May 6, 2015 – For more than a quarter of a century, locals and visitors have found a cornucopia (I LOVE to use that word whenever I can!!) of cards for just about any occasion under the sun at Grand Central Stationery at 1227 East Las Olas Boulevard! Mother’s Day is certainly a case in point.
Rod Andreychuk, the store’s owner for the past five years, said that “…we have some exquisite one-of-a-kind cards for Mom. We also have some great Mother’s Day gifts such as candles, journals, fine pens and stationery as well as the wrapping paper or gift bags to put the gifts in.”
Rod added that having been a resident of Fort Lauderdale for over 20 years, he had been a regular customer, shopping at Grand Central for his personalized party invitations, Christmas cards and general greeting cards.
“The previous owner was contemplating selling the shop and I approached her with an offer to buy it. My vision for the shop was to focus on paper again, and select the finest stationery and greeting cards from across the country, for every price point. Needless to say, Fort Lauderdale being the boating capital of the nation, we carry a large selection of nautical themes.”
A national boating publication recently wrote, “…Stroll into Grand Central Stationery, a gem of an establishment owned and operated by Rod Andreychuk, and specializing in fine nautical paper and cards of every persuasion – fancy, funny, jaunty, poignant, and artisan – all exquisitely made.”
Some of the lines you’ll find are Bernard Maisner and Dempsey and Carroll from New York, the Printery from Long Island and Thornwillow. Crane, William Arthur, Vera Wang and Constance Kay hand crafted greeting cards are some of the other well known lines. In addition to paper, Grand Central represents Faber-Castell, makers of fine quality writing implements.
During the “Season”, the store is open 7-days a week, but as of Easter, you can shop Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.. Call (954) 467.2998 or email [email protected]