Queen Bee celebrates new location
Published 11:14 am Friday, December 2, 2016
GROVES — Queen Bee Flower Shop is decked out for the holidays — and a celebration.
Owners Diane Davis and her sister Stacey Kesterson were on hand to welcome members of the Groves Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Center for the ribbon cutting at their newest location, 4311 Lincoln Ave., in Groves, at the former site of the Painted Porch.
The renovated home, with a large front porch and windows is just what Davis was looking for, she said.
“This building fits my personality and is more or less what my house would look like,” Davis said of the country-style décor and one-of-a-kind items.
The full service flower shop offers free delivery to hospitals and funeral homes and also offers a 30 percent discount to veterans, police, fire fighters and first responders.
“We also have two lines of personalized clothing,” she said. “Unshakable Hope, which is a Christian line, and Crazy Ain’t Cute, which goes with my redneck, Tennessee roots.”
Davis and her husband, David Davis, moved to the area from Tennessee, first landing in Baytown. She found the town too busy but Groves’ small town feel charmed her, she said.
After Thursday’s ribbon cutting chamber members went back inside the building to browse and shop. Chamber office assistant Betty Legnon found an item to buy as soon as she walked inside the room and chamber ambassador Arvie Whittridge quickly found a cup he plans to get personalized to reflect his time as a military police officer in the U.S. Army. Whittridge was assigned to guard an atomic bomb during World War II.
Davis plans to make use of a small deck adjacent to the shop where she will open a Sweet Tea Bar.