CORONADO, Calif. (KGTV) - Its been almost six months since a drunk driver destroyed an iconic flower shop, the Coronado Flower Lady.
Shanel Albert had only taken over as owner a year before the accident happened. She's continued to operate despite many challenges along the way.
The business took a financial hit, forced to sell their van and take out a loan.
But from the wreckage came kindness and love from the community.
Shanel's husband Steve worked tirelessly to build a new flower shop.
His friends at WeldTec Designs let him use their shop and tools, all while helping him along the way. The business also received donations from a Go Fund Me page.
The Coronado Flower Lady will first have a soft launch in the next week and then a grand re-opening with city leaders.