Ken’s Flowers Rejuvenates Dilapidated Toledo Store

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Remodel of building allows local florist to stay in their local market and expand business.

Ken Cappelletty and Fred Moor, owners of Ken’s Flower Shops, http://www.KensFlowers.com, recently purchased and renovated a building in Toledo to serve as the new center of business for the company. The building was left to decay after a local tailor shop moved out a few years ago.

They made the decision to purchase and remodel the outside of the building on Monroe Street between Laskey and Whiteford Roads to stay in the same market area while still expanding their business.

They didn’t demolish the structure for two reasons. New zoning laws stipulated that altering the footprint of the structure would mean they have had to give up its prominent location close to the street by rebuilding one hundred feet back. They also felt they could make the building more attractive for less money while still using the same basic design.

Ken’s Flowers moved to the renovated building from their store in a strip center on Talmadge Road near Sylvania Avenue last January.

Ken’s has moved from three locations in west Toledo over the years. The first site was in the former Sheraton Motor Inn on Secor Road. They then refurbished and moved into a gas station on Sylvania at Talmadge. When that location was sold to developers they moved to the new shopping center being built adjacent to that property.

Ken’s has been in business since 1965. They currently have five locations: three in Toledo, one in Perrysburg, and one in Ann Arbor, MI.

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