Trickels Jewelers perseveres as Clearwater changes - 2008-11-28
CLEARWATER — Once upon a time, downtown was a place where you could get your hair cut, buy a suit, catch a movie, try on shoes, shop for toys, replace your tools, and even kick the tires on a new car.
"Everything you could think of was downtown. No matter what you were looking for, you could find it," said Lillian Trickel, owner of Trickels Jewelers.
Trickel, 91, has stayed in business downtown for an astounding 63 years, through thick and thin, prompting Clearwater officials to recently award her the key to the city.