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Floral, fabric shop expands

Floral, fabric shop expands
Floral, fabric shop expands
Joanne Cooper-Amy and her mother, Wendy Cooper, offer fabrics in one of the new rooms of their revamped business, The Green Sunflower, along North Capitol Avenue in downtown Corydon. Photo by Ross Schulz

Wendy Cooper and daughter, Joanne Cooper-Amy, have teamed up to revamp, expand and open full-time the downtown Corydon shop Evergreens under a new name: The Green Sunflower.
It will continue to sell florals and home decor, but an extra couple of rooms have been opened on the first floor of the residential structure to add a fabrics section, which will be run by Cooper-Amy.
‘The combination is unique,’ Cooper-Amy said of The Green Sunflower’s offerings, which also include crafts and quilts.
A registered nurse, Cooper-Amy said she wanted to get back to her hobby, her true love.
‘I’ve been sewing since I was 8,’ she said.
Eventually, she said, she’ll have sewing classes for anyone but will focus on trying to introduce the hobby to young folks.
‘We’ll cater to those that sew and those that want to learn to sew,’ she said.
Cooper has owned and operated the floral side of the business since 1980, beginning on the Corydon town square. She briefly retired but said she missed seeing all the people and wanted to re-open the shop.
There will be a grand opening event Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Nov. 29 is Light Up Corydon). Green tea and tasty treats will be available, a 10-percent store-wide discount will be given and there will be a free drawing.
The Cooper residence, in which the store has been located for about 20 years, was built in 1901 and also helps attract people.
‘People like to come see the old houses,’ Cooper said.
The Green Sunflower is located at 515 N. Capitol Ave. and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 812-738-2460.