A view from the front lines of change: Ridge at 38 as seen by businesses located on it.
By: Janelle VanDyke
Susannah Burley is an amazing artist when it comes to putting together exceptional floral arrangements. It’s guaranteed that you won’t find any arrangements like hers in a grocery store floral department. Located on the south side of west 38th avenue for just over two and a half years now, Posey Girl Flower Boutique remains a thriving storefront among the Ridge at 38 businesses. You’ll find some of the most unique and dazzling arrays of flowers within Posey Girl Flower Boutique.“I like to give people reasons to come in here instead of going to the local Safeway or King Soopers for their flowers and plants,” said Susannah.
Posey Girl is a destination for people and Susannah makes sure people can’t find things in other stores that you can find at her boutique. Susannah strives to be creatively unique and different. Susannah has an array of talents spanning from arranging and selling beautiful flowers, to hosting fun and exciting events. One of those events is her Divine Design event where anyone is welcome to bring in a vase and Susannah will assist them in picking out an arrangement for their vase. Not only does she pick out flowers, but she tells them why she picks the certain flowers and why she puts them in specific containers so that they can arrange flowers for themselves in the future. She admits that sometimes she makes it up as she goes along but that it still makes sense. Susannah believes that is an important part in being both an artist and a business owner.
Susannah had this idea for a floral shop in her head for over 15 years and when it became reality she discovered Wheat Ridge. “I didn’t know anything about Wheat Ridge, at all. I didn’t choose Wheat Ridge specifically, I choose Wheat Ridge because I found an empty space that was the right price and the right shape and . And that’s exactly what Susannah did. She created and built an exquisite thriving business within the community of Wheat Ridge. Wheat Ridge is lucky to have a business owner as happy and excited as Susannah is to be here among the community.
One of Susannah’s favorite parts of being involved in the community is when she makes deliveries to the residents within Wheat Ridge. Seeing the people’s faces when she stands there with her picturesque flower arrangements in hand and their beaming joy brings her happiness. “They are just soo happy when they see the flowers, and I think to myself, there is a purpose for me being here.” She’s completely right in that sense; there is a purpose for her company being located here in the up and coming business district of Ridge at 38.
Susannah hopes for new businesses to continue to open up along Ridge at 38 that are excited and enthusiastic about customers walking through their doors. We hope that you will venture through doors such as Posey Girl and neighboring businesses along Ridge at 38.