New Haven Flower Shop News
Flower Shop Business Real Estate Deal Struck In Milford - Milford, CT PatchSunday, July 05, 2020
MILFORD, CT — Barbara L. Pearce, Chair and CEO of Pearce Real Estate, announced that John Bergin has sold the Beachwood Florist property at 325 New Haven Avenue, Milford. The property owner Beach Bum Holding LLC sold to Bruce's Flowers, which currently has locations in Norwalk, Fairfield and Monroe. The florist business was sold this past November to Bruce's Flowers. The real estate consisted of a Cape Cod style building of 1,610 sf on 1.09 acres fronting New Haven Ave, and sold for $350,000. John Bergin represented both buyer and seller in this transaction. Attorney Paul Otzel of Milford law represented the sellers Attorney David Stergas of DePanfilis & Vallerie, LLC represented the buyer.According to its social media page, "Bruce's Flowers has been proudly serving Norwalk, CT since 1970. We are family owned and operated, our store conveniently located directly across from corporate Merritt 7 in Norwalk. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt."... https://patch.com/connecticut/milford/flower-shop-business-real-estate-deal-struck-milford
Florists Impacted by Coronavirus Restrictions - NBC ConnecticutFriday, May 29, 2020
They can’t get overto see their mom. So they want to make sure they remember her,” said Notaro.This weekend is also big for a new company, Bloomy CT, whichdelivers floral arrangements to Middlesex, New Haven and Fairfield Counties.“We’re designing the bouquets. We’re creating the containers that’s going with, that they’re going in,” said John Connolly, Bloomy CT's owner.Connolly says with some extra time during the pandemic hedecided to give his longtime business idea a shot.While opening now has not always been easy, he remainsoptimistic.“We’ve been able to secure all our flowers. I know there’sbeen some shortage of floral supplies. We’re able to get everything done,” saidConnolly.“This year has proven to be a bit of a challenge for obviousreasons,” said Leah Van Ness, the co-owner of the Montville Florist and thepresident of the Connecticut Florists Association.She says many shops are dealing with limited deliveries offlowers, as well as a drop in sales because of canceled events such as proms,weddings and graduations.“Florists are people who tend to be able to very quicklydevelop a new plan and way to make a challenging situation work,” said VanNess. Back in Wethersfield, Notaro says while some business hasdecreased, sadly there’s been an increase in people not being able to attendfunerals and choosing to send flowers instead. She’s run her shop for 11 years and says it was important tokeep it open, though only for curbside service and deliveries.“I felt flowers were a necessity. Everybody loves them,” saidNotaro.Many florists remain closed and some are just reopening forthis week. A... https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/florists-impacted-by-coronavirus-restrictions/2267250/
Love in the time of coronavirus: Weddings postponed - The AdvocateThursday, April 02, 2020
Antonecchia bought a JCakes sheet cake to get delivered to Yale New Haven Hospital to say “thank you” to the staff. Palazzo is encouraging customers to remember flower shops can help bring relief to some symptoms of social distancing and quarantine. “Right now, people don’t usually think of flowers, but there’s so many studies that sh... https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Love-in-the-time-of-coronavirus-Weddings-15152335.php
Better Than Roses - The Newtown BeeSunday, February 10, 2019
A farmer florist, Ms Collette said she has private properties where she plants seasonal flowers, all organically. She harvests and creates bouquets along with maintaining a dahlia farm in New Haven. Growers in Connecticut, unless they have a greenhouse, do not grow flowers out of season, she observed. This makes it harder for local shops to maintain locally grown flowers in the winter months.When asked for ideas for alternative Valentine’s Day presents, Ms Collette recommended gifting a living flower arrangement or foraging for a bouquet of seasonal elements. Potted plants from a nursery also provide year-long enjoyment.“If it is a perennial, you can enjoy the plant from when you purchase it [until you] plant it in the spring,” said Ms Collette, who is currently selling house plants.Around mid-January, Evelyn Lee of Butternut Gardens LLC of Southport shared a presentation in Bloomfield with local farmers on flower growing in Connecticut.