Raleigh florist delaying Valentine's deliveries to keep drivers safe
Posted February 13, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — This week's snowstorm couldn't have come at a worse time for Triangle florists, who have been trying to prepare for Valentine’s Day.
“Most florists do 34 percent of their business (on Valentine’s). It's like the toy business for Christmas,” said Ed Carp, owner of Watkins Flowers of Distinction on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh.
Getting those flowers delivered is a tough order under the best of conditions, but with the snow and ice, Carp decided to take his drivers off the road. They won't be delivering on Friday.
“For the safety of the drivers, we're deferring our deliveries until Saturday and Monday, so we've got to call all our customers back and get permission to deliver Saturday or Monday,” he said.
“We've got really nice, fresh flowers. They've been coming in all week. So, the flowers aren't going to be affected,” Carp added. “We just need our customers to cooperate and understand that, due to the inclement weather, this is what we have to do.”