July 2, by Natalie Kainz- "A “community oasis” is blossoming on the corner of Edgewood and Central Avenue — where handmade birdhouses hang from the ceiling, flowers spring from shelves, and a garden sprouts lavender. The self-described lifestyle boutique is called BLOOM. It is located at 794 Edgewood Ave. in an old office space that has been repurposed into a store, cafe, and social space for the neighborhood. When BLOOM opens on July 8, store owner and creative director Alisha Crutchfield-McLean hopes it will be a space where people can attend community-run workshops, sit and sip a plant-based mocktail, and get to know their neighbors. Crutchfield-McLean’s vision for “BLOOM” lies somewhere between an urban oasis and a community center..."
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