From delivery driver to business owner, Vournazos has run flower shop in Newington for nearly four decades

Published on Thursday, 16 June 2022 10:10
Written by Alexis Dascher and Tanajah Fryer


NEWINGTON – Business owner Peter Vournazos started as a delivery driver at a flower shop before eventually opening up his own business in Newington. 

Vournazos, owner of Flowers Etc LLC, said he makes affordability a priority, offering fresh flowers, plants and gift items. The most popular items at Flowers Etc LLC are the fresh flowers and Memory lamps, Vournazos said. 

Vournazos said he was in charge of the career room in high school, and during his spare time, he would fill out career questionnaires. 

“It came back with potential careers, and florist was one of the options,” he said.

Vournazos said he applied for jobs at flower shops and started as a delivery driver.

“They ended up teaching me how to design, and I got to enjoy it so much that I decided to seek further education in horticulture and floriculture,” he said.

Once Vournazos graduated college, he said he worked for a florist shop in Waterbury. 

After a year of working at the shop, Vournazos said he decided to open up his own business in the town he grew up in, Newington.

Vournazos said he enjoys working with the Newington community.

“Newington has been a great community to work with over the 39 years of being in business. I started this business in 1983 at the age of 21,” he said. 

Vournazos said Flower Etc LLC is attractive due to its affordability.

“I was taught to have a wide range of price points for everyone's budget. We also try to carry items that other shops don't have to make our shop more exclusive,” Vournazos said.

Posted in Newington Town Crier, Newington News on Thursday, 16 June 2022 10:10. Updated: Thursday, 16 June 2022 10:12.