Porvaznik’s Flowers Celebrates 125 Years

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Lansford community cornerstone business hosts open house

LANSFORD, Pa– Porvaznik’s Flowers invites the community to come out and smell the roses during its 125th anniversary open house celebration at 42 West Ridge Street on Thursday, April 20, from 4 to 6 p.m.

“I am so proud of the successful traditions we have continued and grown,” said owner and florist Megan Anderson. “I believe we are a vital cog in the local community providing needed services and beautiful quality milestones and memories.”

Originally opened in 1898 by Michael Porvaznik, the business thrived, bloomed, and soon became a mainstay in downtown Lansford. Several generations of the Porvaznik family continued to operate the flower shop successfully over the following decades until Joe Porvaznik approached the Temple University’s School of Horticultural graduate who took over in 1990. Before her time as the Porvaznik proprietor, Andersen worked in a variety of flower shops throughout the Philadelphia area, even opening her own shop in Maple Glen, Pa in 1986 with her sister-in-law. The couple returned to the Carbon County area to join her family where she met the owner of the shop.

“I frequently sent flowers to my grandmothers in Lansford and Coaldale and always worked with Porvaznik’s,” she said. “In 1990 Joe (Porvaznik) approached me about taking over his business, as he was looking to retire. My husband and I found the idea of purchasing this thriving business in beautiful Carbon County very appealing and after some negotiations we purchased the business.”

Andersen said the choice to keep Porvaznik’s name was easy, it already had its own long history, great reputation, loyal customer base and strong connection to community celebrations and somber events. Over the course of 33 years Andersen continued the flower shop’s traditions, adding several leaves to the business by expanding its reach with FTD and Teleflora, building a website and adding gifts and jewelry to its offerings.

After tending to the shop for the past three decades the Andersens are ready to retire and pass along the business to a new generation of florists. “Owning Porvazniks has been so rewarding both financially and more importantly internally by allowing me to satisfy my creative longings,” she said. “This is a wonderful opportunity.”

The couple have been working closely with Lewith & Freeman Real Estate to grow any purchasing prospects for the property. For more information on the sale contact krissie@lewith-freeman.com.

To register for the open house, visit site: https://tinyurl.com/Porvaznik



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