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Olina Jewels opens larger store in Portage

By Robin Dudgeon, Portage Daily Graphic

Olina Jewels opened a new location at 115 Saskatchewan Ave. E. in Portage la Prairie Tuesday, which will allow owners Komal and Ajay Aggarwal to expand their business.

The Aggarwals took possession of the new larger building in October of 2011 and have be working for seven months to transform the former seniors centre into a jewelry store.

"I always keep on hearing that the prices are good but the choices are limited. I couldn't do much because the space was limited, now we have the big space so I think it will give us more choices and more products," said Ajay Aggarwal.

The Aggarwals wanted to create a jewelry store on par with stores in Winnipeg with the space and the ambience and now they are able to do that.

"The ambience of a jewelry store should be something different, not like a small shop," said Komal Aggarwal.

"When they go to Winnipeg they see the big store like this and then when they come to Portage they come to only a small shop, which is a different experience for customers. That's the reason we thought, okay, let's make the same," added Ajay Aggarwal.

In addition to Olina Fashions on Saskatchewan Ave. the couple also owns the previous Olina Jewels location, but have not yet decided what to do with the building.

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