Peridot, seller of fine jewelry, has left the building. The building at 112 Mason Street, that is. The purveyor of necklaces, bracelets, pendants and rings has left the pretty Victorian house a stone’s throw from Greenwich Avenue.
At Tuesday’s sign meeting at ARC in the Cone Room, a representative from Timeless Gallery appeared to submit his plans. ARC members expressed concern that the business name leads one to believe the business is an art gallery. However, Timeless Gallery sells watches and handbags, and the discussion of an approach to a sign outside the store went smoothly.
Just down the hill, The Tobacconist of Greenwich, which has operated out of 8 Havemeyer Place for many years, discussed signage for a second location they plan to open at 79 East Putnam Ave.
The cigar store, with its familiar red awning on Havemeyer Place, is also associated with a row of gentlemen on folding chairs enjoying cigars and greeting passers by en route to neighboring Starbucks and the Ave.
The Tobacconist website reveals plans for “Davidoff Lounge,” and promises an exclusive members-only cigar lounge where smokers can enjoy ‘a private escape to fill your time beautifully.’
Annual membership, corporate membership and lifetime memberships to the cigar lounge are available, as well as Day Passes, Week Passes and Month Passes, some of which include access to a conference room.
Though there were no representatives at the ARC sign meeting from Shreve, Crump & Low, though the business announced on its website that plans to open a new jewelry, watch, and gift store in Greenwich at 125 Greenwich Ave this fall.
Accompanied by a pencil rendering of the store, a notice on their website reads, “Our outstanding jewelry and esteemed timepiece collections will be coming this fall to Greenwich Avenue. With sparkling engagement rings, exceptional gemstones, brilliant fancy colored diamonds, rare estate jewelry and remarkable watches, Shreve, Crump & Low is excited to spread our exceptional reputation throughout New England.”
It’s no wonder the pencil illustration is featured, as the sidewalk is under construction, and outside the store, and the ghost of a previous building occupant, the Putnam Trust Company, remains visible.