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ST. CLAIR SHORES, MI / ACCESSWIRE / August 19, 2021 / From Presidential Inaugurations to Christmases at the White House, for 75 years, Conner Park Florist has been a multi-generation family business in the Detroit community delivering high-quality floral experiences.
Founded in 1946, Conner Park Florist began when Vincent Adamo, the son of Italian immigrants, purchased an existing flower shop with his cousin which was located in Detroit from Conner and Gratiot. Their goal was to create a family business serving individuals and other families.
Born in Sicily, Vincent arrived in the United States at the age of nine. After graduating from Cass Tech High School and serving in the United States Army, he began attending night school at Lawrence Tech. It was then that he and his cousin Agnes bought the flower shop and renamed it Conner Park Florist. The company operated in Detroit for 70 years.
Today, the family business is owned and operated by Vincent’s son John Adamo, who runs the famous florist with his wife Connie and their son Andy. They opened a store in St. Clair Shores in 2000 and today employ 19 people. John’s two brothers, Paul and Greg, are also currently active in the business.
Vincent Adamo speaks to customers at the original location of Florist Conner Park in Detroit, circa 1940s.
Over the years, Conner Park has provided flowers for personal and public occasions, including the inauguration of George W. Bush (in 2005) as a fellow of the Society of American Florists. The florist also provided flowers for Ronald Reagan’s 1985 inauguration and has decorated the White House several times over Christmas. When Pope John Paul II visited Detroit in 1987, Conner Park coordinated the flowers and decorations.
Along with many wedding packages, individual floral needs, funerals and more, Conner Park is involved in community service. It supports the St. John Guild of Ascension, St. John’s Hospital, and works closely with major wedding venues such as the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, the Detroit Yacht Club and the Detroit Athletic Club.
Throughout the COVID pandemic, John Adamo, along with his wife Connie and son Andy, continued to operate using a “contactless” delivery system they had developed years ago. They also supported local frontline workers by donating to nurses and workers at Ascension St. John Hospital. Each week, Adamo’s team brings flowers to many cemeteries in the area on behalf of their clients and helps corporate clients through employee appreciation and sympathy efforts.
“We love people and make them feel special,” said John Adamo, who has no plans to retire anytime soon. “Flowers are very personal and mean so much to so many people, especially at times like those we have been facing for the past year and a half.”
From April to October each year, Conner Park partners with local Midwestern micro-farms to provide customers with only the best selection of flowers. They also work closely with growers in California and parts of South America for their floral inventory.
“We have always been a family business,” said Adamo. “I have always worked in the business with my father. After I graduated from college, I got involved more directly. My son Andy has been in the business for 20 years since he graduated from college. guess you could call it an Adamo tradition. “
Today, it remains a family tradition that helps maintain an exceptional florist through what is now 75 years of service to Southeast Michigan, the Detroit community and even the nation.
About Conner Park
Owned and operated by the Adamo family for 75 years, the St. Clair Shores Florist is a family business recognized nationally for its floral services of all shapes and sizes. A long-time supplier of “contactless” flower delivery, the company strives to create personal and memorable experiences.
For more information, call (586) 773-1500 or visit https://www.connerpark.com/.
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