Quinn’s Goldsmith is ending a chapter in the life of their business, and will be closing their Occoquan store for good on January 6.
For several weeks, the store has had a blowout closing sale, selling excess inventory in preparation to make Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center store their flagship location in Woodbridge.
Learn more about the store closing here.
“Anything from now till [January 6], we’re going to do something extra special. Even though items are priced between 50 to 80% off right now, any reasonable offer will be accepted,” said Quinn’s Goldsmith owner Terry Quinn.
Quinn shared how it feels to be leaving Occoquan after all this time.
“I started in 1990, I started here, it was where I started my business and we’ve grown and grown, and things have changed throughout the years…but after 28 years of business, it’s bittersweet. I really do like all of the people, and I hope they’ll see us at the new store in Woodbridge,” said Quinn.
He also shared the challenges of running a business in the small town.
“They don’t have a draw in this town. And that means no grocery store, or clothing store, or furniture store to bring in a mass amount of people. So, if there’s less people, and they don’t know you’re here,” said Quinn.
He’s hopeful that the Stonebridge location will be easier for his team and for the customers.
“The parking up there is outstanding – we’ve got five or six rows back from the store…[you can] go over and go grocery shopping and then come back,” said Quinn.
Quinn also remarked on the memories he’s made with customers over the years, and how he’s seen families grow during his 28 years in business.
“You get to see families grow up. I made a little tiny pig – the girl had a stuffed animal of a pig, and the parents brought it in to me, and they wanted to always be able to have this pig. So, I made a gold pig to match the stuffed animal. [The girl] got engaged last year, and they brought the pig in for me to see…and it was really heartwarming that they still had this,” said Quinn.
For Quinn, his time in business was motivated by a lesson he learned early in life from his father.
“[My father said], ‘If I help one person in life, I’ve been paid.’ That’s probably one of the best lessons I could have ever learned in life. And I truly feel that’s what I’m supposed to do. We’re supposed to be here to serve…I’m going to live by that rule for the rest of my life,” said Quinn.
This promoted post was written in partnership between What’s Up Prince William and Quinn’s Goldsmith.
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