will soon welcome a new flower and gift shop featuring local and Michigan-made products and a lot of quirk.
Tallulah’s Folly will open Aug. 1 in a renovated 1,700-square-foot building next to Mama Bear’s Cafe
and Craving’s Popcorn
at 1220 Turner Street.
Owner David Gregware envisions a place where people can drop in for last-minute gifts and bouquets, hang out, rent event space and enjoy a little whimsy.
“I read an article once about ‘folly,’ a European thing where people would create these little buildings way back on their properties, a place where they could get away for a little shenanigan,” Gregware laughs. “I realized, that’s what I’m building here. I’m building a folly.”
Tallulah’s – which is named after Gregware’s dog – will feature a section where customers can pick out individual stems to create their own bouquets, and he’ll offer regular workshops on flower design and other topics.
Gregware is the owner of Bloomin’dale’s on East Street, which he says he recently decided to close to focus less on flower wire services and more on local products.
Source: David Gregware, Tallulah’s Folly
Writer: Louise Knott Ahern