If you need to buy flowers from Floral Expressions in Woodbridge, you'll be in for an unpleasant surprise.
The decades-old business on Pearl Street, right near the Woodbridge Train station, is closed. There is no sign on the store to let you know what happened. Just walk up to the doors and the interior is completely empty.
If you didn't know better, you'd assume one of the great township retailers had closed its doors for good.
Remember Floral Expression's store on Main Street, the one from which they moved when they went to the train station? Now they've opened shop just a few stores down, in a much smaller location than either their two previous addresses.
The current store is located right next door to San Remo Pizza on Main Street.
On Main Street, the floral shop had started in a small storefront in the 1980s, eventually working its way up to using the entire building as they expanded their inventory from flowers and plants, to stuffed animals, carefully chosen giftware, and other luxuries that made shopping there a pleasure.
They briefly opened a second store in New Brunswick during the same years.
After decades on Main Street, Floral Expressions moved to its Pearl Street location several years ago. A store clerk then said that it was because of a hike in the rent the store's owners couldn't afford.
The Main Street store has never hosted another tenant since and still has 'For Rent" signs in the windows.
TELL US: Are you glad Floral Expressions is still open for business in Woodbridge? What kind of stores do you think should open in their old storefronts on Main Street and Pearl Street?