Tim McAdams opened a pet grooming salon in 2005 in Brewerytown’s increasingly diverse commercial sector along Girard Avenue. He said in recent years, Brewerytown has become a haven for a variety of new retail storefronts such as Color Wheel Bike Studio and Mugshots CoffeeHouse and Café .
McAdams was recently inspired by the upcoming annual Philadelphia Flower Show to bring a unique twist to his pet grooming business and the many storefronts along Girard Avenue in Brewerytown.
McAdams, who always had a passion for nature, began selling fresh flower bouquets out of the Best in Show Grooming Salon on 2708 W. Girard Ave.
“I’ve always liked flowers and plants, and I’m sort of a big nature person. I have a shop here and we’ve had this very nice display window and it’s been totally wasted,” McAdams said.
One of the main reasons McAdams decided to sell fresh flower bouquets was, there is nowhere else to buy fresh flowers in Brewerytown. Since his display window was vacant, he decided to take advantage of the opportunity to bring fresh flowers to the neighborhood.
Kejahna Lucas, who grew up in Brewerytown, now resides in North Carolina. She recently returned to the neighborhood to visit family and was pleasantly surprised to find flowers in McAdams’ shop.
“I just walked by and saw the bouquets out of the corner of my eye in the window and bought one for my mom and one for my grandmother,” Lucas said.
McAdams acknowledged he is not a professional florist. He doesn’t personally arrange the bouquets, but he said he hopes for the business to expand enough for him to pursue such a path. For now, McAdams is slowly easing his way into the flower business.
“If it takes off, if people continue to buy them or they start asking for other things I’ll certainly look into it. If I could expand into another space or something, yes, in the long term I’d like to make it another business,” McAdams said.