Protea Collective is a new kind of store

Kenzie Van Heerden and her family have been busy updating the former Caribbean Coffee House at 1010 13th Street North in Humboldt in order to open her new shop, the Protea Collective. The store’s grand opening will be held Sept. 14 – 16.

When Kenzie Besch married her husband, Wernich Van Heerden, better known as Van, she chose to have the protea flower as her wedding flower.
Protea flowers only grow naturally in the southern hemisphere but most notably in South Africa. They range in size from a small shrub to a 25-foot tall tree. The flowers are showy, long lasting, and tough. They typically have bright beautiful colors.
Van Heerden has been busy getting ready for her grand opening Sept. 14 – 16. Thursday hours will be 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday hours 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The grand opening will feature a build your own bloom bar from Dibble and Bloom, charcuterie rom Monse Charcuterie and Grazing Boards as well as samples and giveaways.
Usual store hours will be Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read the full story about what is available from near and far in this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe by clicking on the link on this page. If you want to see that $15 of your subscription price is donated to St. Mary School in Humboldt, click on the box ad below this story. Help your school and favorite student and help yourself to countless hours of reading enjoyment!

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