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Phoenix jewelry store sees more engagements during pandemic

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Could the pandemic change your love life? A Phoenix shop owner thinks it is for his customers. Jim Kufeldt owns Diamond Jim’s Jewelry. Since the pandemic, he said he’s seeing more people than usual buying engagement rings.



a woman talking on a cell phone: Alexis Amezquita got engaged back in May.


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Alexis Amezquita got engaged back in May.




More people are buying engagement rings during the pandemic.


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More people are buying engagement rings during the pandemic.


“Bridal sales are up about 50 to 75%,” said Kufeldt.

Alexis Amezquita got engaged back in May.

“My whole Instagram feed looks a lot different,” said Amezquita. “People do one of three things during the quarantine. They either purchased a house, got engaged or had a baby.”

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Phoenix jewelry store sees more engagements during pandemic | Coronavirus in Arizona

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Could the pandemic change your love life? A Phoenix shop owner thinks it is for his customers. Jim Kufeldt owns Diamond Jim’s Jewelry. Since the pandemic, he said he’s seeing more people than usual buying engagement rings.



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More people are buying engagement rings during the pandemic.




“Bridal sales are up about 50 to 75%,” said Kufeldt.

Alexis Amezquita got engaged back in May.

“My whole Instagram feed looks a lot different,” said Amezquita. “People do one of three things during the quarantine. They either purchased a house, got engaged or had a baby.”

Kufeldt said the business boom was a big shock.

“We just never expected it,” said Kufeldt. “I’m delighted … I think what’s happened is people are realizing what’s important. Love is eternal, and everyone wants to have love in their life.”



Alexis Amezquita got engaged

Alexis Amezquita got engaged back in May.


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REALM Purchases 175,896-Square-Foot Shopping Center in Phoenix, Arizona

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SAN DIEGO – September 30, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

REALM, in conjunction with a local partner  Pennant Development, has purchased a 175,896-square-foot shopping center, formerly known as Metro Power Center, located at the southwest corner of North Metro Parkway West and West Cheryl Drive in Phoenix, Arizona, from Florida-based LNR Partners, LLC for an undisclosed price. The redeveloped center will be named Metro Pavilion.

In conjunction with the purchase, REALM and Pennant leased the property’s formerly vacant anchor space to Adelante Healthcare, a community health center serving more than 75,000 patients across nine locations throughout Arizona. REALM structured the transaction as a Qualified Opportunity Zone Investment.

Glenn Smigiel at CBRE represented the seller.

According to Travis King, REALM’s CEO, “The Metro Pavilion acquisition provided our investors with the

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