Readers’ Choice 2018: Best Flower Shop: Rose Florist & Gift Shop

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Readers’ Choice 2018: Best Flower Shop: Rose Florist & Gift Shop

Daily Republic 2018 Reader’s Choice winner Rose Florist. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic file) Juanita Lopez sees the choice as a simple one. One can come home to find a box of flowers on the doorstep, open it, hunt down a vase, add water and the flowers. Or, the arrangement can come from a delivery driver, to your home or office, with a smile. The latter is one of the main reasons Daily Republic readers continue to cast their votes for Rose Florist & Gift Shop in the annual best-of poll. From the minute the order is taken at her shop, which she took over from her in-laws, Lopez and her staff have complete control over it. Delivery is done by Lopez’s husband. “Our flowers don’t go in a box,” she said. “They go in a vase.” Customer service is the motto at the West Texas Street shop. “That’s what we pride ourselves on,” she said. Flowers are the majority of the business, about 60 to 65 percent. The store also offers a variety of gifts, including a rose dipped in 24 carat gold. Plants, patio sets and lots of plush, especially around Valentine’s Day, can be found inside. “We try to carry a variety,” Lopez said. Included are musical bears representing the military branches. The bears play the song associated with the branch they represent. “With Travis Air Force Base, they are big sellers,” she said. “They pretty much sell themselves.” Rose Florist & Gift Shop also offers balloons and chocolates to accompany floral arrangements. Runners-up : Green Valley Floral, Pearson’s Florist, Stems Florist In Fairfield : 1818 W. Texas St. Phone : 422-7181 Website : www.rosefloristandgifts.com