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Pop-up flower shop blossoms at Botanica as café reopens

(Emily Thurlow) Floral designer Ariella Chezar arranges flowers in Chezar’s pop-up flower market and holiday gift shop.

GREAT BARRINGTON — The sweet smell of collaboration is unfurling on the corner of Railroad Street.
Over the summer, downtown café and coffee shop Botanica closed its doors and a for sale sign appeared in the front window. But after a four-month hiatus, the popular Railroad Street spot has reopened for business. Botanica owner Carla Blades has returned, presenting a more simplified menu, she says. The eatery originally opened in 2017.
In addition to the aromatic scents of fresh-roasted coffee and Blades’ baked-fresh-daily pastries like her gluten-free honey-rose almond cakes, Blades will be joined by floral designer Ariella Chezar with a pop-up flower market and holiday gift shop.
“As the café reopens for the holidays, I am delighted to have Ariella’s flowers welcoming our customers,” said Blades, noting that both of their aesthetics and attention to detail meshed well together.
A native of North Egremont, Chezar credits her mother, Famke Zonneveld, a Dutch artist, with inspiring such an affinity for color. She received training from local floral designers Pamela Hardcastle and Barbara Bockbrader and was able to establish herself in the farm-to-table movement while living in Berkeley, California.

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