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Tigertree going touchless with online shopping thanks to COVID-19

Tigertree going touchless with online shopping thanks to COVID-19

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Tigertree, a Short North gift shop owned by married couple Josh and Nikki Quinn, announced with a Facebook post and letter on Tigertree’s website Thursday morning that it would be closing its doors after 14 years and moving online.

“If you don’t want to lose more places like Tigertree please wear a mask and make sure everyone around you is wearing one too,”

Josh Quinn, co-owner of Tigertree

“If you don’t want to lose more places like Tigertree please wear a mask and make sure everyone around you is wearing one too,” Josh said in a statement. 

Tigertree’s decade-plus of success in the Short North started in 2007, when its owners opened a storefront on Brickle St.—it was the same year the couple said, “I do.” Growing faster than expected, Tigertree moved to High St. the following year. 

2011 was the big year for Tigertree: it moved to its largest location yet at 787 N. High St. and opened a children’s store, Cub Shrub, in Grandview. 

Cub Shrub confirmed in a comment to (614) that it is not planning on closing its storefront at this time, stating that it is “well suited for the shifts needed to operate in this climate.”

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Tigertree, however, offers a more hands-on shopping experience. The owners designed the store as a way for guests to spend time discovering a well-curated collection of quirky possessions. High-touch surfaces have been a hot-button issue in regards to the spread of COVID-19.

Josh was hopeful in his letter that he and his wife can deliver the “best gift store on the Internet.” Tigertree does have plans to reopen a brick and mortar location sometime in the future.

Starting today, all Tigertree apparel will be discounted by 10 percent. You can use the code ByeStore10 if you are shopping online. Use the discount code TAKE25 to take off an additional 25 percent.

For those wanting to shop in person while the store is still in business, the owners are asking customers to come in one at a time (or in groups of five) and to sign up ahead of time here. There are currently shopping dates available on July 16, 17, 18, and 21.

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