Tiger Lily Opens James Island Location
Sep 07, 2018 10:56AM
● By Kathleen Maris
Charleston’s award-winning florist Tiger Lily has opened a second location on James Island.
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.
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.
Tiger Lily will maintain its 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.
“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.”
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 participates in the annual “Petal It Forward” program giving away hundreds of flowers. Tiger Lily has been named Charleston’s Best Florist since 2000.