Over twenty years ago, David and Andrea Gauchman were out of money and about to pack the house up to move back to Boston. David’s developmentally delayed Uncle Seymour passed away, leaving them with a $20,000 inheritance. With the headstart, they started the “Five Fish” family of stores. The name comes from their own immediate family: mom, dad and three little (at the time) fish. They opened the first “Five Fish” shop with only the Fresh Produce cotton line and the infamous Beanie Babies. Later came fabulous lines like Life is Good, Brighton, and Pandora.
Our warm friendly staff is another comforting part of our company. Most of our staff members have been with us for years, including those that come back year after year as snowbirds!!! We pride ourselves in our personable customer service as we truly love and appreciate our customers, making them feel more like family!
As we cherish our longtime customers and employees, we welcome all newcomers with open arms…come see us soon and join the Five Fish family! After a few crazy moves around the town of Tarpon Springs, we have finally found our home in the Sponge Exchange, with three beautiful stores.