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Marshalls Jewelers to close its doors after 129 years 

–The long-standing Marshalls Jewelers will be closing after 129 years of business in San Luis Obispo.

Specializing in custom design and manufactured jewelry of platinum and gold, fine stones, and cut diamonds, Marshalls Jewelers is San Luis Obispo’s oldest continuously operating store, founded in 1889 by Manuel Marshall and currently owned by Jeff McKeegan. McKeegan is the fourth owner in the long history of the business, which was previously owned by Manuel Marshall’s son, Art Marshall, before being sold to his cousin, Clifford Chapman.

McKeegan, who started working at Marshalls Jewelers in 1981 and purchased the store in 1993, will be closing Marshalls Jewelers to align with his upcoming retirement, shortly after the store celebrates its 130th Christmas in business.

“It is sad that the store is ending its run now, but we felt it was the right time to go while business and the economy are both good,” shares McKeegan, who will commemorate the store’s final days with a storewide sale, offering everything at up to 70-percent off. “I am proud to have served multiple generations of the same families; personally as many as four generations as an employee then owner. The joy of my time here has always been the people we have gotten to know.”

Marshalls Jewelers’ liquidation sale will run through Dec. 29, 2018. For more information, please phone (805) 543-3431 or visit

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