Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 5 : Summer 2010 - Page 56

Focus on Business: One of A Kind Can you give us a brief history of your business? My vision of renting a space for a short amount of time We opened last July during the Potato Blossom Festival in order to sell some stuff quickly took on a life of its own when I and continue to work on ideas and opportunities for local artisans met Andi, the flower shop lady. I did some research and learned and crafters to display their products for sale. that Fort has always had a florist, and in fact, at one time, there were two! I knew that there must be some demand for flowers How did you get started? because there is a funeral home, a school system and several What began as a “someday” dream, rapidly took shape churches. I spent some time with Andi and we got along very and developed into a unique little business that offers a variety well, she is one of the most creative people I have ever met. And of options for everyone from the casual browser to the die-hard so it began... treasure hunter. Tells us about the products and services your business What gave you the idea of opening this type of business? provides. I have always wanted to open a vintage/antique store We have this saying: You never know what you might because of my love of collecting and buying. When I moved find when you come to shop at One of A Kind, and that is a out of a larger home in the country and into a smaller home true statement. We have a variety of items, the main focal point in-town with much less storage space or even a garage, I really being the fresh flowers and beautiful arrangements. Creating felt like I wanted to do something to downsize. I have never unique and special designs tailored to suit customer requests lived “in-town”, and loved the sense of community I felt in Fort is a specialty of ours. We don’t do “cookie cutter” design and Fairfield, so I wanted to offer something to add to that sense of no two are alike. We offer traditional design arrangements small town. I approached Terry Greenier about renting space at and high design creations that are amazing. The possibilities the Village Square, and he mentioned that he knew a lady who are pretty much endless, and we are pleased to be able to offer was also interested in renting the space for a flower shop. He custom design for any occasion flowers are in demand – from thought combining our ideas might be beneficial and I agreed. weddings to proms – to athletic events – holidays – to birthdays, memorials and funerals, we work hard to ensure customer 54 Focus on Business SUMMER 2010 satisfaction. Come in and sit down with us and let us help you