Pan Jewelers in Paso Robles closing after more than 40 years

Pan Jewelers, a fine jewelry store located in downtown Paso Robles, is closing its doors after more than 40 years.

Owners Nick and Pat Sherwin are looking to retire after establishing the business in 1973, according to a company news release.

The store is located at 1224 Pine St., where the business moved after its previous location on the corner of 12th and Pine streets was badly damaged from an earthquake in December 2003.

Before the 2003 earthquake hit Nick Sherwin was thinking about retirement, according to Tribune archives. The article stated that he would have to wait several years before retiring due to the damage caused by the earthquake, which Nick Sherwin estimated then might cost him about $50,000 out of pocket.

“Our decision to retire was not easily made. We will miss the many wonderful customers who have made our business a joy and success for 40 years. Again, thank you for your many years of trusting Pan Jewelers for your jewelry needs,” the Sherwin’s wrote on a company release.

The store’s entire inventory is on sale, reduced up to 70 percent off. A closing date for the store has not been set, according to a store employee. The Sherwins could not be reached for comment on Thursday.

Danielle Ames: 805-781-7902