Banyan Tree is no big-box store. As a matter of fact—in addition to its Tremont emporium and a new shop in University Circle—Banyan Tree actually operates a small-box store, in a renovated shipping container, in downtown Cleveland.
Owner Christie Murdoch opened Banyan Tree at 2242 Professor Avenue in 2001 when Tremont was slightly less (shall we say) “eclectic.” Fifteen years later, Tremont and Banyan Tree are more popular than ever—with the latter drawing patrons from within and outside the neighborhood, and across cyberspace at www.shopbanyantree.com.
Think of Banyan Tree as a chic boutique that understands Cleveland and the Cleveland marketplace. First and foremost, that means women’s fashions that are classic, comfortable and just the right amount of trendy. However, Banyan Tree also carries accessories, jewelry, housewares, and gifts for both sexes and all ages. And despite the neighborhood’s residential feel, Banyan Tree is often as busy in the daytime as it is in the evening, when Tremont is hopping. Store hours are from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Wednesday; 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM Thursday to Saturday*; and 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sunday. *Extended hours during Walkabout Weekends.