Bronx florist impacted by fire reopens for Valentine’s Day before it undergoes repairs

Columbia Florist store manager Connie Denis says they still have lots of work to do and repairs to make in order to be fully operational again.

Heather Fordham and Adolfo Carrion

Feb 14, 2024, 10:43 PM

Updated 150 days ago

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A florist in Kingsbridge temporarily reopened for business after closing due to a fire in December to help people looking to spread love on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine's Day will likely be one of the florist’s busiest days of the year, and comes after Columbia Florist spent months recovering from being shut down after the devastating fire.
The family-run florist on West 231st Street is just operating as a pop-up shop for the romantic holiday, and store manager Connie Denis says they still have lots of work to do and repairs to make in order to be fully operational again.
“The best feeling, we have the best community here. I am happy to be back, people are so good to us. The support is outrageous,” said Denis.
Columbia Florist will be shutting its doors after this week to make those repairs. In the meantime, their beautiful floral creations will still be up for sale at Jerome Florist on East Tremont Avenue.


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