Fi has moved to High Street

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Fi Sidey, third from left, the owner of Fi's Flowers 'n' Art, with her staff, from left, Vivienne Williams, Roslyn Harris, and Sharon MacDonald. Photo: Shelley Topp
Fi Sidey, third from left, the owner of Fi's Flowers 'n' Art, with her staff, from left, Vivienne Williams, Roslyn Harris, and Sharon MacDonald. Photo: Shelley Topp
Fi's Flowers 'n' Art has moved from Rangiora's Conway Lane to the Sparks Menswear building in High Street.

The specialist florist business has been trading from Conway Lane for three years, and from a ''tiny shop'' in Good Street for eight years before that. However, owner Fi Sidey wanted bigger premises to expand her business.

She opened her new shop at 156 High Street last Monday.

Fi also wanted to provide her team with a bigger work space. ''To have more room for my team to work is our first point of call, and to expand our giftware, develop a garden section with more indoor plants and topiaries.''

A private area for bridal and bereavement consultations has been developed and Fi also plans to offer floral art night classes.

The store was stopping shoppers in their tracks on opening day.

The Sparks Menswear building, owned by Adrienne Spark, of Rangiora, is one of High Street's oldest remaining landmarks. It has had extensive quake strengthening work to bring it up to required modern standards, plus a makeover for its new tenant.

However, the building's original old safe and distinctive pressed-metal ceiling, plus a flower-like chandelier that was installed more recently, have all been retained.

Adrienne says she is excited to have Fi's Flowers 'n' Art in the shop.

''It will be so good for Rangiora.''

 

 

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