Tyger Gifts, a 31-year-old Metairie business that specializes in LSU and New Orleans Saints apparel and merchandise, is closing.

The business at 3030 Severn Ave., will shut down Friday, said Susan Bankston, the daughter of Grace and Marvin Bankston, who founded Tyger Gifts. In January, the Harvey location at 1818 Manhattan Blvd. closed when its lease expired.

Susan Bankston said the closing of the Harvey store got her thinking about shutting down Tyger Gifts. “I was ready to get out,” she said. “Just the idea of starting the same routine for the next year, I was ready for something different.”

Tyger Gifts was started in December 1983 by the Bankstons, longtime LSU fans.