ST. CLOUD -- After 25 years in their previous downtown location, St. Cloud Floral is getting settled into its new home in the Midtown Square Mall.

The floral and gift shop is now open for business in their new space, in the former Old Country Buffet location.

Rhoda Paurus is the owner of St. Cloud Floral. She says although they loved being apart of the downtown St. Cloud community, their former space was no longer meeting the needs of their customers.

"The parking got a little difficult for the people that wanted to run in and grab something and run out. We're really excited about this [new] location, there's plenty of parking, it's very visible from the street and we've had a great response from the people who have found out [that we've moved]."

With the move, St. Cloud Floral has some new neighbors.

"We're very excited for Kay's Kitchen to come in. We're excited about the mall in general just because there's a lot of events and different business groups that meet in this mall."

Kay's Kitchen is expected to open their second location next month.

The holiday season is right around the corner. Paurus says they will be hiring more staff to help with the holidays if you'd like to apply stop in and fill out an application.

St. Cloud Floral is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and closed Sunday. It was established in 1912.

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