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Puffin Population on the Rise in Reykjavík

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Puffin Population on the Rise in Reykjavík

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Tourist stores are commonly referred to as puffin stores. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

A jewelry store which has been operating on Laugavegur, downtown Reykjavík, since 1904, will be replaced by a tourist shop, mbl.is reports.

“The downtown is in fact changing into tourist shops and restaurants,” stated Ragnar Símonarson jeweler, owner of Jón Sigmundsson jewelry store at Laugavegur 5. The company is one of the oldest in the country.

It’s not clear where the store moves, but it will likely be to one of the shopping malls, Kringla or Smáralind. “We received an offer too good to refuse,” Ragnar explained. The offer was given on short notice, which is why a new location hasn’t been selected.

Tourist stores are commonly referred to as puffin stores. Thus, it is clear that the population of puffins, albeit stuffed, is on the rise in Reykjavík.

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