Ribbon Cut

Jules Flower Shop celebrates one-year anniversary with a ribbon cut and open house

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[September 06, 2018]  On Wednesday, Julie “Jules’ Mason celebrated the first year of business ownership at her store –‘Jules Flower Shop’ on the historic downtown square in Mount Pulaski. To help commemorate the day the Mount Pulaski Business Association requested a ribbon cut in Jules honor and that cut was conducted by the Lincoln Daily News Ribbon Cut Crew.

The day began outside the shop with friends, fellow business owners and members of the local business association gathering around Jules Mason and her husband Chris for the cutting ceremony.

Nila Smith led the ceremony noting the partnership with LDN and the business association and congratulating the downtown businesses for forming such an association.

Moving on, Smith noted that the day was truly all about Jules Flower Shop. She stressed that it takes a lot of courage, hard work and determination to open a new business, and it takes a lot of support from the community to keep that new business growing. Smith recounted to the group what Mason had said before the cut. Mason had noted that in the first year there had been a lot of ups and downs, but a lot of love had gone into building her business.

Among those on hand for the cut was Mount Pulaski Business Association President Tricia Aylesworth.

Aylesworth commented that the business association itself was pretty new, and was still working to see what it can do to support local businesses. She noted that the association had done a ribbon cut on its own earlier in the spring, and they realized that they wanted to come back with a cut for Jules after the fact to show the support of the association.

The next person to be introduced was Jules Mason. As part of that introduction Mason’s husband Chris was recognized as a big supporter. Jules had noted before the cut that she was a ‘one-man-band’ with help from Chris.

Mason kept her speech short and simple thanking everyone for coming to the cut and especially thanking them for their continued support of her and her shop over the past year.

The group posed for pictures, then after the traditional countdown Mason with assistance from Aylesworth snipped the ribbon.

Afterward, everyone was invited inside the store for a look around and a time to visit with the owner and share some refreshments.

Jules Flower Shop is located at 125 South Lafayette Street in Mount Pulaski, directly across the street from the Mount Pulaski water tower and just down the block from City Hall.

Before one even gets inside the shop, the stage is set for the warm homey atmosphere with an old time wood framed screen door at the entrance and a happy inviting melon color store front.

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Inside shoppers will find a clean, bright, well organized shop with a ton of variety. Every item is well staged to give the shop a very comfortable ‘country-casual’ feeling without being over crowded.

The shop offers not only cut flower arrangements and plants, but also a wide variety of home décor items from table top pieces to wall art and wind chimes.

In addition, shoppers will find of selection of ‘personal décor’ items such as necklaces, bracelets and handbags.

Jules continued celebrating the one-year anniversary of the store throughout the day with refreshments served and special giveaways all day.

Mount Pulaski is a very sweet community with a number of interesting shops scattered around the historic Mount Pulaski Courthouse Square. Jules Flower Shop is a very nice addition to the shopping opportunities in Mount Pulaski.

The next time you’re looking for something special, be sure to check out all the retailers in Mount Pulaski, and be sure to add Jules to that “must stop” list of places to visit.

[Nila Smith]

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