Tajiri’s Trees is now open for business.
Richard Tajiri said he’s brought in about 5,000 Christmas trees to sell this year.
He has two locations — one in the old Varsity Theater parking lot on University Avenue and the other near Toys R Us in Pearlridge Center.
“(People) do their shopping, then they come and get a tree,” Tajiri said, “and then they get all their supplies, because we don’t sell the lights and all that. I think it’s a win-win for both locations, for us and for the mall.”
He said he has a lot of smaller trees to sell as well. “There’s a lot of condos and apartments here and a lot of people don’t want to spend the big money on a big Christmas tree, so they just want a little one, have a nice scent of Christmas, so we’ll have it here.”
Tajiri’s Trees will be open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Prices range from $25 to $100.
Other retailers around town that are also selling real Christmas trees include City Mill, Home Depot and Walmart.