The family-owned floral shops, serving their respective communities since the 1950s and 1970s, will collaborate to service the tri-state area with floral delivery, plant installation, maintenance, and floral event designs.
Their floral café concept, introduced by Plantshed in 2018 at their Manhattan locations, will now be available in Englewood, NJ, where coffee lovers will be able to sip their artisanal coffee, tea, and light bites while admiring the wide range of floral options available.
"We didn't want people to feel like Englewood Florist went anywhere because it's not. It's still Joe. It's still Englewood Florist here. It's just an extension of our family businesses," said Eric Mourkakos, PlantShed's CEO.
The shop, which would feature casual dining with indoor and outdoor seating, is only available for outdoor seating due to the pandemic.
"So far the feedback has been tremendous. People who come in love the décor, so we're excited to continue to move forward, get through this pandemic, and then continue being a staple in this community," said Joe Rogers, the owner of Englewood Florist.
In addition to their premium coffee options and floral selection, customers can also purchase a wide range of home and lifestyle products and pottery.
"Renovating the space with my cousin Joe and being able to bring this concept to New Jersey where I grew up has been a truly meaningful experience, particularly during these challenging times in the retail industry," said Mourkakos.
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