My Mother’s Bloomers’ new digs

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Neville McKay’s flower shop has put down some se­ri­ous roots on Spring Gar­den Road. It’s been 25 years of My Mother’s Bloomers (5486 Spring Gar­den Road) grow­ing with the down­town strip, but 2018 will see the busi­ness blos­som in a brand new lo­ca­tion in the north end. “It’s not like I wanted to leave the road as much as I wanted to evolve a lit­tle bit more as well. We looked around the street, and other parts of the city, and when this area came up we thought it was quite some­thing. It was just the en­ergy in the neigh­bour­hood,” says McKay of his new digs at 2086 Creighton Street, for­mer home of Kevin Muise In­te­ri­ors. “Spring Gar­den is a very vi­brant im­por­tant area, it’s a big hus­tle and bus­tle. When we first started on the street it was a lit­tle calmer—I think we all were—and I like that feel of that re­lax­ation here, peo­ple saun­ter­ing around, go­ing to the bak­ery or off to the Gog­gle or EDNA. There’s so much go­ing on, it’s such a neigh­bour­hood feel.” Hav­ing a stand­alone store­front will be new for the shop, and McKay says all of the lo­ca­tion’s space and win­dows have him day­dream­ing al­ready—of more plants, win­dow displays, crafts and com­mu­nity events. He’ll likely be dig­ging into some sweet win­dow planters, too. My Mother’s Bloomers will say good­bye to its old lo­ca­tion just in time for the new year, mov­ing out of its cur­rent shop De­cem­ber 31. “The big trek will hap­pen Jan­uary 1,” says McKay. “Brand-new year, brand new spot, brand new us, brand new look.”

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