Local Flower Shop News
Kittelberger Florist & Gifts celebrates 90 years with free parties in Webster - Rochester Democrat and ChronicleTuesday, January 08, 2019
It's Kittelberger Florist & Gifts' 90th anniversary and the stalwart retailer in Webster is hosting parties this week to celebrate with customers and the community. On Thursday, Kittelberger is hosting a free concert from 7 to 10 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park on North Avenue in the village featuring music by Rochester Brass and Electric. On Saturday, there will be a big celebration at the store at 263 North Ave. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the store is partying by serving food to customers in a festive atmosphere. There will be live music from the band Shine, food trucks and fireworks at 9 p.m. All this is to say thank you to customers and the community that have helped Kittelberger grow over the decades, said Bill Horeth, 62, owner of the family business. Now in its fourth generation, the floral and gift shop has changed to keep up with the trends. Initially just a little floral store on farmland, Kittelberger now has over 24,000 square feet of retail space. Beyond florals, the shop is a full-fledged boutique with home decor, jewelry, fashion and gift items, employing 59 people with a dozen family members in the business. ... https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2018/08/07/kittelberger-florist-gifts-celebrates-90-years-webster-ny-gift-shop-anniversary/925108002/
New Kalamazoo drive-through flower shop is heaven on Earth for owner - Mlive KalamazooTuesday, January 08, 2019
The construction worker said he doesn't enjoy entering a business when he is dirty after work, especially on Valentine’s Day, which is considered a “last minute” holiday by florists because so many wait to buy gifts. When Julie first told her husband that she wanted to open a flower shop, she said he didn’t understand why because she has a good job already. “Two days ago he spent hours prepping roses, which is a long process and we do it with every flower,” she said. “I can’t believe it. I’m the luckiest girl in the world for my husband to prep so many roses. He really shows that he cares by being here and I can see that he’s proud because he wouldn’t be here, by my side, if he wasn’t.”Munger said sales have tripled this week due to the romantic holiday. She plans to keep the business small and family-oriented in the future. For more information about All Occasion's Floral and Gifts, visit their Facebook page or call 382-2220. “When people walk in they will feel the positive vibes of myfamily because love is in the air here,” she said. "We’ve never had a Valentine’s Day as special as this." Contact Ursula Zerilli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-254-5295. Follow her on twitter. https://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2013/02/new_kalamazoo_drive-through_fl.html
Heights Flower Shoppe Voted Top Florist in Bergen County - TAPinto.netTuesday, January 08, 2019
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Heights Flowers Shoppe and Tea Room on the Boulevard was named one of the best local businesses in the florist category in the Best of Bergen Readers' Choice Award as by a local magazine.Owner Ray Vorisek wasn't aware that the business was being considered for the honor."It just happened," he said. "It was a nice surprise."Sign Up for E-NewsAs part of the award, Vorisek and the shop will have the opportunity to be featured at an event celebrating all the winners at MetLife Stadium in the fall. Vorisek and Heights Flower Shoppe has been in town for 32 years. He attributed his success in business to his customers and "staff who have been with him for years." He is also the President of the Hasbrouck Heights Chamber of Commerce.Even though noted in the award, Vorisek closed the Victorian Tea House (its complete name) earlier this year. The Tea House was a private room on the second floor available for people to explore and sample the finer points of teas from around the world. He plans to revamp the space an... https://www.tapinto.net/towns/hasbrouck-heights-slash-wood-ridge-slash-teterboro/articles/heights-flower-shoppe-voted-top-florist-in-bergen
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet program - Palo Alto OnlineTuesday, January 08, 2019
Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
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Florist Fire outgrows Hyde Park Village, relocates to Davis Islands - Tampa Bay TimesTuesday, January 08, 2019
TAMPA -- Florist Fire Design House creates award-winning florals for any special occasion: weddings, corporate parties, charity events “and just because flowers make everyone happy,” said Gayle Zerr, the owner/lead designer who relocated the floral shop to downtown Davis Islands last month.“We outgrew our space in Hyde Park Village,” Zerr said. “I really like the sense of community on Davis Islands and felt it needed a neighborhood flower shop.”Weddings keep the business busy year round and account for 75 percent of the work.“I love weddings,” Zerr said. “We’ve done themes from traditional to Bollywood, a really fun one with exotic flowers, incense and lanterns.”Corporate and charitable clients, including Wine, Women and Shoes and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital gala can take 80 hours of planning and preparing, she said.“We did a Dali event where we copied his paintings and portrayed them in florals... https://www.tampabay.com/news/hillsborough/city-times/florist-fire-outgrows-hyde-park-village-relocates-to-davis-island-20181011/