Richmond, VA: Schwarzschild Jewelers is moving its Cary Court Shopping Center location to the new Carytown Exchange in celebration of their 125th anniversary in 2023. The luxury jeweler made Richmond retail history as one of the first established downtown stores to open in the city's growing West End area in 1954. The new custom-built location will anchor the main building that faces Cary Street alongside J.P. Morgan Chase and other high-end retailers.
The new location, selected with customer convenience in mind, will give Schwarzschild Jewelers a more prominent presence and continue to celebrate the charm and character of Carytown.
“Today, Carytown is one of the area’s most vibrant shopping areas in the City of Richmond,” said Kiley Schiffman Storrs, Director of Marketing for Schwarzschild Jewelers. “Schwarzschild has a tradition of innovation and culture geared towards providing the highest level of customer service to our clients, which includes positioning our stores in areas that are most convenient to our customers. Our new location puts us right where we want to be - in the center of one of the highest traffic areas, allowing us to provide the best experience possible.”
The new 5500 sq. ft. Schwarzschild Jewelers at Carytown Exchange will have a modern yet elegant look and feel featuring state-of-the-art displays and amenities. The exterior of the building will keep with the eclectic nature of Carytown by showcasing an intense blue hue. The interior will highlight Schwarzschild’s commitment to customer service – showcasing boutiques from some of the world’s top jewelry and watch brands, a built-in entertainment bar, and an on-site jeweler and watchmaker for quick service. A grand opening will be held upon completion of construction scheduled for mid-2023.
“We really strive for Carytown to be the strongest mix of local and national operators we could provide, while staying true to the spirit of the neighborhood. Schwarzschild is such a legacy staple of Richmond, and their dedication to quality and service have given them a well-deserved reputation for a reason,” said Nate Smith, Vice President of Investments for Regency Centers. “Family-owned businesses like these are exactly the kinds of operations we seek out. The care and commitment they make to their community is both professional and personal, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them to Carytown Exchange.”
James Ashby IV and David Crawford of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer represented the landlord, Regency Centers, in the lease negotiations. Richard L. Thalhimer, also with Thalhimer, represented Schwarzschild Jewelers.
“Schiffman’s is the owner of Schwarzschild’s with both family’s dating back to the 1890’s while Thalhimer originated in 1913. Thalhimer continues to look for prize real estate for its clients like Schwarzschild’s, who have been around for over 120 years. Interestingly enough, my grandfather, Morton G. Thalhimer, assisted Harry Schwarzschild in the 1920s in his efforts in real estate, banking and retail. Our relationships continue for generations due to our continued service and professionalism to our clients, tenants, and landlords,” said Richard L. Thalhimer, Senior Vice President, Thalhimer.
Schwarzschild Jewelers was established in 1897, when W.H. Schwarzschild was commissioned to represent one of the finest watchmakers of the day. A family-run, independent jeweler, Schwarzschild is one of the region’s oldest retailers and one of the last remaining of Richmond’s carriage-trade businesses. Schwarzschild Jewelers stores are currently located at Short Pump Town Center and Cary Court Shopping Center in Richmond, and in Alverser Plaza in Midlothian.
To learn more, visit online at schwarzschild.com.