MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 22, 2019) — Kneucraft Fine Jewelry & Design has leased a 1,484 SF square-foot retail space on the ground floor of One Fountain Plaza at Fountains at Gateway, announced developer Scott Graby, president of Hearthstone Properties.
Kneucraft Fine Jewelry & Design is a family owned and operated jewelry store that designs and hand-fabricates bridal, special-occasion and casual jewelry as well as high-end, one-of-a-kind pieces. The store also carries upscale watch lines.
Kneucraft has been in operation for 28 years in upstate New York, in the city of Plattsburgh. Owners Shawn and Kimberly Kneussle and their son and head jeweler Ryan Kneussle are relocating the business to Murfreesboro.
"We are excited about opening our new jewelry store and also making our home in Murfreesboro," said Shawn Kneussle. "We love the area and the people we’ve met here and have found the ideal location for our new store at Fountains at Gateway."
"As custom jewelers, we personally handle every facet of the business – from creating custom-designed engagement and bridal sets to restoring or repurposing dated jewelry into a piece that can be worn for generations," added Kneussle. "Customers are often surprised to learn that a custom piece can be designed to fit their taste, gemstone and metal choice as well as their budget. We compete with the finest jewelry lines available, but each piece of jewelry we create is unique and reasonably priced."
The buildout of Kneucraft Fine Jewelry & Design is underway and slated to open in mid June.
"A jewelry store has been on Fountains’ ‘shopping list’ since the beginning, but we didn’t want just any jewelry store," said Graby. "It needed to be a family-run, independent shop with a story behind it, and with a strong craftsman mentality. It was hard to find the perfect fit until Shawn and Kim came to visit and checked all the boxes. We fell in love with their family and their passion for their craft, and we can’t wait to introduce them to Murfreesboro. We placed them next to e.Allen’s clothing boutique and look forward to synergy between the two shops as well as with the View at Fountains (our new conference and event center), which is playing host to a growing number of Middle Tennessee weddings."
About Kneucraft Jewelry & Design
Founded in 1991, Kneucraft Jewelry & Design is a family owned and operated custom jeweler in Plattsburg, New York. In June 2019, owners Shawn and Kimberly Kneussle and head designer Ryan Kneussle are relocating Kneucraft to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in the new Fountains at Gateway development. Kneucraft is known for its old-school hand fabrication which includes hand carving and the creation of wax models, a proven tradition that guarantees accuracy down to finite detail. The jeweler also uses the latest CAD design technology, which pinpoints accuracy and balance in the design. Visit www.kneucraft.com for more information.
About Fountains at Gateway
Fountains at Gateway is a 31-acre, Class A mixed-use development that was created to serve three distinct purposes – as a corporate office campus, upscale dining and retail district, and event and entertainment venue. Located at 1500 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the $80 million development will include 400,000 square feet of office space in three office buildings, 70,000 square feet of retail space spread across the first floors of all buildings, as well as a 100-unit apartment community and a midsize boutique hotel.
Phase one of the development includes a four-story, 105,500-square-foot office building and two retail buildings totaling 33,200 square feet. The office building and first retail building opened in 2017 and the second retail building was completed in early 2019. Retail tenants now open include Just Love Coffee, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic’s Medling Plastic Surgery, Kattine Dermatology & Aesthetics Departments and the Boutique; Edible Arrangements; The Soda Bar; Homegrown Marketplace; Burger Republic; Board & Brush; Nothing Bundt Cakes; Anytime Fitness; e.Allen; and The Social Chair. Kneucraft Jewelry & Design and Steakhouse Five are slated to open mid-year. Fountains at Gateway is developed and leased by Hearthstone Properties, a Murfreesboro commercial real estate investment company. For additional information, visit www.FountainsAtGateway.com.
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