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‘A lot of people to thank’: K. Hollis celebrating

BATAVIA – It’s hard for K. Hollis Jewelers owner Rob Hollis to forget the anniversary of the opening of the store, which he owns with his wife, Karen Hollis, or their wedding anniversary.

They opened the store April 5, 2005. On Friday, Hollis and his wife celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary.

“It so happens the store anniversary and our wedding anniversary coincide,” Rob Hollis said.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, the store will celebrate its ninth anniversary at 147 S. Randall Road in Batavia. The event will feature raffle prizes every hour along with food and refreshments.

At 4 p.m., a grand prize of a $250 gift certificate will be given away.

K. Hollis Jewelers is located in the Windmill shopping center near Jewel-Osco. Information is available at the store’s website,

The store celebrates its anniversary every year.

“It’s all about thanking the customers,” Rob Hollis said. “We’ve been really lucky. Our customer list is 15,000 now. That’s a lot of people to thank.”

The store has grown. In 2012, the store more than doubled in size, from 1,800 square feet to 4,100 square feet.

The expansion allowed the owners to spread out their merchandise and add more lines of jewelry.

Along with carrying new jewelry, K. Hollis also turns old jewelry into new items.

“We’ve been doing more of that these days,” he said. “Karen is probably doing two or three of these a day. People might have an emotional attachment to a ring or another piece of jewelry. We just turn it into something new.”

The store tries to serve its customers as best it can, Hollis said, adding, “we want to make sure you are getting what you want.”

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