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Retail Roundup: Flying Tiger opens second Long Island location

The Danish design chain features a colorful array of discounted items, including housewares, stationery, office supplies, toys and snacks, all with unique looks.

Flying Tiger Copenhagen, a Danish variety store, has

Flying Tiger Copenhagen, a Danish variety store, has opened in Roosevelt Field mall in Garden City. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Flying Tiger Copenhagen has soared into another Long Island location.

The Danish variety store opened its ninth U.S location — and second on Long Island — in a 2,800-square-foot-space at Roosevelt Field mall Thursday.  

Flying Tiger sells a colorful array of discounted items, including housewares, stationery, office supplies, toys and snacks, with unique looks.  

The chain's stores are playgrounds “where customers are encouraged to try the products, have fun, and enjoy the shopping experience.  They can come away with everything from napkins to notebooks all at a reasonable price,” Niall Stringer, CEO USA, said in a statement.

Founded in 1995, Flying Tiger designs all its products in-house in Denmark.

“We call ourselves a Danish design store,” spokeswoman Gillian Maxwell said.

Owned by Zebra A/S, Flying Tiger has more than 900 stores in 30 countries in Europe, Asia and North America.  It will open about 50 more stores in the next six months, Maxwell said.

In November, a Flying Tiger store opened at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station, which, like Roosevelt Field, is owned by Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc.

The chain’s first Long Island store opened at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza in Garden City in June 2016, but it closed in December 2017. 

The Roosevelt Field store is not considered a relocation, Maxwell said.

Retail Roundup is a column about major retail news on Long Island — store openings, closings, expansions, acquisitions, etc. — that is published online and in the Monday paper. To read more of these columns, click here. If you have news to share, please send an email to Newsday reporter Tory N. Parrish at tory.parrish@newsday.com.

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