147-393 Portage Avenue Portage Place Shopping Center Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6 (204)943-6514 (800)225-6734 info@freshcutdowntown.com

Melanie Bernadsky, Floral Designer

Melanie started working part time in a flower shop in high school where she got bit by the flower bug. She continued working with flowers through college in Edmonton.
In 1994, an opportunity for a WPG franchise came up and her family was on board to purchase together.

The first year Monica was on her own with her dad doing books, then a year later her sister Monica joined the team with her business degree.

Over the years, Melanie has enjoyed training with the local floral wholesalers as well as taking a design course in Olds Alberta College and an amazing teaching opportunity in Holland. This was the beginning of her love for European design and different textures and use of foliage.

In 2010 the shop left the franchise and went through a branding process
to become freshcut downtown. It was important to have downtown in the name and invest in the community. Melanie has recently been asked to join the Downtown Business Board. She loves the support of downtown Winnipeg and being able to give back to young entrepreneurs and the Biz charity "Change for the Better".

Lately, the business has been seen regularly on CTV Morning Live. Future TV segments will be talking about trends, custom workshops in the store or on location as well as everyday luxury items that bring joy and nature to Winnipeg's urban center.

“Our beautiful store is alive with unique blossoms and greenery, but it's our down to earth attitude, efficiency and ability to customize your gift that make a lasting impression,” confirms Melanie.

Let the team help you put together the right look, from simple bouquet to stunning event.

Freshcut Downtown today has become a strong floral and decorating enterprise, reaching out to customers and associates in their community and the world.

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