Longtime Troy business moving into former Ruby Tuesday building near I-75

Harris Jeweler has operated further west on Main Street for many years; move will happen late in 2024

Operators of a long-time Troy jewelry store announced Thursday the store will be moving its West Main Street business closer to Interstate 75 in the former Ruby Tuesday restaurant location at 1780 W. Main St.

Harris Jeweler said it will continue to operate from its home at 2343 W. Main St., about a mile west of I-75, until the former Ruby Tuesday building is ready for occupancy, in fall-winter 2024.

Ruby Tuesday closed the Troy restaurant in August. The building is located at the intersection of Ohio 41 (West Main Street) and Troy Town Drive. An Aldi’s grocery store recently opened across Troy Town Drive from the building.

Bonnie Harris Frey, third-generation business owner, wrote in a Facebook posting and on the jewelry business website that she was excited to share plans for the next chapter in the history of the 77-year-old business.

“I have been driving past this building every day on the way to the store for 16 years. I knew it would be the ideal location for a jewelry store. We have been looking for a larger location for a few years but knew it had to be perfect to justify making the move from our current location down the street,” Harris Frey wrote.

“We promise to keep you posted with lots of fun updates as we build our new store,” she said. “I am so thankful for this opportunity and for all of the people who helped us get here.”

The business was founded in 1946 by Harold Harris in Sidney and later moved to Miami County.

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