By Lani Gering
Silver Parrot – Uniquely Sterling….Silver and Stones!
I had the pleasure of meeting the current owner of the Silver Parrot, Patrick Dunn. Before buying this jewelry boutique in 2006, Patrick worked in software development. He and his wife, Holly, had always planned to be business owners, and were inspired when they learned that the Silver Parrot was on the market. While they found this was the perfect opportunity to be in business for themselves, Holly has kept her position in the corporate world and Pat has taken on the role of proprietor. They are looking forward to the boost in the economy that the waterfront rehabilitation will bring in the very near future and to the day when they can both spend their time at the store.
It is no secret that the Silver Parrot has a loyal following in Old Town. Perhaps the greatest attributor to this is the shopping experience itself. Patrick and his staff know their customers by name, and make the Silver Parrot a destination for any occasion. I have been a loyal customer of Silver Parrot and have been the lucky recipient of several beautiful pieces from friends who have been regular customers for decades. It is refreshing to be in such an inviting environment with a true neighborhood feel. This “mom and pop shop” puts their customers first and continue to contribute to King Street’s charm.
113 King Street
Old Town Alexandria
Publishers Note: Special thanks to Elizabeth Jones for her research and input to this profile.