Forks: Town’s only jeweler to retire after 27 years

FORKS — For sale: A gem of a business.

Longtime Forks jeweler Lloyd George is retiring, hoping someone will buy his business and reap the joy he’s had from it for 27 years.

The decision to sell his store — Lloyd George Jewelers, 61 N. Forks Ave. — came when two longtime employees suffered serious illnesses and left the shop.

“That left just [his wife] Dar and me,” he said.

“I’ve worked all my life. I’m 73. It’s time to get out and do things and enjoy our grandkids.”

He hopes someone will buy the store.

“I’m looking for somebody who’s interested in going into the jewelry business because this is an excellent opportunity for them,” he said.

Asked if this were true in the West End, where several businesses recently have closed, George said firmly:

“There’s a lot of them doing well, too.”

So could new jewelers succeed in Forks?

Says George without an instant’s hesitation: “I know they could.”

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