By  on March 12, 2019

NEW YORK — Brian Bolke in 2014 sold Forty Five Ten, the specialty store he cofounded in 2000, to Headington Cos., staying on as president until August 2017, when he launched an independent consulting company. It turns out, Bolke had only one client — himself — and spent the next 18 months formulating his new retail concept. Called The Conservatory, the 6,900-square-foot store is opening Friday at the Shops and Restaurants in Hudson Yards.

Walking out of the The Conservatory on Monday morning, Bolke said, “Follow me. The store has seven entrances. The main entrance is going to be a beautiful nature moment,” a reference to Lewis Miller by UrbanStems, creator of the Flower Flash, and the offering of lush flowers, green plants, succulents and orchids, available for delivery and for sale at the store.

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