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BartVanHemelen

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"34 years of Gittelson Jewelers customer service, including a 3 a.m. Prince appointment"

http://www.startribune.co...530363881/

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“I remember the first day I walked in here,” said the owner of Gittelson Jewelers in downtown Minneapolis, which marked its 34th anniversary Wednesday.

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“I was so excited that I finally had my own business,” said Gene Gittelson, who’d worked at Dayton’s, Powers and National Jewelers before “I found out there was a jeweler that didn’t like being downtown and wanted to leave. I came here and stood by that elevator for two hours one day and watched the traffic and said, ‘That’s it!’”

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Q: Did Prince ever shop here, Gene?

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GG: Once. In the store, yes, he did — 3 o’clock on a Sunday morning. I can say that. I have been three times [to Paisley Park on business appointments].

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Q: Did he give you a tour of Paisley?

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GG: He didn’t, but somebody did.

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Reply #1 posted 08/12/19 10:40am

TrivialPursuit

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Prince walks into a jewelry store.

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Reply #2 posted 08/13/19 11:17am

violetcrush

Apparently, he did the same thing in NYC at Van Cleef and Arpels in 1985, only not at 3am, and he probably had the place cleared out before he arrived smile

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Reply #3 posted 08/13/19 1:01pm

jjam

TrivialPursuit said:

Prince walks into a jewelry store.

Ouch.

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Reply #4 posted 08/13/19 1:27pm

violetcrush

jjam said:

TrivialPursuit said:

Prince walks into a jewelry store.

Ouch.

Well, to be fair, post PR he really no longer went retail shopping during normal business hours. He would either have the store closed to the public, or as in this story, arrange to show up at 3 a.m.

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Would have been quite an experience to help him shop at 3 a.m. smile

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Reply #5 posted 08/13/19 8:53pm

TheTruth123

I’d love to know what year that was wink

So far we know he bought rings for Susannah, Mayte and M2. Would love to know if there were any more, or if this was one of those.
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Reply #6 posted 08/13/19 8:56pm

violetcrush

TheTruth123 said:

I’d love to know what year that was wink

So far we know he bought rings for Susannah, Mayte and M2. Would love to know if there were any more, or if this was one of those.

He may have shopped for other jewelry besides engagement rings. He often had quite a bit of “bling” on himself as well smile
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Reply #7 posted 08/14/19 2:00pm

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violetcrush said:

TheTruth123 said:
I’d love to know what year that was wink So far we know he bought rings for Susannah, Mayte and M2. Would love to know if there were any more, or if this was one of those.
He may have shopped for other jewelry besides engagement rings. He often had quite a bit of “bling” on himself as well smile

Yep and possibly for some others close to him. smile

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