Occasions Fine Jewelry was founded by Michael’s dad, Mike Fleck, who began his business with a thrift store roll top desk, a card table and two secondhand cases in the back of a pharmacy owned by his uncle. You wouldn’t be able to tell from the looks of it, Fleck says, but his current location used to be a rundown Denny’s. They purchased the building in 2008, and with the help of interior designer
Leslie McGwire, Fleck renovated it in 2021. Fleck wanted Occasions to be a celebration of everything that’s best about Midland.