When Richter & Phillips crossed Main Street in 2016, almost quadrupling their size, their new home at the corner of Sixth and Main streets also contained a little-known and coveted treasure – a 1920s bank safe, an iron door and all.
For five years this treasure remained inactive, but in 2020 they invested in the historic space by drawing on its Art Deco roots and filling it with the history of Richter & Phillips. They turned it into a place to make even more memories together – a place redesigned to serve as a versatile space to welcome and come together.
Today it’s an eclectic recreation of the 1920s sweatshop. Original white marble stairs lead to an intimate space behind the imposing steel arch door, where an emerald green sofa, light fixtures period and a well-stocked bar serve as focal points. One wall features framed Richter & Phillips advertisements from catalogs from the 1920s.
The Vault is a fantastic space for meetings and gatherings and has hosted a wide range of nonprofits and organizations, from board meetings to book clubs. The safe doubles as a private shopping space, where anyone, from special guests to couples buying an engagement ring, can view high-end jewelry.
Richter & Phillips, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary, considers it an honor to serve Cincinnati for all watch and jewelry needs since 1896. Whether it’s a $ 50 charm repair or a sale of diamonds of $ 50,000, they strive to provide a 5 star customer service experience every time you walk through their doors or visit them online.