Tiger Lily Opens Second Location on James Island; Completes Downtown Renovation

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston’s award-winning florist Tiger Lily has opened a second location on James Island, giving locals even more access to their favorite flower shop.?
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A Charleston staple for more than 20 years, Tiger Lily now has a state-of-the-art floral design studio and retail shop at 1614 Camp Road. Tiger Lily owners Manny and Clara Gonzales have been overseeing the renovation of the 4,000-square-foot facility for the last several months.?
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The James Island location is designed with an open concept, allowing customers to watch the floral artisans at work in the design studio. The new location will be their main hub housing all floral production for daily and wedding operations, consultations for weddings, customer service and sales assistants, delivery vehicles and administrative offices.
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Tiger Lily will maintain their presence at its original location at 131 Spring St. A portion of the Spring Street building has been renovated into a modern urban floral boutique. The remaining 5,800 square feet is available for lease. They purchased the Spring Street location in 2004, renovating the abandoned 1920s service station. For their efforts, they were awarded the prestigious Carolopolis Awards from the Preservation Society of Charleston.?
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“We’re really grateful for the support of the Charleston community over the last two decades, and we’re excited to give James Island and West Ashley residents easier access to our services,” said Manny Gonzales. “At the same time, we love our downtown location and certainly didn’t want to move from the Cannonborough-Elliottborough neighborhood we have grown to love. We feel confident our customers will appreciate having two locations for greater access to our floral services.”?
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Over the last two decades, Tiger Lily has established itself as a leader in the Charleston floral industry with its attention to customer service, its floral design excellence for weddings and its charitable efforts. The company regularly partners with area nonprofits for its Charity in Bloom program, and Tiger Lily participates in the annual “Petal It Forward” program giving away hundreds of flowers. Tiger Lily has been named Charleston’s Best Florist since 2000.?
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About Tiger Lily
Inspired by the beauty and sophistication of Charleston, Manny and Clara Gonzales started Tiger Lily in 1996. Their goal was simple: Be the best florist in Charleston. Since then, Tiger Lily has grown to be the largest florist in South Carolina and has been Voted “Charleston’s Best Florist” every year since 2000. For more information, visit www.tigerlilyflorist.com or stop by one of their two locations at 131 Spring St. in downtown Charleston or 1614 Camp Road on James Island.
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Tiger Lily to Add Second Location on James Island, Renovate Downtown Retail Store

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – After more than 20 years in business, Tiger Lily is opening a second location on James Island, giving locals even more access to Charleston’s favorite florist.

Tiger Lily is purchasing the 4,000-square-foot building at 1614 Camp Road and renovating the space into a state-of-the-art floral design studio and retail shop. Tiger Lily will maintain a retail space at its current location at 131 Spring St.

Owners Manny and Clara Gonzales said they are looking forward to giving residents of James Island and West Ashley easier access to a Tiger Lily retail shop and design studio while maintaining a presence in the Cannon-Elliottborough neighborhood of downtown Charleston. The couple purchased the Spring Street location in 2004, renovating the abandoned 1920s service station. For their efforts, they were awarded the prestigious Carolopolis Awards from the Preservation Society of Charleston.

The Gonzales’ will renovate the James Island building using as many green building practices as possible, including solar panels. The floral design studio, wedding services, storage and administrative offices will be moved to the James Island location. The building is designed with an open-concept format, giving customers a chance to see the floral artisans at work.

A portion of the Spring Street building will be renovated for a slightly larger retail shop, and the remaining 5,800 square feet is available for lease.

The renovated downtown retail space and the new shop on James Island should be open in late May 2018.

“We want everyone to know we’re staying downtown and simply adding another location in James Island to give our customers even more access to our services,” said Manny Gonzales. “We love this downtown Charleston neighborhood and we love this space. Buying this building was the best decision we’ve ever made. We won several architectural awards for Spring Street, and we want to do the same with the new Camp Road location.”

Over the last two decades, Tiger Lily has established itself as a leader in the Charleston floral industry with its attention to customer service, its floral design excellence for weddings and its charitable efforts. The company regularly partners with area nonprofits for its Charity in Bloom program, and Tiger Lily participates in the annual “Petal It Forward” program giving away hundreds of flowers. Tiger Lily has been named Charleston’s Best Florist since 2000.
About Tiger Lily
Inspired by the beauty and sophistication of Charleston, Manny and Clara Gonzales started Tiger Lily in 1996. Their goal was simple: Be the best florist in Charleston. Since then, Tiger Lily has grown to be the largest florist in South Carolina and has been Voted “Charleston’s Best Florist” every year since 2000. For more information, visit www.tigerlilyflorist.com or stop by the shop at 131 Spring St., Charleston.

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Hundreds of Flowers to Brighten Charleston as Tiger Lily Encourages Customers to ‘Petal It Forward’

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston’s award-winning florist Tiger Lily will give away 400 bouquets of flowers on Wednesday, Oct. 11, as part of the “Petal It Forward” program. A national effort of the Society of American Florists, Tiger Lily is helping Charleston residents brighten their week – and their health.

Research from the Society of American Florists reveals flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on people’s overall moods. With that in mind, Tiger Lily will give away two bouquets to individuals who stop by the shop at 131 Spring St. on Oct. 11. Customers can keep one for their own enjoyment and give away the second bouquet to a friend, family member, co-worker or even a stranger on the street. Individuals who “Petal It Forward” will be sharing the benefits of flowers with others.

“We see the positive impact day in and day out when we make our flower deliveries,” said Donna Nylin, general manager of Tiger Lily. “People love to get flowers ‘just because’ so we wanted to create random smiles and give people a chance to do the same for someone else.”

A recent survey of 2,500 people throughout the United States confirmed previous studies by Rutgers, Harvard and Texas A&M universities demonstrating the many benefits of flowers, including their positive effects on emotions and happiness.

Highlights from the Society of American Florists survey include:

  • 88 percent of Americans report that giving flowers makes them feel happy, while 80 percent reported that receiving flowers makes them feel happy.
  • 76 percent of Americans agree that having flowers in their home or office improves their mood.
  • 92 percent of women say the best reason to receive flowers is “just because.”

Tiger Lily is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Petal It Forward bouquets will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Customers are encouraged to share photos of their bouquets and the bouquets they share on social media using hashtags #TigerLily and #PetalItForward.

About Tiger Lily
Inspired by the beauty and sophistication of Charleston, Manny and Clara Gonzales started Tiger Lily in 1996. Their goal was simple: Be the best florist in Charleston. Since then, Tiger Lily has grown to be the largest florist in South Carolina and has been Voted “Charleston’s Best Florist” every year since 2000. For more information, visit www.tigerlilyflorist.com or stop by the shop at 131 Spring St., Charleston.

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