Carl House Florges, a floral shop in Los Angeles, California, has been in business since 1972 and is one of the oldest and largest floral shops in the US.
Now it has changed its name from Lion House Flower to the new Carls House Flors.
“We wanted to make it clear that we are the Lion House Flowers,” the owners, who have two sons in high school, told Business Insider.
The new name is Carls Floral, but the shop still carries the Lion and the Flower name, as well as the name Lion House, as the official flower shop.
The owners said that it was a decision that was “about making the shop a more welcoming space for all our customers”.
The name change was prompted by the recent arrest of two men in California for allegedly possessing child pornography.
A few days ago, a grand jury indicted the men on child pornography charges, and the shop was raided by police.
The shop was then forced to shut down.
The two men are currently being held on $10,000 bond, and they were not available for comment on Tuesday.
“I don’t think we need to change anything at this point,” Carls owner Barbara Hill told Business Insiders.
“Our business is still the same and we are happy that it is still there.”
However, she said that changing the name might affect the shop’s ability to attract customers, because the name has “always been associated with child pornography”.
“People will look for something else,” Hill said.
“When we change our name, it will be a question of how it is marketed and whether it will change the image of our business.”
The shop opened in 1971 and it’s one of three in the state that is still operating today.
The other two are the Flowers and Flowers and Flors stores in Los Feliz and San Bernardino.
“Lions are iconic, but we wanted to be different,” Hill told the website.
“This is our second name and we’re not afraid of changing it.”
The new Carl house flower shop, which is still open, will still carry the Lion, Lion and Flower name.
The Lion and Lion and Flowers names will continue to be used, and Hill said that she would still make floral products that were “appropriate” for children.
“The name is still our logo,” Hill added.
The floral shop owners have decided to change their name because they don’t want to lose customers.
“It is a big business, so it will bring us more customers and we want to continue to offer something different to our customers,” Hill continued.
“So it’s kind of hard for me to say no to them.”
The owners of Carls flower shop told BusinessInsiders that they are very excited about changing the shop name.
“People are just so excited,” Hill admitted.
“They see us with our logo on and think, ‘Wow, this is awesome’.” The Lion house flowers will still be available in the store.
But, the new name will not be listed on the front of the store, and customers will still need to call the shop directly to ask for floral products.
The staff is still looking for a new name.
However, Hill said she hopes that people will stop visiting the shop, because they will no longer see it as a floral garden.
“If people do come in to see our shop, it’s a good time to visit,” Hill explained.
The Lion & Lion and Floral shop will remain open.”
But we’ll also be able continue to do other things in the flower shop and other things that we do.”
The Lion & Lion and Floral shop will remain open.