Imperial Beach Family Turns Scottish Heritage into Successful Business
Nov 29, 2017 05:56PM
By Paul Spear
On the 25th of November, Scottish Treasures also known as Celtic Corner, a business located in Coronado that sells unique imports from Scotland and Ireland, celebrated the family's 50th year anniversary of their move from Scotland to the United States. They featured musicians, Highland Way, playing traditional Scottish music at the store along with homemade shortbread and Haggis. Highland Way is a group of local musicians who travel around the country to perform at various Scottish and Irish events. The store will put on events like this occasionally during the year, especially over the holiday season. Celtic Corner/ Scottish Treasures is located at 916 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118.
The Logan Family came to America 50 years ago from Scotland and has used their
Scottish Heritage to build a successful business in Coronado originally known
as Scottish Treasures. This business has been family owned and operated for 28
years and features a treasure trove of items imported from
Scotland and Ireland. Most of these items can't be found anywhere else in the
U.S. I was told by store owner, Tricia Logan-Locke.
Marjorie and Jim Logan first opened Scottish Treasures in 1998 at the Ferry Landing before moving to Orange Avenue a few years ago. Now the store is run by their daughter Tricia Logan-Locke.
Celtic Corner started as an everything Scottish shop but now it’s stock is close to 50% Irish according to the owner. Tricia started working full time at the store in 2000. “I ran a legal firm and left my whole career to help.” She travels to Scotland with her mum every other year to find new products for the store and on opposite years they attend the Irish gift show in Chicago or New Jersey.
One of the things Tricia loves to do at the store is helping her customers look for their roots and heritage. If you are looking for your family history or coat of arms, framed printouts can be purchased at the store. Tricia said that when customers look for a tartan she researches their last name. “It’s fun. Sometimes people think they are Irish, but they are Scottish. If you trace it back enough you find the family went over to Scotland from Ireland. They call themselves Scot-Irish,” she said. As a matter of fact, Tricia was born in Scotland but told me her birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day.
So, if you’re looking for a unique or special gift to give someone, Celtic Corner is a store you will want to be sure to check out.
Celtic Corner/Scottish Treasures is located at 916 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118. You can visit them on Facebook at Scottish Treasures Celtic Corner or twitter ScotIrishShop.
Tricia Logan-Locke, Store Manager/Owner
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