Where flowers Bloem...
Despite it all, we aren't losing hope.
The pandemic and shelter-in-place orders have affected us and the downtown community like nothing before. The loss of the event scene and the working force downtown has been detrimental, reducing our business by 80%. Fellow small business owners, neighbors, and friends have been forced to shut down their businesses either temporarily or permanently. As we've watched neighbors lose their livelihoods and vacate storefronts it has been harder now more than ever to keep hope that our small business will still be here in 2021. On top of everything else the owner, Liezet Arnold, received a Stage 3 Breast Cancer diagnosis this year and is actively receiving treatment.
We know that this year has not been easy on anyone, but sadly we've reached a critical time and have decided to ask for help. We've started a GoFundMe page and are asking for donations. Clicking the donate or share buttons bring us one step closer to reaching our goal of staying afloat through next year. We look forward to the future and are so very thankful to all who have helped.