Carabetta Florist has been family-operated since 1929, when Salvatore Carabetta moved to Meriden from Italy and opened the shop. Currently managed by third generation owner Scott Kipphut, who has owned the business since 1988, the shop is now a full service florist offering a variety of different services. Flowers can be purchased for any occasion, including weddings, funerals, parties or offices. Products carried include creative floral designs, fruit and gourmet baskets, green and flowering plants, balloon bouquets, wedding flowers and interior/exterior plantscaping. On the Carabetta Florist website, customers can design their own bouquets and select details from the vase to the leaves to the flowers.