Coronado Flower Lady close to planting permanent roots after shop destroyed

Posted at 6:04 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 21:04:51-04

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.