About Us - Our Story

About Us

Hello and welcome! In 1976 Dennis, a former machine shop operator and Ria, a former seamstress, embarked on the road of owning their own business. They called it 86th St. Card & Gift Stop. It was primarily card shop with the usual other product that comes with it. Selling on the internet was not even a thought back then. In 1988 they moved across the street to the current location, next door to the famous pizzeria, Lenny’s. This is the location where John Travolta appears in the beginning of the movie, "Saturday Night Fever" filmed in the mid-seventies. They opened it as a Hallmark Gold Crown Shop. As times have changed so has the shop. We still sell Hallmark Cards but the shop has changed to more of a boutique feel, focusing on apparel, jewelry, handbags and other accessories along with an online presence.

Currently in addition to Hallmark Gold Crown products, we also carry Simply Noelle, Chamilia, Trollbeads, Kameleon, Vera Bradley (bags, accessories, candles, fragrances, and jewelry), Willow Tree(r), Lenox, Malden, Crislu jewelry, Annaleece jewelry, Swarovski products, Judith Jack jewelry, Glass Baron figurines, Roman Inc religious products, Yankee Candle candles, and so much more. We also have gifts for every occasion and person. We carry firefighter gifts, police gifts, office and workplace gifts, retirement gifts, new baby and baby shower presents, engagement gifts, and wedding gifts. We have a huge selection of gifts for everyone in your family. Also, we carry a great selection of remembrance items. 

Be sure to check in often as items will be added almost daily! 

From day one, Dennis instilled in the shop a friendliness, familiarity, and integrity with which on a daily basis we have mingled with the individuals that walk through our doors. Our staff extends that courtesy with a warm hello and a smile to greet everyone that visits us. We take pride when our customers are satisfied at the end of their visit.

That “spirit” is carried on now to our online store. So feel free to browse our site and at any time you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best Regards,