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Business Profile: Homewood Florist

Are you looking for the perfect arrangement for your special day? Kyle Arrivo of Homewood Florist tells us about being a longtime staple in the H-F area and why you should pay them a visit!

How long has been in business and why did you choose Homewood as the place to open up shop?

has been here for 51 years! We are second generation and came from the Roseland community. Homewood was a big draw because of its small town charm and because it was a growing community with great potential for the small business owner. A lot of great shops and restaurants were opening at that time. We still love and believe in this community!

What inspires your designs?
So many different things factor into our designs; color, season, nature, trends and of course, the occasion and if it’s themed.

What are your specialties?
We specialize in weddings and funerals, but every individual order is important and we give each one our special attention and touch.

Do you have any upcoming events or specials?
We have many annual events planned with the Downtown Homewood Business Association: the Art and Garden Fair every June, Homewood Days, Girls Night Out (Sip and Shop) on October 13 and Holiday Lights on Dec. 2, to name a few. We offer discounts, specials and raffles during all of our events.

Any tips for those of us at home who want to try to put together an arrangement?
Go with what you like, don’t be afraid to experiment, follow your artistic visions…and of course, you can always give us a call or stop in. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will guide you in the right direction.

What are your favorite local places to eat and shop?
So many! We grew up on  [and]  is great: Christy is our favorite bartender. , , , and the Rickshaw are [also] some favorite restaurants.

We believe in shopping local as well. We love Art4Soul, , , , Poppies, and the Healthy Hounds staff is so helpful and knowledgeable! We are lucky to have so many great choices right here!

john flynn July 11, 2011 at 05:38 PM
Homewood Florist has long been my go to source for floral and gift needs for both personal and professional purposes. Marty , Kyle and their knowlegable staff are all to happy to offer their expertise when making selections. My out of town family still relies on Homewood Florist and provided some of the flowers for my niece's wedding in St . Paul , MN ! I encourage everybody to stop by and take a look at the recent Richard Haas mural on their building then going into their terrific shop to see the unique selection of fresh flowers and gifts. John Flynn
Ron Wexler July 12, 2011 at 03:16 PM
Marty, Kyle and the entire Arrivo family have been supplying my Flower needs since my first HF High School dance...Great service, follow up and of course amazing arrangements..nice article well deserved!

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