Flowers (and Other Things) for Clinton Street

Posted on: August 6th, 2019 at 5:04 am by

It was once one of the scruffiest addresses on Clinton Street. Now, the five-story tenement at number 84 adds a touch of floral to its retail ranks.

Serial Lower East Side business owner Bill Fraser – the man behind Flowers on Essex and Flowers Cafe – is helming another related project. This time at Clinton Street, which is now adorned with plastic purple roses that spell “Flowers.”

Bill’s Flowers and Other Things is just that. A florist and gift shop that doubles as a pseudo-events space and community gathering hub. It’s one thousand square-feet and a backyard where there will be “events for the neighborhood.” There will also be a make-your-own bouquet station, classes on flowers, and a relaxation area.

Meanwhile, the Grand Street store will remain strictly as a retail flower and gift shop.

The newcomer has been in soft launch mode for a couple weeks, but officially opens to the public on August 14 with a party.

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