“We’re trying to get Connecticut-grown flowers to become a thing in people’s minds,” said Ms Lee, adding that this time of the year is hard for local growers. “... I think for next year, there is a better opportunity.”Ms Lee shared information about the Slow Flowers Movement, which, according to a website for the movement, slowflowers.com, is “a response to the disconnect between humans and flowers in the modern era. It aspires to reclaim the act of flower growing, recognizing it as a relevant and respected branch of domestic agriculture. Slow Flowers connects consumers with the source of their flowers, putting a human face of the flower farmer and floral designer behind each bouquet or centerpiece. The value of local, seasonal, and sustainably grown flowers is heightened when there is transparent origin labeling of all botanicals sold to consumers and professional florists.” The website was created by author Debra Prinzing. Ms Lee recommended Ms Prinzing’s book The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local, and Sustainable Flowers and Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful, by Amy Stewart, for those who wish to know more about the flower industry and the positive impact of supporting local farms.Locally grown flowers stay fresh longer and have a smaller carbon footprint than those purchased from afar. As a result of her discussion with local farmers in mid-January, Ms Lee said she is working to build a stronger consortium of growers. She is also looking for partners in various towns in Connecticut to create flower pickup points for her flower subscription service, which is offered seasonally. Anyone interested in reaching Ms Lee can contact her through her website, butternutgardens.com.Since locally grown flowers are hard to come by at the moment, Ms Lee suggested Valentine’s Day gifters can purchase a flower subscription service for their loved ones or a subscription to a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. (Shortts Farm & Garden Center of Newtown, an organic fruit and vegetable farm, offers a CSA program. Questions about 2019’s CSA program can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.)Farming 101, a certified organic farm in Newtown, offers more than 60 varieties of organic heirloom tomatoes, flowers, greens, carrots, beets and other seasonal products, according to its Facebook page, Farming 101. Jennifer Gaskins, who owns the farm with her husband, Trout Gaskins, said customers at local farmers markets have observed that locally grown flowers and vegetables last longer than those shipped in from farther away. https://www.newtownbee.com/better-roses/02102019
City Line Florist, local hospital honored at business breakfast - CT PostTuesday, November 07, 2017
Nicole Palazzo, found out about the award when they arrived at the breakfast and saw the program. Herbst presented the Corporate Success Award to Bridgeport Hospital-Yale New Haven Health, noting that he was a patient there six months ago for treatment of thyroid cancer. “The services to the people in the region are second to none,” Herbst said.Nominations were submitted by members of the town’s boards and commissions and the Chamber of Commerce. From that pool, the Economic Development Commission selected two recipients, Bakalar said.The event included a presentation by Jason Broadwater, author of “Old Town New World: Main Street and More in the New Economy.”Broadwater spoke about creating the kind of community two key groups — Baby Boomers and Millennials — would attract and retain.“Productive people have to choose your community for it to be successful,” Broadwater said.Broadwater said Millennials prioritize affordable rental options while Baby Boomers want to downsize and move where their children live.Bakalar said she invited Broadwater to spe... http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/City-Line-Florist-local-hospital-honored-at-12318213.php
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Pemberton’s to open his own shop.
Today, Hein’s floral shop has turned into a true family affair, with his granddaughter, Kelsey Hein Smith, having worked alongside him since graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2017. A floral designer and the store’s social media manager, Smith calls her grandfather PoPo – except during business hours.
“It’s weird to call him Steve,” she admitted.
Thoughtful, artistic expression has always been appreciated in the floral business, and remains a staple of Hein’s business model. While centerpieces and corsages are less common than they were at the start of his business, sending flowers across town – or even across the country – remains a popular action, and Hein can help with both. Some of his loyal clients utilize his services not only for local flower delivery but also to coordinate out-of-state arrangements for funerals or special occasions.
