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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

20th Anniversary!


Time DOES fly when you're having fun.

May 28th was Flower Hut's 20th Anniversary. And what a great 20 years it has been!

When we started our business in 1988, we took over an existing Greenhouse that sold House Plants -- and a few fresh flowers. After a year, we noticed that although 80% of the square footage was devoted to green plants, they accounted for just 20% of our revenue. And most of the remaining 20% was FLOWERS!

So, we searched for a location that would be easy for our customers to find, would be much more energy efficient (did you ever try to cool a greenhouse?) and would be more "flower friendly." We selected a location on Independence Boulevard, the most heavily traveled street in Charlotte. Over the years, the property had been used as a hardware store, a carpet store and even a "honky-tonk" bar.

We dismantled several walls so our customers would be able to move freely from area to area. Next, we constructed a walk-in cooler larger than most folk's kitchens. Finally, out came a chainsaw to enlarge one of the entry doors so our three-door reach-in cooler would fit!

The rest, as they say, is history. Since those early years, the Flower Hut has grown to become one of the largest florists in the Charlotte Area. We have received numerous awards over the years, but the one we are most proud of comes from you, our customers. According to Yahoo!, we are one of the highest ranked florists IN THE NATION for customer satisfaction, and are Charlott'e only 4+ star florist!

Thanks to all our customers for their loyalty and patronage. And thanks also to our suppliers for providing the high-quality raw materials. And a special thanks to our employees for their loyalty, expertise and hard work!

We couldn't have done it without you!