Lions Spiritwear store moves to Granville Street
The Gahanna Lions Spiritwear Store at QuickStitch Plus, an embroidery and screen-printing business, has moved to a new home at 124 Granville St.
Locally owned by Michele and Scott Uber, the business that's devoted to custom apparel and gifts reopened April 2 after a weeklong move from 189 W. Johnstown Road to the former Cord Camera location.
A grand reopening and ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce was held April 9.
"We have 3,000 square feet of space here with more retail," said Michele Uber, who runs the day-to-day operations.
The store features everything from popular hoodies and T-shirts to temporary paw-print tattoos.
Kit Lynch, Gahanna Lincoln High School marketing teacher, said DECA partners with QuickStitch for all of its varsity jacket orders. DECA students also sell Gahanna Lions apparel at the Paw Print store at the high school.
"The Paw Print caters to students and faculty," Michele Uber said. "If we don't have something, we tell people to check them out. This is for the community, grandparents and those who don't know about the Paw Print."
QuickStitch is a one-stop shop, offering design, embroidery and production in-house.
"Gahanna residents have been very loyal to QuickStitch Plus and the Gahanna Lions store over the years, and we love being a part of the schools, the city and its neighborhoods," Michele Uber said. "We are very proud and excited to be making this investment in Gahanna."
The Ubers began their business on the campus of the Ohio State University, where he had worked about 25 years ago for Ozz Cards and Gifts.
"Growing a high school store is different than a college store," Michele Uber said. "Here it's just Gahanna. My favorite part of the job is the Gahanna part, seeing the end user. I have grandmas coming in, saying what their varsity jacket looked like."
Scott Uber said he's excited for the move, considering all of the daily traffic on Granville Street. He handles the bookkeeping for the business, as well as light maintenance.
The couple's two children also work at QuickStitch. Son Nate is a 2011 Gahanna Lincoln High School graduate, and Alexa is a junior.
"Both kids run embroidery machines," she said.
Many of the store's items could be personalized with embroidered logos.
"We can customize phone cases and mugs for gifts," Michele Uber said.
Business hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.