Owner, Flowers on Broad Street
I walked into the shop to see once again things were changed out and rearranged. There is never time for the dust to settle too much at this spectacular flower shop in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Seen amongst the industry as one of the top florists in the area, Donna Pittman was busy showing her incredible husband Jack and a steady helper on a ladder exactly where to hang the curtain in her new “bridal consultation room”. No details were left out as Donna wanted to create a space that was an extension of a home with soothing monochromatic colors and enough sophistication that you felt special without that feeling of stuffiness.
Donna knew I wanted to chat with her about the business so we went over to Nil’s where we could get a hug from Sibel and sip on some wonderful sweet tea. I asked Donna to tell me her story. How she got started, what inspires her and how she has made it as a small local business for 19 years! Below is her story.
Donna started out in Cary, NC around the year 1987. She spent ten years in Cary prior to landing in Varina …. strictly by chance. There was a business in Varina that worked on “golf carts” and Donna needed her cart repaired for her kids. She brought it to Varina and while walking around she stumbled across the space where she has called “home” for 19 years. Now, for those of you who think Varina has always been the booming area of town you need to be brought up to speed. You see when Donna found this “space” there were only three or four businesses in Varina. Below is what the storefront looked like right after she moved in and a view of what “Varina” looked like during the time she decided this was the place to relocate.