A jewellery retailer in Nottingham city centre is set to close on Christmas Eve after more than 70 years of trading.

M. Kemp Antiques and Fine Jewels has been trading for decades on in the centre of the city but its current owners, Katie Kemp and granddaughter Mia Kemp, have decided to close the store for good.

News that the store would be closing was first revealed in February but the date of December 24 has only recently been disclosed by the owners, with a closing sale set to try and offload any remaining stock before closure.


The store has been based on Derby Road since it opened, moving a few doors from its original location in 1989 and has faced a series of robberies throughout its 70-year history.

The owners cited Brexit as one of the reasons for the stores closure with uncertainty surrounding the UK’s exit from the European Union having affected their business.

Katie Kemp told the Nottingham Post: “I feel quite sad really. I’ve been working here since I was 19, I feel like this is home. But it just feels like the right time.”