Flowers and Chocolates for Generations
Bloem Chocolate & Flowers
Owner: Kathryn Julyan
Bloem is a family-owned and operated business started in 1977 and is now operated by daughter, Kathryn Julyan.
Julyan said that she is proud of, and admires her parents for running a quality business in Spokane for so long. She said their brand is built on, "Generosity, beauty, and graciousness."
Spokane residents buy flowers, chocolates, cards, and gifts for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, hospital stays, births, and more. They've been an institution in River Park Square and have recently moved to a new downtown location on Wall Street.
Their customers are very loyal, said Julyan. She added that oftentimes, customers will, "Make a connection with the designers and have an ongoing relationship." They have a lot of repeat business through the retail store and website.
During the pandemic, they have missed the routine interaction with customers, but have offered delivery and pick-up services.
The biggest change for them was moving out of River Park Square where they saw a steady stream of foot traffic. Be sure to look for them at their new location and think of them for flower and chocolate orders.
Special offer: 15% off an order if you mention this publication.
221 N Wall St
Spokane, WA 99201
By Jennifer Ferrero, APR, DTM