Longtime Grapevine jewelry store owner reacts to GrapeFest cancellation

Bermuda Gold & Silver is a custom design jewelry store that also carries other products, such as bridal rings and pens. (Courtesy Bermuda Gold & Silver)
Bermuda Gold & Silver is a custom design jewelry store that also carries other products, such as bridal rings and pens. (Courtesy Bermuda Gold & Silver)

Bermuda Gold & Silver is a custom design jewelry store that also carries other products, such as bridal rings and pens. (Courtesy Bermuda Gold & Silver)

Bermuda Gold & Silver has been a staple of the Main Street scene in Grapevine over the decades.

So when the city announced that the annual GrapeFest festival would be canceled, owner Debi Meek knew that it would come as tough news to small mom-and-pop shops like hers.

"As a downtown merchant and a business that has been in business here on Main Street for 37 years, we have relied heavily on Main Street Fest, GrapeFest, Christmas Capital of Texas and all the many events that we have here that are driven by tourism," Meek said.

Meek said she had taken stock of recent COVID-19 trends and that she was not surprised to find that the festival was called off.

"We were ... hoping that ... it would happen, but, you know, we also had to look at that realistically," Meek said. "How can you social distance 150,000-200,000 people?"


Where her shop would normally be stocking up on new inventory, Meek said she remained cautious before the city made its final decision on the festival.

"Where we would normally be ordering extra inventory ... and having trunk shows and doing things that would cause us to, you know, have a lot more merchandise and do a lot more things," she said, "we're being cautious about how we're planning that and how we're budgeting for the fall."

Bermuda Gold & Silver is a custom design jewelry store that also carries other products, such as bridal rings and pens. The storefront also offers watch services, jewelry cleanings and more.

Bermuda Gold & Silver

404 S. Main St., Grapevine

www.bermudagoldjewelry.com

817-481-5115
By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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