Chester Flower Shop News
Build Your Own Bouquet With Rochester's Bar Fiore - Spectrum NewsWednesday, March 31, 2021
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — ?There’s a new mobile merchant roaming Rochester and suburbs to the east and west, bringing fresh, bright and fragrant blooms to an event near you. It’s a build your own bouquet pop-up flower shop called Bar Fiore.What You Need To KnowBar Fiore is a mobile flower shopIt's a horse trailer that's been turned into a fully functional mobile flower barBar Fiore is available to rent for private events?Burned out from her nursing career, Jessie Weiss was inspired to hit the road for something new. She turned a used horse trailer she bought on Facebook Marketplace into what is quite possibly the cutest mobile business you've ever seen. It's a flower trailer full of blooms called Bar Fiore."It was like 20 years old and rusty when I got it, but it's still in pretty good shape," said Weiss. "I bought it from this little family in Naples and I've just been working on it since like October of last year to renovate it and get it already to be a little mobile farm shop. Fiori mea... https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/rochester/news/2020/10/12/build-your-own-bouquet-with-rochester-s-mobile-flower-trailer-bar-fiore
The Best Online Flower Delivery Service - The New York TimesSunday, February 28, 2021
After settling on our top picks, we then tested them further by ordering bouquets to be sent to staffers in Los Angeles, New York City, Minneapolis, and Rochester, New York, and had them assess those bouquets using the same criteria. For our 2021 update we ordered bouquets from three additional companies—Costco, Teleflora, and BloomNation. We also re-ordered from our top pick, UrbanStems, to make sure its quality and service were still up to par.Choosing the right delivery service was the biggest factor in receiving a fresh bouquet, but we also found that the quality of the individual arrangements we ordered tended to vary based on location and season. Though we tested our picks in multiple cities, the process of cutting, arranging, and transporting affects every bouquet differently. Although we had one experience with each of these services, yours may be different. https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-online-flower-delivery/
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Heritage Antiques’ Main Street location at the time. When that property was sold in 2008, he pulled up stakes and headed to Winchester Road at Midland, where the shop was located for a decade.
In December of 2018, however, the florist company took root in a new spot – one from which he hopes to eventually retire. The building is at 380 E. Second St., on the corner of Eastern Avenue about a block down from Martine’s Pastries. Hein is leasing to buy, with plans to fully take ownership of the building by the end of 2023.
“Of all the buildings I have been in, I love this building best,” he said. “It’s a beautiful two-story, interesting, neat building. The neighbors all thank me for being here.”
Though it lacks some of the “drive by” visibility of his former locations, the quiet, neighborhood-oriented building offers plentiful parking and an ease of coming and going that the busy thoroughfare locations lacked.
With abundant natural light and exposed interior brick walls, the space is full of charm – and flowers, of course. Hein’s selection of flesh blooms range from anemone, delphinium and freesia to calla lilies, pink Tabledance lilies and gerbera daisies, with dahlias, irises and tulips in between.
“I could go on,” Hein said. Small bulb gardens – landscaped with moss and decorated by hand by Hein with miniature garden critters – are popular with his customers this time of year, as the flowers can be planted during the summer and will come back every year.
Almost all his lilies come from Little Miami Flower Co., a wholesaler near Cincinnati.
“We buy a lot from the local wholesalers,” Hein said. “I try to do most of it pretty locally.”
When he opened shop in 1987, he was asked to handle floral arrangements for such charitable events as the Lexington Ball, the Steeplechase Ball in Cincinnati and Beaux Arts Krewe Ball in Birmingham. In more recent years, his work has been seen at the annual Fabby Abbey Ball, a benefit for KET held at Spindletop Hall.
