Flights were delayed at Garden Gate florists in North Carolina and Maryland, according to a new post by a local florianist.
On Thursday, the owner of Garden Gate said that the owners of the two locations were closed because they were operating without permits, and that he is not sure when they would reopen.
The Garden Gate owners told Buzzfeed that the two floristing locations are operating as they have in the past, and they were not able to answer questions about their status because they had been forced to close.
“We are in the process of reopening our locations and I have no updates at this time,” a spokesperson for the Garden Gates said in an email.
The floristers, which specialize in floral and petal arrangements for weddings, funerals, corporate events, and special events, also said that they are not sure how long it will take for the florishing businesses to reopen, and when they will reopen.
“They have to reopen immediately and I cannot comment on that right now,” the florianess told Buzzampic in an emailed statement.
“The Garden Gates is one of the few licensed floristic facilities in North America that has been able to reopen on the following dates: January 18, 2019, and February 5, 2020, due to the state and local regulations,” the statement continued.
“As a result, we cannot provide any specific information about their plans.”
The Garden Gardens is located in Wilmington, NC.
A spokesperson for North Carolina’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services told BuzzFeed that the agency had no comment on the matter.
The Garden Gains in Wilmington also posted an update on their Facebook page on Thursday afternoon, saying that they have resumed operating, and thanked the public for its patience.
“We have reopened the Garden Grows in Wilmington with full cooperation from the city, state, and federal governments,” the post read.
“Our staff is working around the clock to reopen as quickly as possible.
We will keep you updated on our progress and our progress to get you back on the road to your wedding day!”
According to the floraness, Garden Gate and Garden Gables, which were both shuttered earlier this year, have also reopened, and have not responded to a request for comment.
Buzzfeed has reached out to both floristed companies for comment and will update this post if we receive a response.
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