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Dorothy Bryant / The Blossom Shop

Posted on Jan 15,2008
Filed Under Local Leaders , Community,

7906 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria, VA 22308
Hollin Hall Shopping Center

About Dorothy:
Before running the Blossom Shop in Hollin Hall Shopping Center, Dorothy spent 10 years in the administration side of the medical field working at Georgetown University Medical Hospital in the wounded limb center. “I grew tired of the bureaucracy of the medical field with all the loops you had to jump through and I always wanted to start my own business using my artistic talents” says Dorothy.

About The Blossom Shop:
The Blossom Shop is full of home décor items as well as fresh and silk floral arrangements. As for the floral arrangements, they deliver anywhere in Alexandria as well as some areas of Arlington. The Blossom Shop also carries Vera Bradley handbags and stationary as well as Eliza B flip flops.

Business Philosophy:
“We aim to please. We want an open friendly environment where our customers don’t feel pressured to make a purchase so we give all the time to look around,” says Dorothy. The Blossom Shop has no problem going the extra mile for their customers such as making a delivery after store hours and there is no request too big or too small.

Why did you choose to do this?
“I love flowers. I remember my dad would bring home flowers for my mom and I would arrange them for her” says Dorothy. Dorothy has always wanted to start her own business and with her love for flowers and her artistic ability The Blossom Shop was the perfect match for her.

Why Alexandria?
Dorothy was actually born at Georgetown University Hospital and was raised here in Alexandria. The opportunity to buy The Blossom Shop came up when two family friends, Polly and Joe Hinn who were the previous owners, wanted to sell it. Dorothy jumped on the opportunity and will have been running it for 6 years this coming March, 14th.

A Quote from Dorothy:
“When dealing with difficult people it’s not a reflection on you, you’re in the business of making them smile.”

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