Hein first came to Lexington in 1961 from his home state of Indiana. While attending Evansville College (before it became the University of Evansville) in the late ’50s... https://smileypete.com/community/small-business-spotlight-e-stephen-hein/
Dorchester Florist Welcomes Mother Day As Flower Shops Re-Opens For Holiday - WBURSunday, February 28, 2021
Gov. Charlie Baker is easing restrictions on certain non-essential businesses, including flower shops, just in time for Mother's Day.Donald Lopez owns Lopez the Florist flower shop in Dorchester, which has been in his family for 100 years.He spoke with WBUR's All Things Considered about how business has changed due to the coronavirus and how his shop is complying with the safety rules that allow them to stay open. https://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2020/05/05/massachusetts-coronavirus-mothers-day-stores
Are florists open in Tier 4 in England? - HeartSunday, January 17, 2021
Rother and Hastings;London (all 32 boroughs and the City of London); andthe East of England (Bedford, Central Bedford, Milton Keynes, Luton, Peterborough, Hertfordshire, Essex excluding Colchester, Uttlesford and Tendring). You can find the information via postcode on https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictionsAre florists open in Tier 1, 2 and 3? Yes, florists can remain open in the other three tiers in England, along with all the other non-essential shops. Now Read: What shops, businesses and venues are open in Tier 4?... https://www.heart.co.uk/news/florists-open-tier-4-england/
Palmer Florist Persists Despite No Easter Church | Joliet, IL Patch - Joliet, IL PatchSunday, February 28, 2021
Joliet Patch's growing list of open and closed businesses, you can do so here. Paul Palmer, owner of Palmer Florist in Joliet. Image via John Ferak/Patch Related: Illinois Coronavirus Update April 9: 462 Deaths Feed A First Responder Becomes Hit For Jody's Hot Dogs Kafe De Kasa Back In Business Thanks To Window Joliet's Dan's Homemade Candies Still Going Strong... https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/palmer-florist-persists-despite-no-easter-church
Sugar Flower owner creates intricate cake designs in backyard of her Cedar Rapids home - The GazetteWednesday, December 02, 2020
I was dabbling in both things — design and food.”After operating her own cafe for three years, Smith earned a degree in graphic design from Southern Illinois University in 2007. She and her husband, Loughton Smith, moved to Cedar Rapids in 2011 and she began working at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center, operated by Kirkwood Community College’s hospitality management program, in 2013.“They wanted me to work with edible flowers, and I’d never worked with the stuff before,” she recalled. “It just kind of fell into my lap, and I just started helping the pastry chefs with wedding cakes.”Smith became an adjunct instructor — “basic, advanced and wedding cake classes” — in Kirkwood’s baking program, where her husband is an instructor. She started thinking about starting her own business about three years ago.“I just decided I wanted to steer my own course,” Smith said. “I thought, ‘Well, I’ve got my studio here and I can make it into a little cake boutique.’”Sugar Flower launched in late 2019. Smith continued teaching but stopped working regularly in the hotel kitchen. The studio is a small building in Smith’s backyard. It may have been built as a hobbyist’s workshop or children’s playhouse, but it has stainless steel countertops, plumbing, electricity, and ample natural light.Smith bakes Sugar Flower cakes in her home’s kitchen, then takes them to the studio for assembly and detailing.Working out of her home means low overhead costs at the expense of some convenience and efficiency.“I have to do certain things in one p... https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/business/sugar-flower-cakes-cedar-rapids-jennifer-smith-20201113
Chicago Florist Delivers Free Pandemic Pick-Me-Ups - WTTW NewsWednesday, October 28, 2020
