After 15 years at its 86th & Ditch location, the Global Gifts Indianapolis north store is moving to Nora Plaza, 1300 E. 86th Street, a few doors north of Whole Foods, effective August 31. The store will be completely redesigned with energy efficient lighting, a custom built sales counter, and new flooring to provide a more upbeat and welcoming atmosphere.
“We are very excited about this new location for Global Gifts. We have seen strong sales growth for our organization in recent years and we think this move will be an important step in allowing us to continue to grow. Each sale Global Gifts makes provides much needed hope and opportunity to developing world artisans. Increasing sales is crucial to our artisan partners and toward fulfilling our fair trade mission,” said Sam Carpenter, executive director of Global Gifts. “We greatly appreciate the support our customers have shown us over the years and we hope they will follow us to this new location,” Carpenter continued.
“We love the support of the neighbors and shops at our current location, but look forward to the dynamic environment in Nora. The smaller space will highlight our beautiful products while the range of stores at Nora will allow us to better serve our current and future customers," said Robin Jones, store manager.
To mark the move, Global Gifts has planned a grand-opening celebration September 9 and 10 with live music, artisan demos, great discounts and samples of fair trade treats. Store hours will remain the same although September 9 the store will stay open until 9:00 PM to help more people join the celebration.