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New florist opening in Tallassee

By Michael Butler

Tallassee is getting a new flower shop. Talisi Florist will open at 906 Gilmer Avenue on Aug. 5.

Owner Rex Kelley has lived in Tallassee most of his life.

"A year or two I got hurt in an accident and decided to start a business," said Kelley. "My dad said Tallassee could support another florist."

Kristey Taunton will serve as the manager at Talisi Florist.

"I used to work at Austin's Flowers in Wetumpka," she said. "Our goal will be to keep the people of Tallassee happy with quality work.

Linda Lett will join Kelly and Taunton as the designer. Taunton talked about the role of a designer.

"They really put their feelings into each arrangement. It comes from the heart," Taunton noted. "Linda has 30 years of experience."

Kelley said he and his partners in the business have the something in common. "We have the same passion."

The business will be open from 9:00 - 5:00 daily except on Wednesdays and Saturdays when it will close early at 12:00. Talisi Florist will be closed on Sundays.

Delivery will be offered in the Tallassee and Eclectic area by calling 334-991-4230. The grand opening and ribbon cutting will be on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 10:00 a.m.

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