Appleton Flower Shop News
The Buzz: What's going on with florist property? - Appleton Post CrescentTuesday, August 15, 2017
Fox Cities' consumer businesses. See more at postcrescent.com/buzz. (Maureen Wallenfang/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin) WochitBuy PhotoThe Riverside Florist & Greenhouses site has been cleared in Appleton.(Photo: Maureen Wallenfang/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)Buy PhotoReader question: I just went past the land Riverside Florist was on. The building is torn down. Do you know what is going on the property?Answer: The greenhouses and flower shop have now been completely removed, as you can see in the photo taken from the Leminwah Street side looking east towards the Riverside Cemetery entrance.Riverside Cemetery purchased the former Riverside Florist & Greenhouses property in November. The shop at 1236 E. Pacific St. in Appleton closed in Oct. 2015 and merged with its sister shop, Reynebeau Floral in Little Chute. The Reynebeau family owned both and consolidated to reduce overhead.What you’re likely to see going forward in Appleton will be grounds crews planting grass and perhaps flowers.“We wanted it to be in keeping with the appearance of the cemetery. We don’t have plans to put a building on it at this point,” said Charley Siekman, board secretary. “We don’t have a lot of discretionary money to put... http://www.postcrescent.com/story/money/companies/buzz/2017/08/14/buzz-whats-going-florist-building/564608001/
Man, woman shot to death in home near Appleton & Florist - Fox 6 - fox6now.comTuesday, June 13, 2017
EE -- Milwaukee police are investigating a double homicide that occurred early Thursday morning, December 8th on the city's northwest side.According to police, officers were called out to a home near Appleton and Florist around 1:30 a.m. after a neighbor called authorities -- reporting hearing shots fired and screaming.When police arrived on scene, they found a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds. Despite life-saving efforts, both victims died at the scene.The victims are a 38-year-old Milwaukee woman and a 36-year-old Milwaukee man.Police also found two kids hiding in a room in the home. One is a teen -- the other is 11 years old. They were not injured, and are not considered suspects.Police say this incident is being investigated as a homicide -- not a murder-suicide.No arrests have been made.Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.43.127060-88.045441... http://fox6now.com/2016/12/08/man-woman-found-shot-to-death-in-home-near-appleton-florist-in-milwaukee/
The Buzz: Riverside Florist building sold - Appleton Post CrescentTuesday, March 28, 2017
I know that Riverside Cemetery purchased the out-of-business florist across the street. Do you know what they have planned for it?Answer: So far, the buildings at 1236 E. Pacific St. in Appleton are being used for equipment storage and the lot is being used for cemetery parking.“We haven’t determined what we’re going to do with it in the future,” said Paul Damm, who works with Appleton Cemetery Association board president Chris Hartwig. “It might be gardens. We don’t know. We do know we need the parking.”The property's future plans depend on fundraising, he said. The cemetery is a nonprofit organization.The Appleton Cemetery Association has operated Riverside Cemetery since 1872.The association bought the flower shop and greenhouses in November for $175,000, according to state Department of Revenue records.Riverside Florist & Greenhouses closed in this location in October 2015. It merged with its sister shop, Reynebeau Floral in Little Chute, at that time.Both shops are owned by the Reynebeau family, and were consolidated to reduce overhead costs.RELATED: Riverside Florist merges, moves (archive Oct. 2015)Going forward, the Riverside Florist building will not reopen as a flower shop, and the property will not be leased out, Damm said.“What I can say is that it will be used for cemetery purposes and only cemetery purposes,” he said.“We’ll try t... http://www.postcrescent.com/story/money/companies/buzz/2017/03/28/buzz-riverside-florist-building-sold/99704722/
Early season signs are everywhere - Hastings Star GazetteTuesday, March 14, 2017
Mark Seeley.Things are happening "earlier and earlier every year at a rapid pace,'' said Curt Vacek, wildlife manager with the DNR in Appleton, of the changes he's witnessed. Vacek spotted four pelicans on Marsh Lake last week, weeks ahead of most years.Migrating birds of all types are arriving early. Joel Halbritter, who helps organize the Willmar Christmas Bird Count, heard of sandhill cranes being observed in the area already. Normally, they stage on the Platte River in Nebraska and would not be probing this far north, he said.Large skeins of Canada geese in V-formations have been migrating through for a couple of weeks. Rager watched two trumpeter swans follow the Chippewa River in Montevideo earlier in the week.Ron Erpelding of Willmar, an avid birder, has watched migrating birds arrive earlier and stay later year after year. This year is one of the earliest yet, he said. He spotted horned larks — always one of the first to arrive — in the area six weeks ago.Erpelding is just returned from a three-day birding trip to the southeastern part of the state, where he saw evidence of an earlier waterfowl migration too. He also spotted the season's first bluebirds and early arriving herring and rainbow gulls.Back home, a great horned owl is already nesting near his home, and goldfinches are taking on color.Erpelding said the recent cool weather has slowed things, but he does not expect the snow on Sunday to prove harmful for the birds that have already made it this far north.Everything from meadowlarks and wood ducks have been seen hereabouts already, but what might be more telling are the birds that are staying. Vacek said that Minnesotans have already become accustomed to seeing larger numbers of robins spending the winter.This year, to his own disbelief, he observed approximately 100 redwing blackbirds stay the winter near his home in the upper Minnesota River Valley. They took advantage of a sorghum field for feed and a cattail marsh for protection.Some of the small wetlands in Sibley State Park shed their winter ice covers in the first week of March. And shortly aft... http://www.hastingsstargazette.com/news/4233634-early-season-signs-are-everywhere
