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37-year jewelry store in Old Colorado City 'downsizes' in one-block move up the avenue

All That Glitters owner Cretee Nemmer stands outside the entrance to her new store location in the Old Colorado Square.
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All That Glitters, a long-time Old Colorado City jewelry store, has relocated to 2616 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 18.
       The 500-square-foot space represents a “downsizing” from the former 2,300-square-foot location at 2518 W. Colorado Ave., according to Cretee Nemmer, who has owned the business for about 20 years.
       “I'm a few years from retirement,” she said; plus, after a recent bout with cancer (from which she's recovered), “my priorities have changed.”
       The new focus will be more on customized work than on pieces made by jewelry suppliers, she explained. She also hopes to have more time to visit her three children, who live in different parts of the West Coast.
       Store hours will continue to be Mondays to Saturdays.
       The new site is in the Old Colorado Square, which has a free parking lot, with several small stores and Jake & Telly's restaurant.
       Nemmer said that in relocating, she decided to remain in Old Colorado City because over the years she has come to “love the neighborhood. I just wanted to stay here.”
       All That Glitters originally started 37 years ago, Nemmer said.
       She had also owned the property at 2518 W. Colorado Ave. Its new owner is Heather Joffe, proprietor of the Thunder & Buttons restaurant and bar in Old Colorado City. Asked in a separate interview about her plans for 2518, Joffe said she is seeking to lease the space.
       Over about a five-year span starting a decade ago, All That Glitters had made headlines by annually hosting a traveling estate sale from New York that included jewelry from celebrities such as June Carter Cash and the wife of Howard Hughes.

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(Posted 8/6/15; Business Changes)

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