Blonda B’s plans open house April 26 – 27
By Tina Snell, Staff Writer
Stacie Supan has opened Blonda B’s Gift and Boutique in downtown Holdingford. The business is named after Supan’s grandmother, Blonda Bromenschenkel.
“I named the shop after my grandmother because it’s a different name,” she said. “I spent every day with my grandmother until she died when I was 16. We lived next door to each other and were very close.”
Supan grew up in Sartell. She and her husband, Tim, moved to Holdingford about nine years ago because they wanted to live in the country with their two boys, Dakota, now 18, and Austin, 12.
For eight and a half years, Supan worked with Sharon Brixius at Pierz Floral.
“She was an amazing mentor,” said Supan.
The Supans wanted to own their own business, preferably a gift shop and tossed some ideas around for about three years.
While Blonda B’s is a small establishment, it holds a large variety of gifts. Supan offers both fresh cut flowers and houseplants. She has inspirational items, greeting cards, purses, jewelry and candles.
Supan creates candy bouquets to order, sells Watkins products and has gourmet breads and dips. She creates corsages for prom, has stuffed animals for children and even carries wine purses.
“My inventory will rotate with the seasons. There will always be something new for my customers, she said.
In her spare time, Supan loves to go antiquing, ride her horses, ride the family’s four-wheelers and spend time with family and friends.
“I am so happy to be part of the Holdingford community and be able to bring something new to town,” she said. “Everyone has been so friendly. They come into the shop, introduce themselves and then tell me about themselves, the town and more. I really enjoy that. This is my dream job.”
A grand opening for Blonda B’s Gift and Boutique at 511 Main Street will take place Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Supan will have free samples to give out and patrons will be able to register for prizes.
For more information, contact Supan at (320) 828-1643.