Man, woman shot to death in home near Appleton & Florist in Milwaukee - fox6now.comTuesday, December 20, 2016
EE -- Milwaukee police are investigating a double homicide that occurred early Thursday morning, December 8th on the city's northwest side.According to police, officers were called out to a home near Appleton and Florist around 1:30 a.m. after a neighbor called authorities -- reporting hearing shots fired and screaming.When police arrived on scene, they found a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds. Despite life-saving efforts, both victims died at the scene.The victims are a 38-year-old Milwaukee woman and a 36-year-old Milwaukee man.Police also found two kids hiding in a room in the home. One is a teen -- the other is 11 years old. They were not injured, and are not considered suspects.Police say this incident is being investigated as a homicide -- not a murder-suicide.No arrests have been made.Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.43.127060 -88.045441... http://fox6now.com/2016/12/08/man-woman-found-shot-to-death-in-home-near-appleton-florist-in-milwaukee/
What You Need to Know about Milwaukee's Newest Flower-powered Startup - Milwaukee MagazineWednesday, April 11, 2018
Steven Dyme founded an innovative, flower-powered startup in 2012, while enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The idea was simple – he figured he could sell a few hundred floral bouquets to parents for a local high school graduation ceremony, donating half the money he made to charity and keeping the other half to cover some of his college costs. But soon families at other high schools caught wind of the project and wanted to buy bouquets too. Eventually, Dyme was able to turn his college side hustle into a fully fledged company, keeping charity a central component of its mission.Now the company, Flowers for Dreams, operates out of Chicago and Milwaukee and is slated to open a brick and mortar store in Walker’s Point in less than a month. In anticipation of the event, we sat down with marketing manager Lindsay Leinenkugel to ask her about the company and its charitable focus. How is Flowers for Dreams unlike a traditional florist?First and foremost, we give back 25 percent of profits to charity every month. And we’re actively putting on events with the charities and partnering with them. Flowers for Dreams i...
8 hotels for a Valentine's Day getaway in Wisconsin - Milwaukee Journal SentinelSunday, February 11, 2018
Sundara Inn & Spa in Wisconsin Dells offers couples massages.(Photo: Sundara Inn & Spa)Devin Remiker considers himself a bit of a romantic guy. So for Valentine’s Day last year, the 25-year-old La Crosse resident surprised his girlfriend, who lives in Madison, by taking her for a getaway to Eau Claire’s hip Oxbow Hotel. He scored big points with dinner at the boutique hotel’s Lakely Restaurant and champagne delivered to their room. They also had a retro Lakely cocktail or two, which he described as one of the highlights of the visit. “It was a great time and we saw Grammy Award-winning musician Sean Carey of the band Bon Iver playing there that night,” Remiker said. The special dinner-and-stay package included a four-course dinner. For Valentine’s Day 2018, they returned in late January for another visit as part a special Supper Club dinner at the Lakely. On Feb. 14 they plan to see Bon Iver in Milwaukee, which Remiker said is “Eau Claire-related.”This year, th...
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
South Carolina, Yeti coolers were in the top five. Pedicures made the top five most popular list in Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.Flickr, RaySunglasses made the top five list in several states, including Alaska, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Evening though chocolates and roses dominated the list, in Wyoming, gummy bears made the top five, while Oreos were big in Iowa and North Dakota. The first-place choices for Valentine’s Day gifts in each state were: Alabama: ChocolatesAlaska: Engagement ringsArizona: RosesArkansas: RosesCalifornia: RosesColorado: RosesConnecticut: ChocolatesDelaware: Engagement ringsFlorida: RosesGeorgia: ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899
Johnson's Florist and Garden Center in Tenleytown to close, cites raised rent - Washington TimesSunday, February 11, 2018
American University, to allow the longtime shop to continue operating there.American University has rented the commercial space that Johnson’s occupies at Van Ness Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW for the last decade.On Jan. 3, the shop — which employs about 50 people and sells a wide variety of items including house plants and floral arrangements — posted a notice saying the university had increased the rent, forcing it to close.“They increased the rent by about 30 percent,” Johnson’s general manager, John Williams, told The Washington Times.Tenleytown neighbors formed an ad hoc committee to help Johnson’s remain open and requested meetings with AU President Sylvia M. Burwell. On Wednesday night, the committee met with university representatives in what turned into tense, back-and-forth exchanges. Ms. Burwell did not attend the meeting.The verbal exchanges often spun in circles due to a non-disclosure agreement in Johnson’s lease. This was especially clear when Charles Smith, the university’s commercial property manager, said the shop had released information online about its rental negotiations “that wasn’t true.”“It was our understanding that you raised the rent,” said one resident.“I’m not going to get into the specifics,” Mr. Smith replied.When neighbors asked whether the space...