Robbins 8th & Walnut - iced

Diamond specialist Robbins 8th & Walnut ("our name is our address") has pulled out of its Jewelers Row corner shop after nearly 60 years.

Signs posted in the windows steer customers to the remaining store in Delaware.

A note on Robbins' website says the Allentown store is down, too, and blames the economy:

"Like a lot of folks, we've had to tighten our belts lately. As a part of that, we've had to close our Philly and Allentown locations. We've had a blast over the years serving our customers there, so we're sad to be leaving..."

Robbins at one time had five stores.

Public records say the Eighth and Walnut Streets building was sold in November for $1,325,000.

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