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This week, we asked Avi Ben-David, owner of Needham Florist, to tell us a little bit about his flower shop.
Q: When and how did your business get started?
A: After working in my brother's florist in Canton for many years, I decided to open my own business. I searched several areas and towns and fell in love with Needham. Needham Florist opened its doors in November 1995.
Q: Why did you choose the town you did to open your business?
A: I drove through many towns, and although there were several florists in Needham, there was something special about this town, and I knew that this was the place for me, my business and for the Needham community.
Q: What is your business best known for?
A: Top quality flowers. We get flowers from various parts of the country and world (Holland, South America, Hawaii, etc.)
Q: What's your most popular product or service?
A: Custom designed floral arrangements and same day delivery.
Q: What's something interesting about your business your customers might not know?
A: I wake up at 3 a.m. four to five mornings each week and arrive at the Flower Market in Boston by 4:30 a.m. to purchase the freshest flowers. Tractor trailers come in on a daily basis from around the country and from logan airport (floral boxes arrive from Ecuador, Holland, Hawaii) and I want to ensure the freshest flowers for my customers.
Q: Does your business offer a special deals card or program?
A: We often offer monthly specials listed on our website at www.needhamflorist.net.
Needham Florist is open everyday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and extended hours the week of holidays. For more information call 781-449-8484 or visit www.needhamflorist.net.