une was a time of transition for South Street Botanicals in Ridgway, something owner Brandy Raubenstrauch says was simply cosmetic.
â€śI like change a lot,â€ť Raubenstrauch said. â€śThis also gave us the opportunity to help us increase our retail space and separate the Tea House.â€ť
The new layout features the gift shop in the garden conservatory where the Tea House was originally.
â€śWe opened in our original layout in 2000 offering small gifts, home accents and cutting edge fresh floral designs in a restored Historical Victorian home,â€ť Raubenstrauch said. â€śNow we have expanded our retail lines and weâ€™ve rearranged things so foot traffic doesnâ€™t go through the Tea House.â€ť
South Street Botanicals includes a ladies and childrenâ€™s boutique, a full-service florist specializing in modern designs, a Tea House offering fresh, made-from-scratch lunches including salad, soup, sandwiches and desserts, as well as catered special events, showers and meetings. The Tea House is now open weekly with no reservations needed.
â€śThe Tea House is now open on a walk-in basis, three days a week for as quick or as long as they want,â€ť Raubenstrauch said. â€śWe will be having a chef join us and the menu will be changed weekly.â€ť
The hours for the Tea House are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservation events will still be accepted, but are not required.