Log Cabin Flower Shop to relocate to Old Arizona

The miniature Log Cabin Flower Shop, 2000 1st Ave. S., will move to Old Arizona Center for Performing and Media Arts, 2821 Nicollet Ave. S., after 60 years as a Whittier attraction.

It’ll become a flower shop once again, said Darcy Knight, who owns the youth performance center. She sought to buy the cabin when Lupe Development began plans for a condo and mixed-use retail project called Eat Street Flats and Market, 15 Franklin Ave. E. last spring.

By adding it to Old Arizona, she’ll save it from the wrecking ball, but moving it won’t be easy. It requires a concrete slab for the foundation, and afterward, plumbing and electricity will need to be installed.

But Knight wasn’t just thinking about preservation when she expressed interest in the building. The log cabin fits in perfectly with Old Arizona’s Western motif, she said.

Whittier Alliance Executive Director Marian Biehn, who initiated a community-wide search for a new home for the historic cabin, is glad it’ll be salvaged. “It’s a cute building, something that looks unique and unusual and has been around for a long time.”