Just a few more weeks until the doors open

It’s been nearly a week since I’ve updated the blog but many details have been handled and much progress has been made toward the opening of Art In Bloom at 409 W. Main St., downtown Brighton. The targeted opening date is still tentative but it will definitely be in mid-July. The logo has been designed,…

Carpenters, plumbers and electricians

There is much noise and activity today at Art In Bloom. The construction of the work station that Ted and I designed is now in full swing. The plumbers have arrived to jack hammer the floor, install the water lines necessary for the florist portion of the business and to prepare a drain for the…

Under construction!

On Tuesday, Kim and I rented a large U-Haul truck and drove to Sterling Heights to pick up the walk in flower cooler from SRC Refrigeration. When they used a forklift to get the shrink wrapped palette into the vehicle, we knew we were in trouble. 🙂 Piece by piece, the huge 8′ tall insulated…

From bud to bloom

Late Monday afternoon I completed the final steps in making the retail space at 409 Main St. in downtown Brighton, the place where Art In Bloom will begin to bloom. I have the keys to the store and will begin redecorating and moving in as soon as possible. Closing my art room at Hornung Elementary…