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Flower Shop X The Coffee Shop Detroit opens in Dearborn Heights

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Why build a flower shop alone when you can build a cafe in the same space?

It’s what a Dearborn family did and as a result, inside The Flower Shop Detroit X The Coffee Shop Detroit, you can buy specialty coffee drinks with names like Pink Poppy, White Orchid, Black Dahlia and Rose Sangria, yes, named after flowers. Customers can also buy these flowers in store depending on the season.

The double shop is located in the nearby neighborhood of Dearborn Heights at 22722 Ford Road. It held a grand opening a few months ago and is now open as a space to relax, work and study while drinking coffee or ordering flowers.

Diebh Faraj, 30, of Dearborn, left, has permanent jewelry put on by Zainab Sobh, 25, of Canton, owner of Ayla's Links, at her pop-up location inside Flower Shop Detroit in Dearborn Heights December 9, 2022 The store which is both a florist and a cafe opened its doors in October 2022.

On one side of the business there is a refrigerator for storing fresh flowers and bouquets. In the middle of the room, the walls are lined with at least 100 flower bouquet boxes. And, on the other side is the cafe with specialty and regular coffee drinks starting at $5.50, pastries, and cold entrees. Customers can request that their drinks have regular, skim, oat or almond milk.

On the @FlowerShopDetroit Instagram account, the company’s profile page features a variety of colorful flower pieces for all occasions with a casual cafe photo in between. The best sellers right now are roses – the flowers, not a drink.

“Everyone is shocked – whether it’s the flowers or the coffee – we got a lot of great feedback from everyone, but we just wanted to do something different,” Nedaa Sobh said. “It’s not just for our community, it’s something that almost starts a trend. I feel like it’s something someone else would say, ‘Wow, I’d really like to do that.’ ”

It is a family business owned by Mahmoud Mohamed Sobh and his son-in-law, Mahmoud Hassan Sobh. And Mahmoud Mohamed Sobh’s daughters, Nedaa Sobh, Kawthar Sobh and Ghalia Sobh, are part of daily operations. It’s not the family’s first business. Mahmoud Hassan Sobh owns a physiotherapy business in Southfield and his father-in-law owns a collision shop in Warren.

The Flower Shop Detroit X The Coffee Shop Detroit is a family affair.  Nedaa Sobh, left, co-owns the flower and coffee shop in Dearborn Heights with fellow co-owners Kawthar Sobh, 27, and her husband, Mikey Sobh, in their store on Dec. 9, 2022. The store which is a florist and a café in one opened in October 2022.

Originally, the family thought of opening the cafe next door. But two months before the flower shop’s opening date, which was October 30, they decided to combine the two spaces.

Then Mahmoud Hassan Sobh said they wondered, “Why go anywhere else when we have enough space to do both in one? It’s something unique and a bit different. Then we started setting it up.

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Nedaa Sobh, co-owner of The Flower Shop Detroit in Dearborn Heights, works with florist Maria Gonzalez, 25, of Allen Park, on a flower for a customer at their store on Dec. 9, 2022. The store is a florist and cafe in one and open in October 2022.

Flower boxes can be purchased in small, medium and large arrangements in round or rectangular shapes. Customers can also order hand bouquets, wedding arrangements, funeral spreads, baby shower flowers and proposals. Baskets and bassinets are also arriving. Pocket bouquets and boxed arrangements start at $55, and prices vary from there.

Customers can receive a free coffee with every flower purchase, which Nedaa Sobh says has caught the attention of many.


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