Congratulations to this weeks poll: , who received 47 percent of the vote. This week’s poll was close. The runner up, received 42 percent of our readers’ votes.
The Renton Flower Shop drew more than 75 people to its grand opening and ribbon cutting last week.
The shop isn’t new, per se, but its location is. Owners Toni Nelson and her daughter Roxanne Hanson have worked together before as florists. That was more that a decade ago in shop with the same name and phone number, but located several blocks away at 410 S. Third Street.
The mother-daughter duo left the flower business in 2001 after 43 years for Nelson and 20 years Hanson. The “new” location opened on April 16.
But come President’s Day 2012, Nelson spotted the vacant storefront on Main Ave. S. The former commercial Laundromat shares a wall with Puhich Dry Cleaners and Roadrunner Trophy. The long and narrow space has now transformed to a welcoming flower shop with green accents, from the original tile entry to the furniture and the aprons.
The color green wasn’t intended, Nelson said. Instead, it just happened to be the color of the furniture they picked out from the Salvation Army.
Many longtime customers have noticed that nothing has changed in the way of customer service, something the pair pride themselves on. They’ve also noted the original telephone number, Hanson said.
Free delivery service is offered to Downtown Renton Businesses, , , and Mt. Olivett Cemetery, if order is place prior to day of delivery.
Gift baskets with beer and wine will also be available as soon as the store receives its liquor license.
Here’s what some of our readers have to say about the top-two vote getters for this week’s poll (click on the hyperlinks to add your own business review):
“Love! The Renton Flower Shop! I've received several different bouquet from the florist and they've even donated an arrangement to my Mary Kay parties. Beautiful :)”
“Beautiful bouquets! I just received one as a gift and it was by far the most beautiful flowers I have ever received.”
“Fabulous arrangements and gift items. The did all the flowers for my daughter and my sons weddings. They were helpful in helping us select wonderful flowers with in our budget. Everything was delivered and set-up on schedule. Also a great member of the Renton community!”
“For my birthday. It was on a day they were not open-but someone was at the shop and delivered flowers to me anyway!! I had been so sad that I was alone that day, but the flowers in combination with the extra effort by Cuginis made me smile. (They also saved my husband, by the way.)”