There haven’t been many special events since mid-March – even before the statewide stay-at-home order took effect – when, in an early attempt to prevent spread of the coronavirus, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker put the kibosh on gatherings of 50 or more people.“I had a bunch of St. Patrick’s Day events coming up. Within that week they were all canceled. And within a matter of days the event industry laid flat. Everything was canceled. The entire (special events) industry was at a standstill,” she said. “I would say 95% of my business was done with or forfeited within a matter of days … I didn’t even think something like that was possible. It was like a dream, one long day, because the days blend into each other, you know?”Since then, Breslof pivoted, from special events to special deliveries.She created a gender-reveal arrangement (in pink) to expecting parents.She delivered flowers to a bride who postponed her wedding, sent from the woman’s bridal party.“She said ‘This is the best thing that was ever given to me – other than my ring of course.’ And I was a part of that … when I hear feedback like that, I cry,” Breslof said.And it felt good when – for the first time in weeks – she crafted a bouquet for a bride who went through with an early May wedding on its long-scheduled date.Ananda Zoe Breslof and her 21-month-old daughter. (Courtesy Ananda Zoe Breslof)Then there’s the arrangements sent to bereaving relatives.Breslof said she doesn’t ask customers questions about the circumstances, though a couple have shared with her that she’ll be delivering flowers to someone who lost a loved one to COVID-19.“I’m hearing stories … I hear the way,” she said.Sometimes the stories are more tender than they are sad.“I’m getting people who are ordering flowers for friends who are having a difficult time with this, birthdays they can’t really celebrate. People who just really want – they’re stuck inside now – they want something pretty to look at,” she said. “It’s nature, isn’t it? Being in nature elevates your mood exponentially. Flowers provide that.”Some flowers have gone to people who never ordered or paid for them.Breslof, who has been using Facebook to promote her business, has also been using social media to solicit requests for health care workers, volunteers and lonely hearts deserving of a free floral pick-me-up.“I’ve been doing … several free bouquets as a thank you,” she said.People can nominate anyone who they think could use flowers to “cheer them up a bit.”Deliveries have gone out to an ER nurse whose husband is an ER doctor, a team at Northwestern Memori... https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/09/chicago-florist-delivers-free-pandemic-pick-me-ups
Josh Bilicki, Rich Mar Florist and Lemons of Love Bring Cancer Awareness to the Roval - Kickin' the TiresWednesday, October 28, 2020
Now today, Lemons of Love shares chemo care packages with cancer patients around the world and also provides programming at its Lemons of Love Cancer Resource Center located in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.This weekend at the @CLTMotorSpdwy Roval, we’re partnering with @LemonsOfLove14 and @RichMarFlorist to bring breast cancer awareness to the forefront. We’ll be running this beautiful #51 Ford Mustang in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race. Learn more ????https://t.co/eU9QgRUygR pic.twitter.com/v1VLnmxBHg— Josh Bilicki (@joshbilicki) October 6, 2020This weekend, Rich Mar Florist will adorn the hood of Bilicki’s No. 51 Ford Mustang as a co-primary sponsor. The company isn’t new to NASCAR as a sponsor or tracks in general as the florist company is now a proud track partner of both Pocono Raceway and Dover International Speedway.“Josh and I have worked on small sponsorships these past two seasons, I am honored to finally have a primary sponsorship with him,” said Jonathan Morrissey, Vice President of Rich Mar Florist. “Cancer awareness is near and dear to our family, so I want to thank Josh and Rick Ware Racing for embracing it. Josh is a great road course driver, and I am very excited to see the results this weekend.”This Sunday’s Bank of America Roval 400 will be Bilicki’s 18th start in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2020 as he also will also have partners The Builders Outlet Super Store (BOSS), Custom Fiberglass Molding, Insurance King, and Fort Worth Screen Printing on board.In 18 NCS starts this season, Bilicki has a best finish of 25th twice coming at both Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway.The Bank of America Roval 400 NASCAR Cup Series race will take place on Sunday, October 11th at 2:30PM ET. It will be televised on NBC.?????? pic.twitter.com/6JAfZs8YFQ— Josh Bilicki (@joshbilicki) October 7, 2020Photo Credit: Josh Bilicki Racing... https://kickinthetires.net/nascar/josh-bilicki-rich-mar-florist-and-lemons-of-love-bring-cancer-awareness-to-the-roval/