Carlinville to lose only jewelry store

Carlinville to lose only jewelry store

By MISTY FRITZ

Enquirer-Democrat Reporter

After serving the Carlinville community for 31 years, Karla’s Jewelry, located on the square, will close for good as of Friday, Feb. 15.

Karla Denby opened the store in October 1988 after purchasing the building from Dorothy and Ed Schaefer; prior to them, the store was owned by D. Schaefer’s family. “Her maiden name was also Schaefer,” said Laura Convery, who has been managing the store for the last few years while Denby has been in ill health. “When they took it over, everyone thought it had been his family’s because they didn’t change the name.”

Read the full story in the 2-7-19 edition of the Macoupin County Enquirer~Democrat.

Karla Denby did many of the renovations to her jewelry store herself. She has owned the building since 1988. Photo provided