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
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
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/
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/
N.J. communities mourn those lost to COVID-19 with flowers and memories - NJ.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
Nearly a year after New Jersey’s first reported case of the coronavirus, Garden State residents gathered at locations across the state to take part in a national day of mourning to remember the loved ones lost to COVID-19.On Monday, residents who lost friends and family to COVID-19 gathered in Passaic City, Roselle and Union to lay flowers arranged as hearts and to remember those who succumbed to the virus, including the first firefighter in the state to die from the coronavirus and a Passaic EMT.At each location, including a Passaic fire station and Anthony E. Russo Park in Union, family and friends eulogized their loved ones and laid a flower for them, said Amanda Elisca, the florist who coordinated the events across the state.The effort is part of the Floral Hearts Project, a nationwide initiative pushing for an official national day of morning for those lost to COVID-19, said Elisca. As of Tuesday morning, there were more than 100 hearts laid out across the country, she said.But for Elisca, the push t... https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/03/nj-communities-mourn-those-lost-to-covid-19-with-flowers-and-memories.html
Plant parents, rejoice! PlantShed, a trendy plant and coffee shop, opens in Englewood - NorthJersey.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Hide Caption Four City Brewing in Orange VideoRoger Apollon Jr. of Four City Brewing in Orange discusses the lack of diversity in New Jersey's craft brewing industry.NorthJersey.comIf quarantine has inspired in you a newfound passion for houseplants, you're in luck.PlantShed, a combination plant and coffee shop, just opened in Englewood. PlantShed also has three locations in New York City, but this is the first in New Jersey.The shop is a hipster plant-lover's dream. It's bursting with lush green plants of every creed — potted, hanging, flowered, prickly, frond. Among the shelves of plants for sale are kitschy pots, notebook, oil diffusers and other house accessories. Story continues below the galleryA cafe was installed among the greenery offering fresh-brewed coffee, tea and small pastries. Step up to the marble countertop and pick from a menu that includes macchiatos ($3.75), matcha ($4.25), and freddo espresso (a Greek-style frothed espresso over ice, $4.50). And no modern cafe, including PlantShed, would be complete without an array of non-dairy "milk" options — almond, coconut, oat, hemp and macadamia.The muffins, cookies and other small bites are brought in from NYC... https://www.northjersey.com/story/life/food/2020/08/10/plantshed-nyc-based-plant-and-coffee-shop-opens-englewood-nj/3330644001/
CBS2 Investigates TerrysFlorist.com: ‘Of Course I Didn’t Get Any Refund’ - CBS New YorkSunday, February 28, 2021
Valentine’s Day is Sunday, but buyer beware if you plan on ordering flowers online.It’s a prime day for florists. But instead of creating happy memories, some customers say a business with ties to New Jersey is breaking hearts all over the country, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported.READ MORE: 2nd Co-Op City Power Outage Affects Residents In Same Buildings That Lost Electricity Friday“I work, like, maybe 2,000 roses for Valentine’s,” said Red Bank Florists owner Oksana Levina.Days before Valentine’s, it’s crunch time for Levina. But recently she says some angry customers have called confusing her with TerrysFlorist.com, which lists a Red Bank, New Jersey zip code on credit card bills.Nationwide, when CBS2 searched online for a “local florist,” Terry’s pops up, claiming it has been “serving our community for over 20 years.”Mike Havens thought Terry’s was located near his mother-in-law in Colorado. He said he ordered a bouquet, but that it arrived as “basically three flowers and a bud vase.”(credit: CBS2)Hundreds of online reviews of TerrysFlorist.com include comments like “We ordered Daisy Delight Deluxe, we received no daisies” and “I got a phone call 1 hour AFTER funeral that they (flowers) couldn’t be delivered... https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/02/12/cbs2-investigates-terrysflorist-com-of-course-i-didnt-get-any-refund/
Plantshed and Englewood Florist have partnered to bring their latest business ideas to life - WTVD-TVSunday, February 28, 2021
ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey -- Plantshed and Englewood Florist, two community staples in Manhattan and Englewood, New Jersey, have partnered to bring their latest business ideas to life.The family-owned floral shops, serving their respective communities since the 1950s and 1970s, will collaborate to service the tri-state area with floral delivery, plant installation, maintenance, and floral event designs.Their floral café concept, introduced by Plantshed in 2018 at their Manhattan locations, will now be available in Englewood, NJ, where coffee lovers will be able to sip their artisanal coffee, tea, and light bites while admiring the wide range of floral options available."We didn't want people to feel like Englewood Florist went anywhere because it's not. It's still Joe. It's still Englewood Florist here. It's just an extension of our family businesses," said Eric Mourkakos, PlantShed's CEO.The shop, which would feature casual dining with indoor and outdoor seating, is only available for outdoor seatin... https://abc11.com/plantshed-englewood-florist-flowers-family/6378244