About Us


Welcome to Tiger's Store & Chinquapins Ice Cream & Soda Bar

Tiger's Department Store was founded in the 1800's by Peter N. Tiger. In the early 1900's, Robert N. Tiger, Sr brought Tiger's Store to downtown Hayesville and was a one-stop shop for groceries, dry goods, clothing and supplies. The building that is currently Chinquapins sits on the footprint of the original two story wood framed store. In 1940 and 1941, the current buildings were constructed. Currently Tiger's Store is in its 5th generation of operation in beautiful Historic Hayesville. 

We offer a unique shopping experience with clothing, gifts and accessories for all ages as well as Hayesville, Clay County and Lake Chatuge Souvenirs. We also have a fully operational 1940's Soda Fountain with ice cream, milkshakes and old fashioned sodas.  

We'd love to see you!


Store Hours: 
Monday - 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday - 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday - 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday - 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday - 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday - 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday - USUALLY CLOSED but sometimes open.  Please check Facebook or Instagram for any updates!

Have a question?

We're happy to answer questions or help you with returns. Give us a call at (828) 389-6531 or fill out the form below if you need assistance.