Approaching our seventh year as a new-fashioned flower shop in Minneapolis, we continue to evolve and develop our business to create the best possible experience for our customers. We are excited to announce plans to expand into a larger Design Studio where our creative team will be able to focus on our growing delivery, wedding and event business. Within this space, we will also offer a more robust class schedule and plan to host private class events and experiences for corporate and private parties. We are narrowing in on the location of our new Studio, and plan to open in early 2017.
As we open this Studio, we will be reducing our retail store count to one at our 50th and France location in Edina. Beginning September 1, 2016, our Chicago Avenue location will serve as our studio until we are able to move into our new space.
We have loved every minute of being open at Chicago Avenue and are so appreciative of the neighborhood we have served and gotten to know on a personal level throughout the years. Without the support of our neighbors at 48th and Chicago, there wouldn’t have been an expansion into Edina and the growth of our delivery and event business. We sincerely thank everyone in the neighborhood for stopping in throughout the years to ask us to help them celebrate the good times, comfort friends when they needed it, plan their weddings, and bring fresh flowers and plants (lots of air plants and succulents) into their homes. Our Chicago Avenue store is a place we are incredibly proud of. We have also appreciated the support of our fellow business neighbors and our landlord. It will be a sad day for us to lock-up for the last time at Chicago Avenue, but we are looking forward to this new chapter for Spruce. And hey, our Edina location is a quick 15 minute trip down 50th Street. (And, we deliver!)
Reducing our store count to a single location will allow us to better focus on our retail experience and do what we can do best: deliver flowers and events throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
Our Edina retail location will continue to offer fresh cut flowers, custom floral arrangements, an interesting selection of house plants and pots, and terraria. Orders for arrangements can also be placed ahead of time for next day pick-up or delivery.
Future plans may include partnering with other retailers in Minneapolis/St. Paul for a “Spruce Market” concept where people can order online at www.sprucemn.com and choose to pick-up in a partner store in their neighborhood. Hand-tied flower bouquets and “Market” bunches will also be available in these locations. More to come on this concept soon.
Beginning September 1, our retail hours will be: Edina: Monday - Friday 10a - 6p, Saturday 10a - 5p.