Photos: Astwood Dickinson’s Grand Opening

June 5, 2015

Astwood Dickinson held their grand opening today [June 5], with the island’s oldest jeweler making a move to the Orbis building at 25 Front Street after 111 years at their previous location.

CEO Somers Cooper previously explained that the decision to move an iconic store like Astwood Dickinson was not taken lightly. “It’s always a risk when moving an institution from an established and successful location.

“The opportunity arose at the same time our lease was near completion. We belived that a move to Orbis House would appeal to our customer base and allow us to showcase our beautiful products in an updated setting.”


“Orbis House is closer in proximity to the multitude of offices that now border Pitt’s Bay Rd. and is also directly across from the Hamilton Ferry Terminal providing tremendous foot traffic.

“We sensed that the local economy would start to improve soon, especially with the announcement of Bermuda hosting the America’s Cup.

“The redevelopment of the Hamilton Princess just up the road was icing on the cake. With the help and cooperation from Rego Sotheby’s Realty and the landlords, it became a reality.

“This move represents our strong commitment to the island, our customers, our staff and our vendors.”

Those in attendance today included Premier Michael Dunkley, Minister Dr Grant Gibbons, Mayor of Hamilton Charles Gosling, Somers Cooper, James Boyce, Managing Director Ian Smith and Board Chairman Kim White.

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