With equal parts excitement, terror, sadness and overwhelming joy, today we announce that Blossom & Vine Floral Co is moving to Vancouver!
We will be opening our doors at E.11th Ave and Main St. (156 E. 11th to be exact) in a charming little space between Dock Lunch and Stone Fox Hair in late June. We'll be operating as a full-service florist as well as bringing in some special gift and decor items we are particularly fond of.
We are so excited for this next step and know it will be a huge undertaking. We will be operating our BMLxBVFC pop-up shop until we are ready to open our full-service location. Once we open our doors in Vancouver, Brick & Mortar Living will still be a pick-up location for those faithful New West customers that place special orders with us ahead of time. We will also have a special delivery rate for deliveries within New Westminster.
We would like to thank the amazing community we found in New Westminster. We wouldn't be where we are without your support and will miss getting to see you peruse our little corner of BML. You may wonder why we have chosen to move out of the city we got our start in. We worked tirelessly over the past year to find a permanent home for BVFC within downtown New West but with the exciting and rapid rise in development, charming and small retail spaces are few and far between. We even attempted to set up a mobile operation but city by-laws were not ready for our crazy cool business plan. Ah well! We ended up hearing about this space from another shop owner who encouraged us to go take a look. We took one step into the place and knew it was the one. Mt. Pleasant is one of my favourite neighbourhoods to spend time in and with so many of our wedding clients calling Vancouver home, it just made sense.
The team at Brick & Mortar Living have become family to me. I spend more time with them than I do my own! They know a thing or two about starting a business from scratch (to put it mildly) and have been the most supportive driving force behind getting BVFC to this point. Encouragement, words of wisdom, a trillion Starbucks runs, product sourcing and genius ideas (mini-bouquets were all them!) are just a smidgen of what they provided. These ladies set a stellar example on lifting each other up.
We will keep you posted on opening dates and hope you venture out to Mt. Pleasant to smell the flowers.