By: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

COLUMBUS, OH — Management of the legendary adult boutique “The Garden and The Chamber”  located at 1174 N. High Street, have announced they are now under new ownership.

The iconic boutique first opened their doors in 1997 by Tom and Shawn Smith. The adult store quickly grew to include three specialized boutiques for adult consumers. The Smith’s daughter, Lacey Thompson, the stores’ former co-owner and general manager, has taken over ownership of the destination for lingerie boutique, adult toy store and kink.

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The now exclusively female owned and operated adult boutique has a focus on body positivity, LGBTQIA+ inclusivity and education.

“We pride ourselves on our employees’ extensive knowledge and top-notch customer service,” said the 15-year veteran of the industry, Thompson. “We welcome every person that walks through our door. It’s so much fun to walk them through their shopping experience and get them exactly what they were looking for.” said Thompson.

The Garden’s leadership staff is gearing up to “really polish the gem we have. It’s long been Columbus’ destination for adult fun and fashion; we are working hard to bring it into 2018 with style and class,” added Rin Musick, general manager of The Garden and The Chamber.

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“Get ready to see an updated and more modern social media presence,” said Musick. “And a more streamlined and cohesive fashion selection, and a grand re-opening party this summer.” concluded Musick.

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