Florist opened in 1953

Cookeville – On Sunday afternoon, Gunnels Florist (GF) celebrated a milestone very few businesses accomplish, 70 years in business.

The Cookeville staple marked the occasion with a celebration that welcomed the public with giveaways including a single stem rose for every visitor and a grand prize of an arrangement every month for a year.

Gunnels has been family owned and operated since 1953.

“We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt,” according to “Because all our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.”

What is the key to longevity?

“Seventy years would not have been possible without our customers,” said GF in a statement.

GF is located at 104 N Washington Avenue in Cookeville. For more information call 931-526-7149 or reach out via email at or visit them at Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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