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Coming into a flower shop on Valentine’s Day is like entering a pizzeria on Super Bowl Sunday.

“So far this morning we’ve done over 200. And it’s noon."

The rising cost of gas prices for deliveries combined with high demand for flowers for the holiday could present a dilemma for customers, even though flowers are such a traditional gift on Valentine’s Day. Katie Gonzalez of the Enchanted Florist on East Main Street, Batavia, though, says she hasn’t noticed a difference at her business.

“On Valentine’s Day," Gonzalez said, "(customers) don’t really worry about (the price of delivery). It’s a holiday that they spend money. They don’t even ask what the delivery price is. Very seldom do we get a customer (who calls)."

Triple-A reported earlier this week that gas prices jumped six cents a gallon from a week ago and more than 15 cents from the last month. The average price in the region is 3-dollars and 89-cents a gallon.

Gonzalez says the Enchanted Florist never turns a customer down for delivery in Genesee County, and that fluctuating gas prices won’t change that.

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