Gruett’s Flowers celebrated its 50th anniversary with a surprise open house on Sunday at the florist shop. Pictured above are Jim and Sharon Gruett enjoying the festivities that were shared with family members, friends and current and former employees. Gruett opened his first business, a Christmas shop, in 1968 in Stocksdale Plaza. That was transformed into a gift shop which eventually became the floral business. In 2001, he doubled the size of the location. He estimates that he has sold over a million roses in his 50 years in business.
(Journal-Tribune photo by Cheryl Welty)
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