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New Concord shop offers unique items for all gift giving needs

John Lowe The New Concord Leader Published: August 30, 2013 1:42 PM
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NEW CONCORD — A new shop in the village offers the community a valuable resource for finding the perfect gift that cannot be found in a mall or a run-of-the-mill store.

Thistle & Clover Village Gift Shop opened its doors earlier this summer with the return to town of village native, Robyn Kreager.

More precisely, Kreager moved back to New Concord two years ago due to family circumstances and her husband’s job.

The time seemed ripe this summer to open the gift shop.

Deciding on the particular business was not a whim. Kreager knows the gift shop business.

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“I owned a gift shop with three other women for eight years,” she said.

That would have been during the 30-year period that she lived in Warren.

Just six weeks ago, she decided that it was time return to business and that New Concord offered a great setting for a shop that satisfies an unfilled need.

She has hired Lydia Phillips, a Muskingum University student who graduated from John Glenn High School in May.

So, what does Thistle & Clover offer?

Enter and find clothing, giftware and jewelry among a wealth of other products.

“We have six new lines made in the United States,” she said. “We have greeting cards on recycled paper also made in the U.S. and we’re getting two new lines of American-made jewelry.”

Some fall themed items soon will be arriving and Kreager plans to have plenty of Christmas gift items stocked for the holiday season.

Earring sets start at $7.99 and go up from there. Kreager has a Facebook page for the shop and posts something new every day.

Thistle & Clover Village Gift Shop also provides gift consulting services.

“We keep current on what’s popular,” she said.

For the clueless man looking for something special for his significant other, Thistle and Clover is the place to drop in.

“The day before yesterday, a guy walked in and we set him up,” Phillips said.

Located at 30 E. Main St., the shop is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information, call (740) 261-5046 or (330) 979-8051.


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