Local Flower Shop News
Family-owned floral shop to leave longtime spot in South End - Charlotte Observer (blog)Sunday, February 11, 2018
Elizabeth House specializes in weddings, birthdays, funerals and other events. The shop recently put up a sign out front to indicate it’s moving. Its rent on South Boulevard is set to nearly triple. Meridian Commercial, which owns the building nearby that houses Westport Big & Tall, bought the Elizabeth House property in late October, according to Bob Beausoleil of Meridian. Property records show Meridian bought the site for $1.35 million. “The amount of interest right from the start shows how hot South End is right now. We have had interest from several high-end retailers and a few restaurant/bar users. We are now in serious talks with a couple of the retailers,” Beausoleil said in an email. Renovations on the space begin in early January, Beausoleil said. The strip on South Boulevard where Elizabeth House currently operates is changing rapidly. Nearby, Benjamin Moore Paint Store, for instance, last month vacated its spot because of a rent hike. It’s now at 3609 South Blvd. Next to the paint store’s old spot, Westport Big & Tall will either remain upstairs or relocate downstairs, depending on who is signed on as a new tenant. Also nearby, Boston-based Fallon Company is working with the Charlotte Housing Authority on a huge new $330 million development that will include mixed-income housing, a hotel, office space, and 57,000 square feet of shops and restaurants. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/whats-in-store/article185236648.html
South Pasadena, here's your Christmas tree lighting info ... - The Pasadena Star-NewsTuesday, November 28, 2017
Foundation.The Farmers’ Market will be well stocked with seasonal produce and flowers for the holidays, and even holiday turkey or roast ordering will be available.The market is located on Meridian and El Centro, at the Metro Gold Line South Pasadena Station. For more information, go to www.southpasadenafarmersmarket.org. http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2017/11/24/south-pasadena-heres-your-christmas-tree-lighting-info/
Century-Old Nunziato Florists Closes, Building Sells for $3.6 M - Sunnyside PostTuesday, January 08, 2019
Nunzato Florists at 51-28 Roosevelt Ave. (Queens Post)Dec. 26, 2018 By Nathaly PesantezWoodside’s Nunziato Florists has closed, with the Roosevelt Avenue building it called home recently selling and marking the end of an era for the neighborhood.The florist, located at 51-28 Roosevelt Ave., closed up shop in recent months after operating out of the one-story building on the busy corridor for nearly a century.Property records show that the shop, along with the two-story home next door at 51-24 Roosevelt Ave., were sold for about $3.68 million in late November.The property at 51-24 Roosevelt Ave., next to the flower shop, which sold as part of the same transaction. (Google Maps)The buyer is listed simply as “52 Roosevelt Ave Inc,” but shares an address with AA Realty First, a Flushing-based real estate management company.The developer has yet to file new building or demolition plans, and did not immediately respond to questions about its plans for the property.Nunziato Florists... https://sunnysidepost.com/century-old-nunziato-florists-closes-building-sells-for-3-6-m
Bright and Beautiful Flowers in Dereham under new ownership | Latest Dereham News - Dereham TimesTuesday, January 08, 2019
Dereham, based on Wellington Road.It comes after the previous owner, Claire Brightwell, was forced to sell the business following health concerns which left her unable to continue working as a florist.Ms Crummett, a former Neatherd High pupil, lives just outside of Dereham and has been working as a florist for more than 30 years.“I’ve always enjoyed floristry,” she said. “My parents were gardeners and my passion for the job developed from their love of nature.”The mother-of-three first began her career working Saturdays in a florist shop and went on to study at Oatley College in Wisbech, near King’s Lynn.She added: “After I had my family, I worked part time. Now that the children are older, it’s a great opportunity to have a shop of my own - a life long ambition fulfilled.“I want to keep up the great reputation the shop already has, while working on expanding the wedding flowers side of the business.”The independent shop has been trading from its town centre location since October 2013 and has gone from strength to strength. It will continue trading as the same name under the ownership of Ms Crummett.Well wishers have already been quick to wish the new owner the best of luck with her new venture and have taken to Facebook to share their messages.Bright and Beautiful Flowers will also continue to sell tickets for Dereham Memorial Hall.- For more information search for Bright and Beautiful Flowers on Facebook or visit the website www.brightandbeautifulflowers.co.uk.- Do you think Dereham has a good mix of independent shops in the town or would you like to see more of them? Write to The Community Editor, Dereham and Fakenham Times, Office 440, Breckland Business Centre, Saint Withburga Lane, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1FD or email email@example.com. ... https://www.derehamtimes.co.uk/news/bright-and-beautiful-flowers-in-dereham-under-new-ownership-1-5824802
Former White House Chief Florist takes the wreath to new heights - The Mercury NewsTuesday, January 08, 2019
Brussels sprouts (Photos courtesy of Laura Dowling) Swan Lake: Marshmallows, white feathers and silvered branchesThe gallery will resume insecondsFor Dowling, former Chief Florist for the White House, the challenge was to create a new twist on a circular form as old as, well, the Earth.Wait, “You were the florist for the White House?”Twenty years ago, Dowling had a career in public policy and communications strategy. In 2000, she went to Paris for the first time and fell in love with the flower shops.She began doing floral design on the side, and her little business blossomed. When the White House job opened in 2009, she applied along with hundreds of others. Eventually, the search narrowed to three finalists.The last step was a four-hour timed competition. “They put the three finalists in separate rooms,” she said, “and asked us to create arrangements for a state dinner, the blue room, and the Oval Office.” Next, Michelle Obama came to see the arrangements and interview the designers.Dowling’s fresh-from-the-garden, French flower style won the day. “It’s what Jackie Kennedy would have done,” said Dowling of the first lady who created the role of White House Chief Florist in 1961. And so began a dream job, which she held from 2009 to 2015. Since then, she’s written, “Floral Diplomacy”, “A White House Christmas”, about one of the nation’s biggest and most visible floral design jobs; and now “Wreaths.”Dowling’s 128-page book lays out everything you need to know to make 78 inventive, unexpected wreaths. Each recipe includes the tools you’ll need, materials, skill level, approximate duration and eye-candy photos.Dowling and I could have talked all day:Q: What do you wish more people knew about wreath making?A: Anyone can go out and buy a wreath. But so many are flat and typical. I would love for people to know they ca... https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/10/24/former-white-house-chief-florist-takes-the-wreath-to-new-heights/
Enderby florist pick of B.C.'s crop - Princeton Similkameen Spotlight - Similkameen SpotlightTuesday, January 08, 2019
An Enderby florist is again blooming as one of B.C.’s best.Crocus Floral Design has picked up the award for Best Wedding Florist- Overall, for the second year in a row at the B.C. Professional Wedding Awards.See: Enderby florist wins Best in B.C. Owner Janice Robillard“So honoured to be chosen as B.C.’s Best Wedding Florist Overall,” said owner Janice Robillard.The winning design came from a wedding with Kelowna’s Vintage Origami Weddings, a finalist in the awards.“This was the best wedding ever with the most amazing team of people involved,” said Robillard. “We are all winners.”From the photographer, “who captured the hearts of the judges I am sure,” to the, “fantastic bride and groom,” and Vintage Origami’s decor. “who’s dreams and visions are always a pleasure to create.”Crocus Floral Design opened five years ago in the North Okanagan and has since been recognized locally and provincially.See:... https://www.similkameenspotlight.com/business/enderby-florist-pick-of-b-c-s-crop/
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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