The area near Texas Tech has undergone some major changes in the last few years. There is so much new construction and development, new businesses, and new amenities. However, "in with the new" necessitates an "out with the old".

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Luckily, none of these long-standing local businesses are being forced out, but rather, it seems that folks who have been at it a long time and handing over the reins to new people and places. I was very sorry to see Varisity Bookstore close last year after 88 years in business. However, I am also excited to see what that immense space can become.

Now, another long-standing business is advertising its retirement. Varsity Jewelers (1311 University) is calling it quits after 35 years in business. Varsity Jewelers brought Lubbock many class rings, engagement rings, and other memories made.

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From a post on their Facebook Page:

We are excited to publicly announce our fine jewelry retirement sale after 35 years in business. Hours are 11-6 Monday through Friday and 11-4 on Saturdays. Come shop now for the best selection.
Almost everything is 35% off our already great prices.
It does not explicitly say they are closing the store, and I suppose it's possible they are handing over control of the jewelry store to someone else, but that seems unlikely. I think it's fair to read between the lines here and wonder what Varisity Jewelers will become next.
The sale is going on now, so this might be an excellent opportunity to pick up a beautiful new gift or piece for yourself. And if you need a dose of nostalgia, remember that we still have Paddletramps, which is the "oldest fraternity and sorority store in the U.S." That's pretty cool

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