Upper West Siders are clearly obsessed with Flying Tiger, the gift, household item and trinket shop on Columbus and 81st that’s been having a going-out-of-business sale for the past few weeks.
Our tipster Amy Robbins tells us the final day is November 30. “Yesterday there was a long line outside the store—as there has been every day since announcement of the closing—and every single item was marked down to 50 cents!”
Flying Tiger announced last month that it would be closing all its US stores in late November because of struggles related to Covid-19.
She directed us to a petition to keep at least one or two Flying Tiger stores open in the U.S.
As we’ve seen with other petitions directed at chain stores, however, it’s hard to get corporate headquarters on board with a “please don’t close” campaign. The latest example of that was a Starbucks on 75th Street.