“We know what to say to the other florist, the dos and don’ts of what to use and what not to use,” Hein said, explaining that his clients appreciate his specific aesthetic. His penchant for communicating the specifics of that aesthetic when “calling out” orders to other florists hasn’t gone unnoticed, as the shop has often been lauded for orders that Hein helps coordinate across the country.
Former and fellow florists have also expressed their gratitude to Hein over the years.
“They have told me that when I set up shop in Lexington in 1987, I raised the bar for what florists do to make a show with their flower arrangements,” he said. “I thought that was a very nice compliment.”
E. Stephen Hein Florist is located at 380 E. Second St. More info is available at www.estephenheinflorist.com.
Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosis Office Charged - Patch.comSunday, January 17, 2021
KOSA. Death threats have been left for Cudd at her flower shop, she told KOSA. Other businesses with similar names to "Becky's Flowers" across the country have also been targeted. In Kentucky, Becky's Flower Basket has received backlash even though its business has no affiliation with Cudd's Texas shop, according to a WKYT report. Amber Sergent told the Kentucky television station her family has been swamped with angry calls from people who are confusing them with Cudd's business. "Very violent language, I'll put it that way," Sergent said. The FBI had not listed the exact charges Cudd faces as of Wednesday afternoon. To request removal of your name from an arrest report, submit these required items to email@example.com.Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosi's Office ChargedThe rules of replying: Be respectful. This is a space for friendly local discussions. No racist, discriminatory, vulgar or threatening language will be tolerated. Be transparent. Use your real name, and back up your claims. Keep it local and relevant. Make sure your replies stay on topic. Review the Patch Community Guidelines.Reply to this articleReplyReplies (1)Show 1 previous reply... https://patch.com/texas/across-tx/florist-who-bragged-entering-nancy-pelosis-office-charged
Calif. flower shop with no connection to Capitol riot flooded with threats, negative reviews - SFGateSunday, January 17, 2021
Alberti’s business appeared to have been removed from the platform. However, Cudd’s business also has a 4.6 rating.) Two other florists bearing the same name in Kentucky and Scotland were burdened with similar harassment. Alberti said all of them have given up on deleting the comments, and are instead attempting to respond to each one in order to set the record straight. “I offered to send some people maps of the United States,” joked Alberti. “Most people apologize and then they reverse, but some are steadfast. My thing is, I understand the need to vent and get rid of that hostility, but just spend an extra five seconds of time to see that we’re not in Texas. The very platforms that these people are using to type these rants and tirades … it would take them less time to find out we’re not that business than it would take for them to write the post.” He’s concerned about what the future holds for his business, which has been around since 1973 and spans four generations. “We’re just trying to survive,” said Alberti. “Being a florist is hard enough. We don’t have a high profit margin. We do it because we love it and love flowers. To already be suffering through COVID and add this on top of it, it’s stressful.” source srcset="https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20494742/3/700x0.jpg 1x, https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20... https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Beckys-Flowers-Roseville-mistaken-Capitol-rioter-15871654.php
Audrey Cleary Bailey, 76, advocated for military families - Port City DailyWednesday, December 02, 2020
Survivors include her three children, retired U.S. Cmdr. Navy Todd E. Bailey, and his wife, Anita, of Norman, Oklahoma, Deborah B. Stakelum, and her husband, Kevin, of Prospect, Kentucky, and Leigh Ann Cumberland, and her husband, Jeff, of Chaplin, Connecticut; and seven grandchildren, Ali, Tyler, T.J., Brigid, Molly, Eddie and Caelan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, retired U.S. Navy Reserve Capt. Harry E. Bailey.At her direction, no local services will be held. A service and interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Paws4People/Paws4Vets.Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service. https://portcitydaily.com/obits/2020/11/30/audrey-cleary-bailey-76-advocated-for-military-families/