A Family of Florists

Missy CinnamonMike Logue

Family tradition runs deep at Cinnamon’s Flowers on Main Street as owner Missy Cinnamon and her brother, Mike Logue, grew up making floral arrangements for their parents who started their own florist business back in 1946.

Missy’s and Mike’s parents, Arnold and Sue Logue, met in California when Arnold was stationed there for the US Navy.  Having been born and raised in Mercer County, Arnold returned home and brought Sue with him.

Arnold then started working at a florist in Louisville for awhile before deciding to open his own floral shop in Harrodsburg in 1946.  The whole family joined in to help as the business took off.  “It’s all we ever did,” Missy said as she explained that she started working at the family business at 15 years old.

“It was humble beginnings,” Mike said.  But the business kept growing and soon their father would expand and start a plant nursery and greenhouse.

However, Missy decided to branch out and opened her own florist shop in Lawrenceburg in 1989.  Originally opening her shop in the West Park Shopping Center, she would stay there for 23 years before moving her shop to Main Street.

Mike, who stayed behind at their parent’s store, joined Missy about 8 years ago and has seen lots of changes in the industry.  When they were learning the craft, he explained that the flowers used to be grown locally within the region.  That then shifted to California and now most are grown in South America.

With all the years of experience, Mike explained that floral arrangements come together almost automatically now for them.  They are able to make great arrangements quickly.

For more information about Cinnamon’s Flowers, check out their website.

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