Posted on: November 4, 2021 Posted by: Ariel Tattum Comments: 0

TECUMSEH — Hacker Jewelers was a staple in downtown Tecumseh for 37 years, but Barb and Dan Hacker started planning their retirement before COVID-19 hit.

They wanted to make certain that the store was occupied by jewelers and it took a little longer than expected to find a buyer, but they found the perfect pair in business partners Cheyenne Sosman and Jackie Juhasz. The pair closed on the property in September.

The new shop will be called Patina, named for that green oxidation that is seen on aged copper, for example, the Statue of Liberty.

“We really, really wanted to make sure there was going to be a jewelry store in that space. Tecumseh is a great town and people are interested in the building and have ideas, even since COVID, but we had really focused on getting a jeweler in there. So when Jackie approached us, we thought it was going to be a great fit for the town and a great opportunity for her and her business partner, Cheyenne,” Dan Hacker said. “I have every reason to believe that they’re going to be in downtown Tecumseh for a long time.”