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Taste of Schenectady and Beyond Vol 4 • No1

In this issue, we spotlight Ambition Bistro and the Jay Street Marketplace of Schenectady small businesses. The Mission of Taste of Schenectady® is to inspire people to support family owned and independent restaurants and gourmet food and lifestyle businesses—as well as our local community, and ALL of its people!

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They’ll beat any competitor’s price for bought or sold jewelry or services. That’s the Paragon Promise!” Paragon Jeweler A Full-service Jeweler with over 20 Years of Experience BY PATRICIA TERRILL WITH PATRICK RAY Jay Street’s Pedestrian Mall has undergone a makeover with a new jewelry shop, Paragon Jeweler, owned by Matthew Powell. He worked for over 20 years in the jewelry business at the Rotterdam Mall before deciding to open his own shop located at 163 Jay Street. Fine jewelry and an impressive showroom Whether you’re looking for that one unique piece that calls your name or would like help in selecting a beautiful item from their fine stock of classic and contemporary styles, visit their showroom today. The designer jewelry store boasts a wide array of eye pleasing necklaces, bracelets, and rings. The region’s most unique and eclectic inventory of white and yellow gold, diamond, vintage, new fine jewelry, and estate jewelry (at impressively low prices) are displayed throughout the store. When Powell left working in the jewelry business at the mall, Marina DeSantis left too and became Powell’s manager at Paragon. Powell’s vision was to buy and sell top quality jewelry, affordable to a wide spectrum of budgets. That became a reality when Matt opened Paragon Jeweler at the start of the New Year. Engagement and wedding rings At Paragon, they specialize in helping you and your partner to discover your dream diamond engagement ring or bridal set. Matt Powell and staff are committed to presenting unique, timeless, and breathtaking pieces and they make it their mission to offer you uncompromising quality and value at affordable prices. Men’s & Ladie’s Watches Paragon Jeweler carries men’s and ladies’ dress, fine fashion, and sports watches 22 Taste of Schenectady® and Beyond www.tasteofschenectady.com Vol. 4 No. 1

in luxury and everyday styles, as well as metal and leather watch bands to match any style. Cash for your jewelry You’ll receive the region’s best price for your gold and silver jewelry, diamonds, coins, watches, and other fine jewelry. That’s the Paragon Promise to you. Do not accept an offer from anyone else until you’ve heard what Paragon is willing to pay. Visit the store for a quote and cash offer, or call and tell them what you’re selling. They will happily provide an estimate over the phone. Watch repair and watch batteries Paragon Jeweler will professionally install a new, factory-sealed Energizer-brand watch battery for only five dollars. There is never any additional charge for installation, and they promise to care for your watch as if it were their own. They also size watch bands ($5). As your full-service jeweler, Paragon is able to size or repair any jewelry without exception, and they’ll always handle your cherished jewelry with the care and respect it deserves. With over 30 years combined experience in the jewelry business, the Paragon Team strives for perfection in all that they do---from the most basic to the most complex jobs. “We strive to exceed your expectations. We’ll beat any competitor’s price for bought or sold jewelry or services,” says Paragon Jeweler Matt Powell. ADV. 163 Jay Street Schenectady, NY 12305 Store Hours Monday: Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday: 10am - 5pm Sunday: 11am - 3pm (518) 357-3291 www.paragonjeweler.com Taste of Schenectady® and Beyond www.tasteofschenectady.com Vol. 4 No. 1 23