July 13, 2021, by Lucy Gellman- "It's a refuge from the moment Alisha Crutchfield-McLean opens the door. The smells of lavender, peppermint, bergamot and musk mingle in the air. A huge chalk orchid explodes in oranges and yellows across one wall; bird and butterfly houses chat happily amongst each other on another. Small bouquets of fresh flowers and sprigs of eucalyptus wait for their new owners in the window, soaking up the sun. Welcome to BLOOM, Crutchfield-McLean's self-described "urban oasis meets community center" just blocks from her Westville home. After months of preparation, she has opened the business as a coworking space, lifestyle boutique, cafe, and therapeutic retreat at the corner of Edgewood and Central Avenues..."
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