Everett flower shop back in bloom after arson

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By M.L. Dehm, Special to The Herald

EVERETT — Everett Floral and Gift is back in business.

The shop that has been a part of Everett for more than two decades was closed for almost nine months in order to repair the damage caused by arson Aug. 6.

It has been a long and difficult period for owners Ernie and Cindy Frederickson, and they are grateful for all the help they received. But a lot of bad memories remain with them, especially those of the day they heard the news.

Ernie Frederickson said he knew something was wrong the minute his cellphone rang just after 3 a.m. It was the police calling to tell him his business was on fire.

Fredrickson didn’t stop to wake his wife. He dressed hurriedly and was at the shop within the hour. Cindy Frederickson said she awoke at 6 a.m. that day with a distinct feeling that something was wrong. For a start, Ernie wasn’t there. When she reached him by phone, he tried to break the news gently by describing the fire as “little,” but it wasn’t.

The whole back third of the 1,000-square-foot building was gutted. Almost all of the contents, including their inventory, was lost.

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