SLEEPY?EYE Hope and Faith Floral and Gifts of New Ulm has entered an agreement with Sleepy Eye Floral Design to purchase its shop effective Jan. 1, 2012. The name of the shop will change to Hope and Faith Floral & Gifts. It is located at 232 Main Street East in Sleepy Eye.
Hope and Faith operates floral shops in Madelia and New Ulm.
What started as a small gift shop named after Ryan and Lisa Visher's daughters Sidney "HOPE" and Riley "FAITH", has become a community-centered floral and gift shop.
"I find that is important to carry on community traditions," says Lisa Visher, "By purchasing existing shops in these towns, it allows us to carry on traditions for our customers that can span generations and many life events such as births, illness, weddings, and death."
Changes at the Sleepy Eye location will be a greatly expanded gift line, women's accessories, fresh floral designs, and North Country Fudge Factory. The fudge is made in the store using a secret recipe and is sold by the piece.
"The transition will be seamless for our customers in Sleepy Eye" said Ryan Visher, "We will pick up where Karen Dauer (Thormodson) left off while we implement new signage and the new lines." The transition is targeted to be completed by Feb. 1 2012. in time for Valentine's Day. A February Open House is also planned.