A Colorful Retail Idea Is In Bloom On Grand Avenue
By Nancy Ngo
St. Paul's Grand Avenue is getting foxy.
A flower and gift shop called Foxglove Market & Studio is open in the former Baby Banou (792 Grand Ave.; 651-214-4247) next to Golden Fig.
Owner Christine Hoffman, an events and home interiors stylist, is offering locally grown, chemically free cut flowers, stationery, tabletop pieces and refurbished goods for the home.
"I've wanted to do the locally grown flowers," Hoffman says. "It seemed like a great fit and a great space, so I made a jump into retail."
Hoffman also has a studio in the space. In addition to a work area for her design business, she also plans to make it available for workshops, book signings and book clubs.