Niagara Gazette — Fresh fruit bouquets are now available in Niagara Falls, since a new Edible Arrangements store opened recently in the Wegman’s Plaza on Military Road.
The locally owned store is part of a franchise created in Connecticut in 1999 by a florist with a obsession for good health. The more than 1,000 locations worldwide offer fresh fruits, typically cut in shapes and arranged similarly to floral bouquets, with chocolate dipped options and more.
General manager Christina Gwarek said her parents, Larry and Gail Gephardt of East Amherst, now own three of the stores, including their location at 194 Plaza Drive in Williamsville, which they have owned for 10 years.
The family also opened a second store on Transit Road in Depew five years ago. Gwarek is the general manager of all three stores.
“It’s been going very well,” she said of the Military Road location, adding that her family choose the site at 1629 Military Road, across from the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls “because we thought there was a need in the area.”
The store offers delivery of the fresh fruit bouquets, and also offers Edible to Go, which is a line of hand-squeezed juices, fruit smoothies and selected fruit pieces, for stop-in customers.
For more information call the store at 298-8700 or visit www.ediblearrangements.com.
Equi*Star celebrates 20 years
Equi*Star, a therapeutic riding center dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities, is holding an open house to celebrate their 20-year anniversary. The event will run from noon to 5 p.m. July 27. The public is invited to attend at the ranch, 2199 Fuller Rd. in Burt.
Special guests this year include Matt Cox from Miracle Mountain Ranch in Spring Creek, Pa., who will be delivering his message astride his famous long-horned steer, Bosco. Leah Hunt, a local trick rider will be performing a demonstration on her horse, Silver.