Family-run stores’ human touch is invaluable to the city
Walk with me into the Treasure Trove at 13th and G streets NW, a 66-year-old, family-run jewelry store trying to survive in the world of Kay and Jared andwww.dirtcheapengagementrings.com.
At the counter is a woman who wants to make a payment on a layaway item. More than two years ago, she saw a piece of jewelry that she liked in the Treasure Trove’s glittering display cases and put a little money down. Now, every month or so, she comes in and hands over $10 or $20. She no longer has her slip outlining the details of the arrangement, but Marc Broder has the store’s copy. He goes into the back, fetches a box full of slips and pulls hers out.
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