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Lednum's Closes its Doors After 76 Years in Cambridge

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Chip Lednum (Photo: WBOC) Chip Lednum (Photo: WBOC)

CAMBRIDGE, Md.- "The End of an Era" is printed at the top of a letter sent to all Lednum's customers.   The 76-year-old business will be closing for good, as soon as all its inventory is gone.

The announcement comes just over one month after the death of Margie Lednum, who along with her husband Chip, ran the store from 1977 until her passing on Dec. 30.

"The thing that I enjoyed most, was that everybody called her a lady.  We had been married for 49 and a half years this year," said Chip Lednum.

He said he cannot keep up with the store on his own, and decided to close up shop. That was bad news for Frank and Claudia Cooke, longtime customers.

"The first thing I did when we moved to town was walk around Main Street, and I saw this charming jewelry shop and it was like a mom and pop kind of thing and I came right in, first week I was here," said Claudia.  That was 13 years ago.

Frank said he wishes all businesses could last as long as Lednum's.

"Would that every store have as much success as Lednum's Jewelers, and we'd like to see more of that kind of thing continue," he said.

Chip said that although the doors are closing, he can see the legacy the store and his wife will be leaving behind.

"We're going miss her.  But I'm sure she would be glad to see all of our wonderful things that we had worked so hard for are going to people that really enjoy them," he said.

He said he not retiring, though.  Lednum's is also a hearing aid distributor, and he plans to help his son with that business.

Lednum's was first opened by Chip's parents, Charley and Esther, in 1937.

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