Famous jeweler is closing up shop

Perhaps you've already heard. One of our beloved mall-based jewelry chains is closing it's doors for good. A quick trip to the Whitehall Jewelers Website makes it all too plain. After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in June, the company is liquidating it's inventory and is calling it quits.

A report from azcentral.com, a popular Arizona news source, indicates that Chicago-based Whitehall is closing 373 stores nationwide. Some of those stores carry the Whitehall name, some have done business under the name Lundstrom Jewelers. Indications are that the company will terminate business by Christmas, or when all items have been sold.