At a recent fire at Toronto, Ontario, the store the store of Cohen Bros. was damaged. The loss is partially coved by insurance.
Source: The Jewelers' Review - 21st January 1895
Enlarging. –Messrs. J. J. Zock & Co., manufacturing jewelers, of Toronto, have, on account of increasing business needs, been forced to enlarge their premises during the past month. To do this they have taken a lease of the entire flat below their present factory; Consisting of the premises formerly occupied by The Cohen Bros. Company, Limited. Mr. Zock says they purpose removing all their offices down stairs and fitting up, along with a large showroom, in first-class style. He has selected and ordered a large amount of new and up-to-date machinery, with which to equip the new factory premises, and when coinpleted thinks they will have facilities second to none in the Dominion. The firm purpose enlarging their lines of jewelry manufacture, and adding in addition a complete line of gold and gold-filled spectacles and eye-glasses, the plant for which Mr. Zock says is now on the way here. The firm have been unusually busy all this season, and express themselves as thoroughly satisfied with the business outlook.
Source: The Trader and Canadian Jeweler - May 1900