The Flower Shop Winery and Pizzeria is Growing in Yukon, Chickasha, Norman

Kappus seeks to expand operations in Yukon

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Owner Bret Kappus shows off the Made in Oklahoma Land Run and Flower Store branded wines he personally makes and sells at The Flower Shop Winery and Pizzeria at 629 West Main Street. (Photo by Cara Pattison)

By Cara Pattison
Contributing Writer

Fans of the Flower Shop Winery and Pizzeria should steady themselves, because business is a-bloomin’.

On March 14, business owner Bret Kappus will go in front of the Yukon City Council and the public to seek a conditional use permit. He purchased one acre of land next to his winery and restaurant, he said.

“I purchased the old Fence Pro property, which is 12 lots. To give you an idea of how big the area is, the current Flower Shop Winery and Pizzeria is on three lots.”

Not only will the extra property provide parking for his current business, the entrepreneur said he has plans to expand a new business there.

“I want to open an area for a food truck park called Patio 66. This is a community space on Main Street Yukon created to bring people downtown. Plans for the property include a farmer’s market, too. I will have a presence there with my own Flower Shop Winery food truck to park on it.”

Kappus hopes to have Patio 66 operational by the fall of 2022 or the spring of 2023 – depending on potential roadblocks like supply chain issues or material shortages.

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But that is not Kappus’ only plans. He has irons in the fire in Chickasha and Norman, as well.

Chickasha will soon get their own Flower Shop Winery and Pizzeria, he said.

“A developer and bank owner approached me about opening the same set-up as the Yukon location. The developer will build it and I’ll do a lease-to-own. It will open in a location next to a park – similar to Scissor Tail Park. The park is sketched and laid-out.

“A funny thing, they will display a leg lamp from the ‘Christmas Story’ year-round at the park. The guy that came up with that lamp is from Chickasha! The man that played the character, Ralphie, is supposed to be there for the grand opening.”

The Chickasha Flower Shop Winery and Pizzeria location should be open in the 90 year-old building in six to seven months, Kappus said.

“It’s a neat set-up. It’ll be just like the Yukon location with the same patio and scheme, but bigger. And yes, we will serve our Flower Shop wine and the pizza we are known for.”

And speaking of Kappus’ wines, he is expanding his product line to include craft beers that he will brew in Norman.

“We have a location and are currently waiting on the health department to do a final inspection. I have a buddy that owns the property in Norman, and he offered to lease it to me. It will be a location for us to brew and distribute our Land Run craft beers.”

Kappus’ Land Run Vineyards and Flower Shop products are currently distributed to liquor stores and Homelands, Cash Savers and United Grocery Stores in Oklahoma. They are also sold in Flower Shop Winery and Pizzeria locations, as well as the new food truck.

“We’ve been in business so long, the vendors already know us and know about our craft beer expansion,” Kappus said.

“My wife and I are so excited about all the expansion. I can’t wait to see what we will do next!”

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