CASPER, Wyo. — Local flower shop Consider the Lilies had for years resided at the corner of Midwest Avenue and Wolcott Street. However, the store now has a new location in the Market Square on 2nd Street, and the shop’s owners are hopeful the new location will improve visibility.
“We didn’t get a lot of foot traffic, and we wanted to be a part of the more central, downtown business space,” owner Summer Anderson said. “Since there’s not as much foot traffic down there, we decided to come over here and check it out, and I think this is a much better fit for us.”
On Saturday, Oct. 15, the store celebrated its grand reopening in the new location, and Anderson said she was thrilled with the turnout.
Consider the Lilies has everything one would expect out of a flower shop, Anderson said. People can purchase bouquets and flower arrangements in the shop or order specialty arrangements ahead of time to be picked up or delivered. The local business also offers catering for a wide variety of events including weddings and parties.
But in addition to the services one would expect from a florist, Anderson said Consider the Lilies offers several other interesting services as well, including a flower bar.
“The flower bar allows people to come and build their own arrangements,” she said. “It’s a lot of fun.”
And the shop likes to aim for more modern sensibilities in its flower arrangements, including using tropical plants and straight lines.
“We do the classic stuff too, but we really like going for a more modern look,” Anderson said.
The shop also has several plans for the future, including classes that Anderson is looking forward to offering at the store.
“We’ve got a lot of stuff planned,” she said with a smile. “It should be fun.”