Downtown jeweler to close

Mundy & Co. Fine Jewelers to shuts its doors

Another longtime downtown Chico retailer is closing. Mundy & Company Fine Jewelers began its going-out-of-business sale Friday, Nov. 15. The store has occupied the space at 152 E. Second Street, between Peet’s Coffee & Tea and Woodstock’s Pizza, for 25 years.

On Wednesday morning (Nov. 20), friends of store owner Barbara Mundy were helping with sales. Ben Marsdon said the first three days of sales after the closing was announced “were incredible. [The store] was totally packed, and they couldn’t keep up with the register.” He said the store will continue to offer jewelry at reduced prices and will most likely stay open until Christmas. Don Schmitz said Mundy was looking forward to golfing and hanging out with her friends. “Barbara served the community quite well,” Schmitz said.

Mundy & Co. is the third longtime downtown business to close this year. In May, two clothing stores, Betty’s on Broadway and Katie’s Corner, shuttered their storefronts. Betty’s ended operations, while Katie’s relocated to the Chico Mall.