Bartelsmeyer Jewelry Is Relocating To Downtown Fort Scott

The Bartelsmeyer’s loft apartment is above the Fort Scott Tribune Newspaper office at 22 N. Main.

The local jeweler is relocating his business to downtown Fort Scott.

John and Cindy Bartelsmeyer are the owners of Bartelsmeyer Jewelers, which is currently located at 1519 S. National.
They are moving the shop to 22 N. Main in late spring or early summer 2021.

“We like our current location at 1519 S. National,” John said.  “We own the building at 22 N. Main and because we wish to promote the growth and renewal of downtown Fort Scott, we decided to relocate. We believe Fort Scott will soon be the hub of tourism in Southeast Kansas.”


At their new location, the Bartelsmeyer’s will continue selling fine jewelry including engagement rings, wedding bands, anniversary rings, diamond pendants, custom designs, sterling silver jewelry, watches, clocks, and other gift items, he said.


John will continue with jewelry repairs, and an employee will be continuing custom design and engraving.


“Krysta Hulbert does most of the custom designs, she’s a great artist, and  (also does)engraving,” Cindy said.  “Krysta also does minor jewelry repairs and ring sizing.”


The Fort Scott Tribune newspaper is currently located at 22 N. Main and will be moving to the Rennett Studio building just down the street to the south.


Loft Living Downtown

The Bartelsmeyer’s have been residents of downtown Fort Scott since 2019, she said.


“We have completely renovated the second floor and added a deck and master bedroom, ” Cindy said. “We added an elevator, a garage, and a workshop.”


“The building was purchased in 2014,” she said.
Renovation began in the spring of 2014 and is on-going as there is continued building updates each year.”
They said there are benefits to living downtown.
“We love living downtown,” Cindy said. ” We have beautiful views of from our windows of the continuous activity on Main Street, the Fort Scott National Historic Site, and North National Avenue.”
“We are within walking distance of restaurants, a coffee shop, a bakery, a brewery, a hardware store, great shopping opportunities, the post office, banks, and a new grocery store,” she said. ” We can observe beautiful sunrises from our front east-facing windows and sunsets from our the deck on the west side of the building.”
“The development and renewal of downtown Fort Scott has been fun to watch and we are happy to participate in contributing to the history of our community by the restoration of our building,” Cindy said.

Current jewelry store employees are the Bartelsmeyers,  Hulbert, Julie Kibble, Jenna Bond, and Yvonne Holloway.

Bartelsmeyer Jewelry is currently located at  1519 S. National.

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