WICHITA — After more than 60 years in Riverside, Moore Flowers is moving.
Owner Jodi Mitchell is moving the shop west to Maple and Maize. She'll be in the former Rolling Hills Flowers & Gifts space on the northeast corner.
"It's been a very difficult decision to make," says Mitchell, who has worked at Moore Flowers for 25 years and owned it for 10.
She says she's moving for a few reasons.
"I'll be closer to home," Mitchell says.
Also, she says, she sees other businesses moving away from her area near North High School on West 13th Street. The economy in general is playing a part in the move.
"I'm very optimistic," Mitchell says of how business will be in her new space.
Moore Flowers opened in about 1948. Mitchell believes the original store was across the street from where it is now.
The store is a traditional floral shop, with fresh flowers, plants and some gift items. Mitchell provides flowers for weddings and other events as well.
Her current space is 2,000 square feet. The new space is 1,500 square feet.
Mitchell says nothing else will change but the location, which will open Oct. 1.
"We're still the same."