Local Flower Shop News
Jackson Heights Boutique Store Closing Jan. 31 - Jackson Heights PostTuesday, January 16, 2018
Jan. 5, 2018 By Tara LawA Jackson Heights boutique that offers flowers, home decor, sweet treats and coffee is closing.The owners of Pauglina, located 75-26 37th Ave, have announced the store will close on Jan. 31. All merchandise is currently 50 percent off.The store opened in October 2016 and was a combination coffee bar, florist, and home decor shop.The store owners, husband and husband duo Miguel Briceno and Jeffrey Whitney, announced the closing Jan. 2 on Facebook. They thanked their customers for their support during the store’s run.“No regrets and it’s been a pleasure to serve the Jackson Heights community as it continues to thrive albeit sans Pauglina,” said the posting.Briceno and Whitney are Jackson Heights residents.Google5 Comments...
Jackson Heights Flower Shop to Close After More Than 40 Years on 37th Ave. - DNAinfoMonday, March 06, 2017
Susan Lee, in a photo from the 1980s. View Full CaptionDNAinfo/Katie HonanJACKSON HEIGHTS — After more than 40 years selling bouquets and plants, and doling out advice, Ho Flowers and Plants is closing permanently.Owner Sue Lee died in May of a heart attack, after returning to work soon after suffering a stroke in 2010, her son, John Ho, said. She was 72.And although he learned a lot about the business from his mom, he won't be able to keep the shop open without her connections and eye for design, he said."You have to be an artist to do this," Ho, 46, said in the final weeks of the shop, as neighbors came in to say goodbye — many buying plants to remember both him and his mother. Ho tried to keep the store open, including letting a pop-up floral shop spend weekends at the store last fall. But he said he simply doesn't have the same passion for it his mom had.On Friday, Councilman Danny Dromm honored Lee's memory with a citation from the City Council, celebrating her life and business at the shop on 84th Street and 37th Avenue they moved into a few years ago...
McLennan Flowers and Gifts Provides No Contact Delivery - Press Release - Digital JournalWednesday, July 29, 2020
McLennan Flowers & Gifts - London, ON FloristMcLennan Flowers and Gifts, the leading florist in London Ontario, specializes in the supply of beautiful flowers hand-designed by their experts that are delivered through no contact delivery.London, Ontario - June 30, 2020 - McLennan Flowers and Gifts, the leading florist in London Ontario, specializes in the supply of unique floral arrangements. One area they excel in is designing flowers to convey your sympathy to family or friends who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Sending a sympathy bouquet to the bereaved shows them that you are thinking of them.“Sympathy flowers are a sweet and tasteful way of showing compassion and support to someone who has lost their loved one. Sending an arrangement of sympathy flowers adds pleasantness to an otherwise sombre atmosphere and expresses your condolences for the loss,” said the spokesperson of McLennan Flowers and Gifts.When choosing a bouquet to express your sympathy and compassion for the loss of someone, you want to ensure... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4728671
Flower Power : Florists Send a Message of Hope with Rotary Trail Installation - Over the Mountain JournalWednesday, July 29, 2020
Journal photo by Caroline Rice.By Caroline Rice Birmingham was gifted with an arch of flowers on the Rotary Trail sign in the heart of the city June 5 after a group of local florists were determined to use their talents to show love to their hurting community.After a week that had begun with protests and shattered glass, Carolyn Chen, florist at Wild Things in Homewood, wanted to end it with something beautiful that could reunite the community. Chen began messaging her florist friends to see if her idea of a flower arch on Rotary Trail could be possible.Chen soon had more than 30 florists around Birmingham who were willing to donate flowers and supplies.Cameron Pappas, owner of Norton’s Florist downtown and one of the flower contributors, said that, although the total cost of the flower arch probably was about $20,000, florists coming together to help the community was priceless to him.“As a community, our hearts are hurting, and we know that flowers heal,” Pappas said.“Each person participating had their own reason,” he said. We all wanted to make the city shine. We wanted to give people beautiful flowers to look at, rather than broken glass and boarded u... https://www.otmj.com/rotary-trail-flowers/
Flower shop among many businesses fighting to blossom - The Riverdale PressWednesday, July 29, 2020
Especially since flower shops aren’t exactly considered an “essential” business under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s statewide coronavirus shutdown.But that’s not stopping Columbia Florist, which has been perched near the corner of West 231st Street and Broadway for more than 60 years. For at least half that time, the shop’s been helmed by Connie Dennis, who co-owns the business with her sister.The state might say florists are non-essential, but on holiday weekends like Mother’s Day, they couldn’t be more essential. Flowers are a great way to brighten someone’s day, Dennis said. And during times like this, it seems everyone’s day could be a little brighter. “Sending a flower puts a smile on someone else’s face,” she said. It “tells them that you are thinking about them.”While it’s not exactly business as usual for florists, recent orders for Columbia have included birthdays, anniversaries, and as greetings or sympathies to loved ones. Some customers have used flowers in place of their own physical presence, since social distancing has kept many family members apart.Mother’s Day is usually a high earning holiday for florists like Columbia. These days, however, even that holiday competes with the funeral floral arrangements Dennis and her sister must craft. And for a business that stays away from the mourning aspects of the pandemic, Dennis finds more customers want deliveries, rather than stopping by themselves to pick up orders. That has sent Columbia delivery drivers throughout New York City, as well as New Jersey, Westchester County and Connecticut. Those are some tall orders, especially since social... https://riverdalepress.com/stories/flower-shop-among-many-businesses-fighting-to-blossom,71820
Fulshear flower business blooming from community support amid COVID-19 - WTVD-TVWednesday, July 29, 2020
The former oil field worker was looking for a new job when he was laid off several years ago and decided to follow his passion for flowers.Berry worked as a florist delivery driver when he was young and while he says he was not good at the job, he fell in love with the creative career. Berry and his wife now own Fulshear Floral Design in Fulshear, Texas. But their business is known around the country.Berry was named the 2017 Houston Floral Designer of the Year!Watch the video above to see how their business is blooming and bringing smiles to those who miss seeing their loved ones amid the pandemic. https://abc11.com/covid-covid19-coronavirus-flowers/6318843/
Local florist gets accredited by national institution - Valley morning StarWednesday, July 29, 2020
Abel Gonzalez Mencio LA FERIA — Local florist Abel Gonzalez Mencio continues to collect accolades.In a virtual induction celebration July 5 through Facebook Live, Mencio was honored along with 61 other accredited members of the American Institute of Floral Designers.All 2020 inductees will also be invited to walk the stage to receive their membership pins during the 2021 Symposium in Washington, D.C.“The process to do this is to apply for a membership and it is recognized worldwide,” Mencio said.“About a 180 people tested and 61 graduated. Out of the 61, only eight were from Texas and 14 from other countries. It is something a lot of people strive for…. It is very prestigious,” he said.“To me that was a big honor,” he said.The program was created in 1965 and is the floral industry’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing high standards for professional floral design, according to a press release.Members of the 55-year-old association are distinguished by the use of the “AIFD” mark as an addendum to their... https://www.valleymorningstar.com/2020/07/23/local-florist-gets-accredited-national-institution/