Business owners talk benefits of Boston Avenue move – Port Arthur News

NEDERLAND — Sara Hardy likes to joke about playing with her Barbie dolls as a child and taking the imagination game to a whole other level by planning out their weddings.

The whole time she was thinking she wanted to do something similar for a living.

Now she is, having opened Sparkle & Co. Florist in early 2020 on Nederland Avenue.

The next step in her company’s growth is moving to Boston Avenue in Nederland, where she hopes to be fully operational by Oct. 1.

“There is walk-in traffic on Boston with people leisurely shopping, and I think we are going to pull a lot more people in who may have not known who we were before,” Hardy said. “They will see us while they are strolling down the street, stop in, say high and get to know us.”

Sparkle & Co. is one of two existing Nederland businesses relocating to Boston Avenue to fill long-empty storefronts recently purchased by the Nederland Economic…

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