Bev’s Floral & Gifts open

BELLAIRE — In need of the perfect Christmas gift? Or looking for something unique?

If so, just head to the All-American Town.

Bev’s Florals & Gifts opened its doors in late October, offering a wide variety of holiday offerings. The picturesque shop is located at 3395 Belmont St., adjacent from the village’s historic park.

Bev’s Florals and Gifts has been greeted with brisk business, with clientele traveling from throughout the Ohio Valley.

“I have been pleased with how the business has been received,” said owner and operator Bev Hrdlicka. “Our grand opening event last week went extremely well. Our customers have been great.”

Hrdlicka has totally renovated the building which has served home to a myriad of businesses, the latest being a coffee shop and bakery. Bev’s Florals and Gifts definitely provides a scenic facelift to a businesses district in dire need of such.

“I was getting to the point in my life that if I didn’t open my own businesses now, it would never happened,” Hrdlicka said. “I started planning it in July when this spot opened up. It took a lot of work but it was definitely a labor of love.”

Bev’s Florals and Gifts has gifts that may be hard to find anywhere else in the area.

“Right now, grave blankets have been one of our most popular items, as well as our candles and wreaths,” Hrdlicka said. “But we have much more, such as all types of purses, Stardust Angels, candy, Christmas trees as well as novelty items,” she said. “We even offer small furniture and jewelry.”

Hrdlicka has received much help from her family to make her new venture a reality. She also recalls that Doug Potts was her initial customer.

Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bev’s Florals and Gifts is closed on Sundays.

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