GiftTree to open East Coast facility in Charlotte
 
Published Friday, June 1, 2012 10:00 am

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June 1, 2012

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GiftTree to open East Coast facility in Charlotte

GiftTree.com, an online retailer, has signed a lease for 112,000 square feet of space in Shopton Ridge Business Park in southwest Charlotte. The Vancouver, WA based company will operate their East Coast assembly and distribution operation in Charlotte. The Charlotte operation will be the first facility the company has opened outside of Vancouver.

GiftTree is an online retailer of personalized gift baskets, fresh flowers and balloon bouquets. Their gift baskets include a full line from fruit to wine to chocolates to other customized selections.

GiftTree was founded in 1997 by husband and wife, Craig Bowen and Esther Diez. The company offers 24-hour service to their customers and specializes in corporate gift services for all occasions.

The company will employ approximately 20 workers full-time in Charlotte and will employ a larger number of seasonal part-time workers from September to December. They plan to occupy their new location later this summer to be ready for the holiday gift buying season.

The Chamber began working with GiftTree in September of 2011. Chuck Dixon of Commercial Carolina represented GiftTree in the real estate transaction, and Cooper Burton and Petr Vasicko represented the landlord, Shopton Ridge 30-C LLC.

For more information on GiftTree, please visit www.gifttree.com. You may also contact:

 

Craig Bowen
Owner
Gift Services, Inc.
1800 West Fourth Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98660
360.699.0772
craig@gifttree.com

Scott Hippe
Gift Services, Inc.
1800 West Fourth Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98660
360.699.0772
scott@gifttree.com

Jeff Edge
SVP, Economic Development
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
704.378.1307
jedge@charlottechamber.com

 

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