BY JOHN USALIS
When you walk into The Front Door florist shop, you will see a unique collection of different doors that will open to floral beauty and creativity.
The shop, owned and operated by Kim Kuperavage, will hold its grand opening and open house from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at 77 Coal St., Port Carbon.
The full-service florist shop is more than a place to get custom floral design and flowers for all types of occasion. It is also a flower school and studio for those interested in learning about beautifying a home or brightening a heart with floral creations.
A native of Minersville, Kuperavage has almost three decades of experience in floral designing with others, and she decided to go out on her own. Her shop is located in the former Abdo’s Furniture Outlet.
“If you come into my shop, you will see the transformation,” Kuperavage said. “You will see tons of doors with displays on the doors and next to the doors to give ideas of what customers can do with their front doors.”
Kuperavage is also going beyond selling bouquets and home accent pieces. She is interested in sharing her knowledge and encourage others to tap into their own creativity.
“The full name of my flower shop includes ‘Flower School and Studio.’ What this means that I am also offering workshops and events,” she explained. “So, I am a full-fledged florist, so if you need fresh flowers, everlasting flowers, if you have a wedding or prom, sympathy, birthday or anything in between, I can accommodate you with that. I also have some ‘everlasting,’ which is the new word to use now instead of silk or artificial. They’re now called everlasting. The shop also has home decor, such as wood pieces and things along that line.”
The shop has been open for a short time, but Saturday will be the official grand opening.
“I have worked for other florists for about 27 years and so I am well experienced,” Kuperavage said. “I have taken classes and the rest is on-the-job training through the years. I’ve been continuing to educate myself in up-and-coming trends. I took a year and a half off to do other things, and then felt I wanted to follow my passion, and so I’m back and decided I was going to give some more life to this building in Port Carbon. It has been empty for years.”
The grand opening and open house on Saturday have the extended hours of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The shop’s regular hours are:
- Tuesday/Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Closed Sunday and Monday.
To contact The Front Door, call the shop at 570-581-1775, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to “The Front Door” page on Facebook.
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