A one-stop date shop: flowers and advice

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 | 10:15 p.m. CST; updated 7:30 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — The time is 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday. Amid the aroma of flowers, the employees of Allen’s Flowers are busy taking orders, organizing bouquets and talking as KWRT/93.1 FM plays softly over the speakers. Suddenly, the docile work environment is shattered.