Located on the corner of Girard and Montgomery in Fishtown is Riverside Floral Designs. Owned by Edward and Barbara White the shop has been open for 20 years, and Barbara uses floral design to express her artistic skills. What attracts the White’s to Fishtown is the type of people and sense of community. The neighborhood involvement with the community makes it into the perfect place to set up a small business.
The White’s are comfortable in Fishtown and find it to be a very safe neighborhood. They attribute this mostly to the neighbor’s kindness and tendency to look out for one another. The neighbors of Fishtown care about their people and businesses.
Recently, Riverside Floral Designs placed some potted plants near their store. When some kids from the neighborhood, attempted to steal the plants people in the community stepped in by making sure the plants were returned.
“That’s Fishtown, that’s a neighborhood. That’s people looking out for each other.” White said.