For 126 years 31 E. Market Street in Corning has only been home to one business.
It’s Bong’s Jewelers, and was founded by the current operator’s great-grandfather. Jeff Bong will retire at the end of the month – marking the end of an era.
Jeff took over in 1975; and he’s run the jewelry store in the heart of Corning for all those years since.
In this special feature by Rachel Midey, of WYDC-TV, Corning’s Fox affiliate – Bong discusses his time in the business, and how customers became family over more than a century of operation.
Watch her report from Downtown Corning