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Allyn’s Jewelers celebrates 85 years of serving community

Back in 1930, Ted Allyn purchased an Ironton jewelry store and the store’s merchandise. Allyn opened up Allyn’s Jewelers, a store of his own.

Locally owned and operated, the store continues to serve the community and is celebrating its 85th anniversary by offering sales and gift giveaways to customers.

Tom Allyn, Ted Allyn’s son who began working at the store in 1958 and currently runs the store, credits its longevity with its approach to serving customers.

“You have to listen to your customers,” said Allyn. “You don’t lie to your customers.”

Allyn said that the store has a history of being involved in the community by participating in various organizations.

“We try to be a citizen of Ironton,” said Allyn.

Although Allyn’s is a small business, Charlie Betts who has worked at the store since 1988, said that customers like what it offers.

“Customers appreciate that hometown customer service,” said Betts. “If they’re here in the store, they’re here for a reason.”

In addition to selling jewelry the store also provides jewelry and watch repairs to customers.

“If they have a problem we try to take care of it,” said Allyn. “I enjoy doing repair work.”

Betts said that Allyn aims to provide good service to those who shop at the store.

“He wants to give (customers) a fair value,” said Betts. “He’s willing to go the extra mile.”

Allyn, who is 82, said that the store will continue the tradition of serving the community as long as possible.

“We love our customers,” said Allyn. “We appreciate them.”