to do, to help Perry’s retail community thrive. Let’s all do our part.

Next Week

Did You Know… where this hardware store was located and its name?