Downtown South Boston has a new business on the block. Wisters flower shop has opened its doors at 441 Main St.
The fragrance and vivid colors of mingled flowers greeted the crowd that gathered Friday morning for the first day of Wisters’ two-day grand opening, a bright spot in the cold, gray January day. Owner Amanda Rose welcomed the crowd into her shop.
“I want people to come in here and feel that they are really comfortable and at home,” Rose said. “I want everyone to feel welcome here.”
Rose named Wisters after her grandfather John Wister, who always kept his door open for friends and neighbors and supported her projects and interests.
She has had the help of her mother Rhonda Day and her aunt Lisa Wilkinson in preparing for the business’ grand opening. Preparations included redoing the flooring and repainting the walls of the building.
Rose believes the building across from South Boston Town Hall is the prime spot for her business. The last business at the location was Sweet Cee’s Gifts & Kids Consignment.
“I just love this location. I feel there’s a lot of growth down here,” Rose said. “I feel at home here.”