WOODMERE, Ohio – Tiffany & Co. is celebrating the grand opening of a new store at Eton on Chagrin Boulevard.
“Oh, we’re back! When Tiffany’s arrives, we’re back,” said Deonna Ivey from Highland Heights.
The other stores are located in Cincinnati and Columbus.
“I think it’s fantastic! I think it's fantastic to have it here and not have to go to Columbus, so I greatly appreciate that,” said Ivey.
The new 2,700-sq ft Tiffany’s carries a variety of the items the retailer has become known for since 1837.
“Fashion jewelry, accessories, our leather collection, giftware, it's all available here in Cleveland,” said Cathy Elward from Tiffany & Co. “I feel that there are so many things that set Tiffany apart but really the power of our brand is something, I think, we’re most proud of.”
While Tiffany’s is a luxury brand where a 10.5 carat necklace can cost more than $50,000 or a 1.5 carat Tiffany ring will run upwards of $30,000, there are lower cost items ranging from sunglasses to purses and smaller keepsakes.
The retailer is also known for being selective with store locations which is why the move into Eton is seen as a good sign for the local economy. “It’s such a vibrant shopping center and the growth here with the restaurants and other luxury retail, we’re just delighted to be here,” said Elward.
Woodmere Mayor Charles E. Smith said it’s a welcome addition to the tiny village where fewer than 900 people live among 450 businesses. There is already a plan in place to tackle the traffic congestion on Chagrin Boulevard.
“The lighting systems, to make sure they’re hooked up all the way down to Shaker, possibly, so that traffic can flow better and we can be able to move people in and out of here because we have approximately 20,000 people a day coming through Woodmere Village," said Mayor Smith.
Tiffany’s took over the space previously occupied by Berger and Silver. That jewelry store went out of business after almost 100 years in the Cleveland.