Statesboro florist are reporting brisk sales this Valentines. Inventory has been good and demand is the strongest they have seen in years. Love is definitely in the air!

Frazier’s Florist

“This is the best Valentine’s we have had in terms of sales over the past decade, said Shannon Lowe, owner of Frazier’s Flowers. “We have had to cut off deliveries, but still have plenty of flowers and Valentines gifts for in store pickup.”

Shannon Lowe and Melanie Rodriquez
Shannon Lowe and Melanie Rodriguez with Valentines arrangement Credit: Grice Connect

Frazier’s partnered again this year with the Altrusa Club who handled deliveries as a fundraiser for the club.

The Flowergirl

Jackie Phillips owner of The Flowergirl went all out to celebrate Valentines this year.

The FlowerGirl Florist downtown Statesboro Credit: Grice Connect

She partnered with Dunkin Doughnuts to provide free coffee and doughnuts and set up a beautiful outdoor photo booth where they are taking pictures of lovers. Frosted Fantasies bakery is also selling yummy treats in the Western Wagon out front of the shop.

Frosted Fantasies selling sweets out of the Western Wagon outside of The Flowergirl Florist in downtown Statesboro Credit: Grice Connect

Jackie has a flower market set up outside to allow customers to pick out flowers for a custom bouquet. She also has premade bouquets ready to take home.

The Florist

Will Gay the new owner of The Florist said they had also cut off deliveries but had plenty of inventory for walk in’s and encouraged customers to come on by.

Will Gay owner of The Florist with a Valentines bouquet Credit: Grice Connect

Since purchasing The Florist in August he has been pleasantly surprised by how strong business has been. Of course, Valentines is always great, but business has been very good and steady since purchasing The Florist.

Food Lion

Tod Marsh, manager of Food Lion expanded their floral department outside using a coke wagon.

Food Lion employee Emily Marks with store manager Tod Marsh showing off Valentines flowers Credit: Grice Connect

“We have been very pleased with our inventory, selection and pricing this year”, said Tod Marsh. “It is not too late to get a special gift for Valentines. We will be here selling into the evening as long as we have inventory.”

Last year Food Lion was closed due to the reset of the store from Bi-Lo to Food Lion.

The good news is for all of you who have procrastinated, there is still hope for you. Any of these great local businesses are ready to make this the most special Valentine’s.

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...