Local Flower Shop News
New Pop-Up Shops Unveiled at Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro - BethesdaMagazine.comSunday, February 11, 2018
Grosvenor-Strathmore station—retail pop-up shops tucked away in the sawed-off remains of an old 4000-series rail car.On Wednesday, the retailers that debuted at the station included Silver Spring florist Bell Flowers, D.C.-based prepared meals business Galley Foods, Rockville clothing retailer Ibhana Creations, fashion design business Radost by Martina Sestakova and Rockville’s Grandma Vera’s Bakery.Fivesquares Development partnered with Metro to make the pop-ups possible at the station’s entrance plaza.The Bell Flowers retail shop at the station. Credit: Andrew MetcalfThe retail stands will operate from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until June 30 as part of a pilot program to test how retailers perform in the area as Fivesquares continues planning a large mixed-use development project proposed for the parking lot across from the plaza.“The pop-ups are meant to be a small example of what you could do here,” Andy Altman, the managing principal of Fivesquares, said at a kickoff event.Paul Wiedefeld, Metro’s general manager, said “this is only the beginning” of the transformation of the area around the Metro station. He also said the transit operator is going to look at “any opportunity we can” to add similar retail operations to other Metro stations.Metro’s Board of Directors in February waived a longstanding policy that banned food and drinks at Metro stations so Fivesquares could test the pilot ret... http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/New-Pop-Up-Shops-Unveiled-at-Grosvenor-Strathmore-Metro/
Reconstruction Planned on 76th Street Between Grantosa Boulevard and Florist Avenue - WDJTTuesday, February 21, 2017
The meeting will be an open house format with project staff available to discuss the plans for the reconstruction project.Included in the project is the full reconstruction of the structure over Silver Spring Dr. along with various levels of pavement work along the length of the project. Bridge demolition work could begin as soon as the weekend of the 17th weather dependent.There will be corresponding lane reductions to allow work to begin on building the new bridge structure. Zenith Tech Inc. was awarded the $6.85 Million contract to rebuild the structure and complete the roadway improvements. ... http://www.cbs58.com/story/34446143/reconstruction-planned-on-76th-street-between-grantosa-boulevard-and-florist-avenue
5 Great Places to Get Flowers - WLKY LouisvilleWednesday, March 14, 2018
WLKY Louisville5 Great Places to Get FlowersWLKY LouisvilleWith three locations in Louisville (St. Matthews, East End and Dixie Highway), Nanz & Kraft is a full-service florist. They are also one of Louisville's oldest businesses, dating back to 1850. There are many options here for flowers. You can walk in a ...and more »... http://www.wlky.com/article/5-great-places-to-get-flowers/16758231
The Coolest Wedding Flower Inspo from New York Fashion Week FW18 - Brides.comWednesday, March 14, 2018
C-O-V-E-R-E-D. Whenever a fashion week comes around, there's something besides the new collections that we're falling over ourselves to see. Season after season, the genius set designers and florists manage to amaze and inspire us with their over-the-top, fantastical runway designs (see: the iconic Dior Autumn/Winter 2012 Couture show). And of course, all we can see when we look at said runways are ways you could take these whimsical ideas and turn them into something unique for your wedding! From floral pillars to "rambling rose hedges," prepare to get inspired.They've done it again. The Putnam's never cease to amaze us with their crazy-creative, lush, modern designs and this is no exception. Try using simple square pillars as aisle markers and having your florist create much smaller versions of these down the aisle. Bonus points for color-blocking as shown here.Absolutely dreamy, this runway was created by Miranda Brooks (a contributing editor at Vogue), using thousands of pink carnations. We don't want to say we told you so...but...we told y'all carnations are cool now! Not only that, they're one of the most cost-effective flowers you can use, and make an impact when used en masse. Translate this to your wedding by having your florist create a mini garden of carnations (not by planting, but by placing in foam) as a ceremony "structure," with an empty circle in the middle for ...
Havana florist and doll shops are among businesses prohibited for American shoppers - Miami HeraldWednesday, March 14, 2018
November in a move designed to keep financial resources out of the hands of enterprises owned or controlled by the Cuban military. Also on the prohibited list are a Mercaderes Street florist shop where buckets of yellow, lavender, pink, coral and red roses and small floral arrangements await customers, and several other picturesque Old Havana stores that were launched by the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana to increase Old Havana’s charm factor.Except, Cuban officials say, it’s a mistake. The Muñecos de Leyenda (Legendary Dolls) store, the florist shop, and the other gift and souvenir stores aren’t controlled by the military or the military’s sprawling conglomerate GAESA (Grupo de Administración Empresarial).A boy passes Muñecos de Leyenda, a doll store in Old Havana that is on the restricted list. Mimi Whitefield mwhitefield@MiamiHerald.com The State Department’s list includes all the stores, restaurants and hotels that used to fall under the umbrella of Habaguanex, a corporation that belonged to the Office of the Historian and generated revenue to finance historic preservation in Old Havana and social projects in the neighborhood.In 2016, Habaguanex was absorbed by GAESA and the hotels and restaurants became part of the Gaviota Tourism Group, which belongs to the military. Habaguanex, GAESA and Gaviota are all on the restricted list.Orlando Ramos Blanco, the president of the San Cristobal Tourism Agency, said the stores shouldn’t be on the list. They remained with the Office of the Historian, which is directed by historian and preservationist Eusebio Leal, he said. San Cristobal is the Historian Office’s touri... http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article201834119.html
Oscars supporting role: The floral designer to the stars - WLS-TVWednesday, March 14, 2018
HOLLYWOOD, California -- Meet floral designer to the stars, Eric Buterbaugh. When Hollywood needs the most upscale floral arrangements, Buterbaugh is the go-to guy.As a highly sought-after florist, Buterbaugh has a long client list of A-list celebrities, a few of them being Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Naomi Campbell.Awards season is one of Buterbaugh's busiest times of the year. Not only does he work on the floral arrangements for the Oscar parties, but everyone uses Buterbaugh's designs to send as a "thank you" or "congratulations" gift. http://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/oscars-supporting-role-the-florist-to-the-stars/3170684/
Cook Florist celebrates 75 years - The CountyWednesday, March 14, 2018
When Sidney and Edna Cook opened Cook Florist on Main Street in Presque Isle on Oct. 1, 1943, the Presque Isle Air Force Base brought numerous individuals to Aroostook County and local businesses thrived in the region. PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — When Sidney and Edna Cook opened Cook Florist on Main Street in Presque Isle on Oct. 1, 1943, the Presque Isle Air Force Base brought numerous individuals to Aroostook County and local businesses thrived in the region. Sidney Cook already owned a gas station, which included a bike rental shop, that had many soldiers from the Air Force base as customers.The Cooks had always enjoyed growing and cutting flowers and after a while people began asking them to make floral arrangements for special occasions. The couple realized that they could create a great business out of that community need and so one year Edna Cook attended the Gorney School of Floral Art in Boston. She and her husband opened Cook Florist not long afterward.Today the Cooks’ granddaughter Karen Duncan is the third-gener...