MANDEVILLE – After more than 23 years as one of Saint Anne Drive most iconic businesses, the Anne Dale’s jewelry store moved into a newly remodeled, retail commercial condominium at 829 Asbury Drive in Mandeville.
The local jewelry store relocated all its sparkle, moving one mile north where the Service Road meets Asbury Drive, an address familiar to many of its regular customers: 829 Asbury Drive, Mandeville by Speedway Printing, The Arm Merchant and next door to The Pineapple Gallery.
Anne Dale Jewelers has been seeking to relocate for sometime, according to Anne Dale. When the opportunity to own our location, in close proximity to the old spot presented itself with Highway 190 exposure, we acted fast to acquire the property.
The 829 Asbury Drive, Suite 1 was nearly perfect with minimal changes required to accommodate a fine jewelry store. While the space was slightly narrower, it was much deeper allowing about 30% more jewelry shop space.
Much has changed since 1999, when the Dale family first opened its jewelry store doors in Mandeville. Today, fewer people visit the Post Office on St Ann, the street traffic has become horrific, the limited parking lot along with the aging mechanicals in the building also factored into the move. We didn’t see ourselves as a typical strip mall jewelry store,” Dale said. “By owning our new location that dynamic changes allowing for investment in the property.
“It proved to be a great partnership with our new neighbors and we’ve gained a lot of new customers using Asbury Drive and Highway 190 visibility.” Anne Dale said.
Terri Hamilton owner at Pineapple Gallery, said that Anne Dale’s is a natural fit for the shopping center, located in one of the most affluent residential areas in Mandeville.
“We still have everything from the other store, we just tighten up wasted space,” Anne’s husband Michael Dale said. “We are blessed to feel right at home in our new store and welcome all.”