By Carlee Barnett
News Star Reporter
Another locally owned business has opened in Stratford and is called Bloomin’ Crazy Boutique, Florist, and Gifts.
The shop, which is located at 307 W. Smith, is co-owned and operated by Pamela Popejoy of Pauls Valley and Kristi Wollenberg of Ada.
The new store offers a variety of items and services including full service florist, floral arrangements, home goods, décor, boutique clothing, kids toys (including a wide selection of the popular toy brand “Melissa & Doug”), specialty soaps and lotions, candies, gift baskets, etc.
Bloomin’ Crazy also offers free delivery to the Pauls Valley and Stratford funeral homes as well as the Pauls Valley and Stratford public schools.
Popejoy also owns Bloomin’ Crazy Florist, Garden Center and Gifts in Pauls Valley.
“I had thought about expanding my business into other areas close by in the past, but the pieces never seemed to fall into place until now.” Popejoy stated.
Combining 20-plus years of retail experience and expertise, Popejoy and Wollenberg were able to setup and open the new shop within just a few months of starting the process.
Although the shop has been open to the public since November 23, the store will be holding its grand opening event on Saturday, December 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the new shop’s location.
At the grand opening event, there will be special sales on merchandise, refreshments, door prizes, and a free gift given with every purchase of twenty-five dollars or more (while supplies last). Everyone is welcome to attend.
Bloomin’ Crazy in Stratford also has an area setup for kids to write letters to Santa and a little mailbox for the kids to “mail it off” to the North Pole from now until Christmas.
The sister store in Pauls Valley is also joining in the holiday spirit by selling freshly cut Christmas trees.
The hours for Bloomin’ Crazy in Stratford are Monday thru Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The store is located at 307 W. Smith Street.
The Pauls Valley store is located at 401 S. Chickasaw Street. The store hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (hours may differ due to holidays).