The girls are in.
Kristeens, long known as a Zionsville must-stop for jewelry, is in a new location at190 S. Main St., in the former Brown’s on Main.
Owner Kelly Martin, whose new storefront is the third iteration of Kristeens since she and her husband acquired the business in 2005, said the latest move was quite a surprise – and came just in the nick of time.
“It was time to renew our lease (at the previous Kristeens at the corner of Main and First streets), and that wasn’t going to happen,” Martin said. “We were having a difficult time finding a place to go.”
Facing the lease’s end in 10 days, Martin heard the new location, previously a Vera Bradley outlet, was available. Martin spoke with the owner, David Brown, and struck a deal in a matter of hours.
“The process didn’t even take 24 hours,” said Martin. “I spoke with Brown that evening, and by 10 a.m. the next day, we were signing the lease.”
The new location opened for business on April 12, and Martin, along with her nine employees, seem to be enjoying the nearly 2,400-square-foot upgrade over the previous location.
“We were bursting at the seams (in the other location),” she said. “We didn’t even have room to work. This building is perfect, even though we still need to paint.”
Martin credits Kristeens’ laid-back atmosphere as part of the business’ success.
“When you walk into most jewelry stores, you’re overwhelmed by people in suits and ties,” she said. “Here, you’re not scared. We have fun and we don’t bite.”
In need of jewelry? Kristeens’ new hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.