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Consider the Lilies has uprooted and moved to north Bossier.

Owner Eddie Colvin jumped at the opportunity to expand his business to Chinaberry Drive, leaving behind their location on Shed Road after more than a decade. But it was a chance he simply couldn’t pass up.

“It’s a nicer place with more room and there’s no road construction,” he said.

Construction has been a headache for business owners and residents along Shed Road for a while now. The road widening project won’t be done anytime soon, though.

That, too, was something that played a factor in his decision to leave.

“There was just a lack of communication between the city and business owners,” Colvin said. “I understand what they are trying to do…but what if there aren’t any businesses left open by the time they’re done?”

Work along Shed Road is supposed to continue through the remainder of the year. Once the entire project is done, Shed Road will be a brand new four-lane corridor, connecting two of Bossier’s busiest roadways – Airline Drive and Benton Road.

Fortunately, Colvin said they were able to survive the construction because they do a lot of business by phone.

“Had it not been, we wouldn’t have lasted at all down there,” Colvin added. “There’s no doubt it hurt business. It had gotten to a point where a decision had to be made – either shut the doors for good or use savings to keep it open.”

The opportunity to move sort of fell into his lap. Not only is there more space to accommodate their growing floral business, but they now have a room to showcase their wedding services.

“It’s been a blessing,” Colvin said. “Flowers and gifts just go together, too. I’m hoping this will be a win-win for everybody.”

Consider the Lilies’ new address is 1011 Chinaberry Dr #200 in Bossier City. For more information, contact Consider the Lilies at (318) 741-1717 or visit their website at

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