Robbins Bros Reacquires Houston Stores

By JCK Online

Robbins Brothers has regained two of its Houston stores after Vancouver-based Spence Diamonds abruptly closed them.

Spence Diamonds, a successful Canadian chain that was considered a pioneer of “brass and glass,” had purchased three Robbins Brothers stores in 2009 after Robbins went Chapter 11.

Spence could not be reached for comment at press time, but announced on its website that it had “ceased its U.S. operations in Houston, Texas, effective Dec. 1.”

One Robbins store will open Jan. 24 in the Houston Loop. A Baybrook location will open mid-year. The third store, in Willowbrook, has been sold by Spence to another company, Robbins Brothers said.

“We are grateful for a second chance,” said Andy Heyneman, president and CEO for Robbins Brothers, in a statement. “Houston has been a very important market to us; to have the opportunity to return so quickly is a testament to the hard work of everyone in the company.”

About Tracey Lyles

Tracey Lyles happily serves as Robbins Brothers' social media and public relations manager and has been with the company for years. Prior to joining Robbins Brothers, she worked in the research and news departments at KTLA-TV, and was also an account executive for Sharp & Associates Public Relations in Hollywood. Tracey received a B.A. in English from UCLA and for leisure enjoys shopping, reading, dancing, going to church and spending quality time with family and friends.
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