Kranich's Jewelers to Relocate from Nittany Mall to North Atherton Street
Kranich’s Jewelers, located in the Nittany Mall, is moving to North Atherton Street in September, the store owner said Monday.
The new store, to be located at 2020 N. Atherton St., is where the old Kentucky Fried Chicken did business. The Kranich’s located downtown will remain at its 216 E. College Ave. location.
Owner Charles Kranich said the lease was set to expire at the mall store location, and the development growth on North Atherton Street was too attractive to ignore.
“It’s a great opportunity to have a much larger location,” Kranich said. “Lines like Rolex and our designer lines have a desire for us to represent them in a larger amount in case space than we were able to provide.”
The new store will have more than 3,000 square feet of space, doubling the size of the old showroom and a larger on-site jewelry repair center. Kranich also hopes to add more staff to his team of about 10.
Kranich's Brothers Jewelers was established in York in 109 years ago. It moved to downtown State College in 1976 and specializes in fine diamond jewelry and engagement rings as well as watches, colored gemstones, gold, platinum jewelry and pearls.