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Old 11-12-2008, 07:28 AM
 
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Trader Joe's and Harris Teeter . . . those places are usually where I get my fresh cut flowers.
Yep. Harris Teeter always has nice flowers.
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:13 AM
 
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You know who SHOULD sell flowers or put in a flower self-serve kiosk? Charlotte airport. I went to pick up my wife one time and decided to get flowers there. To my surprise, nobody sold them. I asked the main desk and the lady told me that the store SOMETIMES has flowers but usually it's just a few.

I miss Produce Junction. I bought 20 dozen assorted roses for $70 bucks. The guy gave me a $30 discount because I was using them to propose to my wife.
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:26 AM
 
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I don't think I have ever seen the "side of the road" flower trucks I used to see in South Florida during the holidays... but I could have sworn I saw flowers at some of the gas/station convenience stores when DH and I were here scouting apartment last Thanksgiving. We were in Matthews and I'm thinking of the stations on 74.
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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The grocery is the best place to pick them up. They should have a conversion chart to let you know how many flowers you should buy depending on how badly you screwed up.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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I am must glad that we don't have a street vendor on every street corner selling anything from flowers, to water, roasted peanuts, inflatable spiderman or churros. That makes the city look so Third World. There is probably a county ordinance against it.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:42 AM
 
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I am must glad that we don't have a street vendor on every street corner selling anything from flowers, to water, roasted peanuts, inflatable spiderman or churros. That makes the city look so Third World. There is probably a county ordinance against it.
Yeah, New York and Washington DC are real pits.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:44 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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You know who SHOULD sell flowers or put in a flower self-serve kiosk? Charlotte airport. I went to pick up my wife one time and decided to get flowers there. To my surprise, nobody sold them. I asked the main desk and the lady told me that the store SOMETIMES has flowers but usually it's just a few.

I miss Produce Junction. I bought 20 dozen assorted roses for $70 bucks. The guy gave me a $30 discount because I was using them to propose to my wife.
Geeze, I'm going to miss Produce Junction!!!!!!!!!!! Now there's a business for someone to open here!!!!!!!! I don't think that there's a single native or long-term resident who would complain about the addition!

I remember before they had any stores & had a route that they would take in Philly, selling produce & flowers out of the back of a truck. I remember seeing them selling cabbages & daffofils out of the truck on Belmont Ave. in Fairmont Park in March, on my way to work a couple of days before St. Patrick's Day, maybe 15 or 16 years ago.

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Old 11-12-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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I am must glad that we don't have a street vendor on every street corner selling anything from flowers, to water, roasted peanuts, inflatable spiderman or churros. That makes the city look so Third World. There is probably a county ordinance against it.
Yes, Boca Raton in So Fl is just like that

It was A truck on the side of a highly traveled road --- on a holiday...how did you extrapolate out to your vision of it? How does 1 flower van make it Guadalajara?
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