• Dedicated florist stays open during snowstorm for Valentine's Day

    By: Mike Petchenik


    SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - While many businesses shut down during the ice storm, a Sandy Springs florist was determined to fill her orders before Valentine’s Day.
    Charley Brown, owner of Flowers of Sandy Springs, told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik she and a few employees slept at the store for three nights during the storm just to get their work completed.
    “We stayed here and decided to keep going and fulfill all of our customers’ needs and to help their Valentines get a smile,” she said.
    Brown turned her delivery room into a makeshift bedroom.
    “We camped out, had our lawn chairs, had our heaters hooked up so the rest of the flower shop could stay chilled for the flowers,” she said.
    Customers told Petchenik they were thankful for Brown’s determination.
    “She’s the one who deserves the most flowers out of all of them, right?” said customer, Joseph Mardini.
    Customer Emmett Carr said he was thankful Brown was keeping him out of the dog house.  He showed up Friday to buy roses for his fiancée.
    “Probably a couple dozen because I’m in hot water for waiting until the last minute,” he said.

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