MLive is reporting Van Sweden Jewelers is closing it's doors after 40 years in downtown Kalamazoo.

The story says Don Van Sweden made the decision based on the time commitment,  having four children younger than 13 at home and his wife is a doctor at Bronson. On top of that, he lost two important employees last year and had trouble replacing them.

The story says Van Sweden hopes to finish a liquidation by Mother's Day weekend.