Stop in to Smell the Flowers
WRITTEN BY Jessica Wicklund
We spoke with Sandy O'Connell, owner of Avalon Floral at 504 Water Street, Eau Claire.
What should customers know about Avalon during the holidays? "We have a 50 percent sale going on right now. It doesn't include fresh flowers or green plants, but all of the gifts and Christmas items are 50 percent off all the way up to Christmas. Everything you would find here is unique and custom made. We deliver, too. December is actually our busiest season!"
Why did you choose to start a business in Eau Claire? "I moved to Eau Claire to open this store. Never thought I'd still be here but here I am celebrating 20 years of business! We started across the street and eventually settled here. I've owned Avalon for the past eight years, and I've been here for all 20 and I still love it."