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TELL US: Another Woodbridge Business Closes Its Doors

But this time, the news isn't so bleak. Look for them back on Main Street.


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?

Pam Chesky February 22, 2013 at 08:50 PM
Love Floral Expressions and am so glad they are still in business...and I never had anything but a friendly, pleasant experience.
Margaret Hughes February 23, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Love the idea of a book/ music/ antique/ small gift/ tea room with a desert menu.
Robert February 23, 2013 at 08:44 PM
Would like to see a camera store.One that sells and repairs cameras and develops film..there is nothing like this in the area.
gam February 24, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Ok a couple of things..."The decades-old business on Pearl Street, right near the Woodbridge Train station, is closed"...there is no "decades old" Floral Expression business on Pearl St. Has the decades old businees changed locations or has it closed...I realize it has only changed locations and I think it is a nice service you are providing by letting the public know but the article was worded a little odd. Re: there was a coffee shop on Main St. They tried to make it a small music venue in the evenings....it wasn't supported by the residents of Woodbridge. There was also an ice cream store and a shoe store not that many years ago. @Michael and the ATF parents- the dance school does as much for me as the bailbondsmen on Main ST. NOTHING! Parents tying up parking spots while spending an hour or so watching/waiting for their kids does nothing to help local merchants build up or sustain their businesses.
Gordo K February 24, 2013 at 05:47 AM
I'm not so sure that I'd be particularly welcoming if I were "confronted". How welcoming were the proprietors of Across the Floor and those other Main Street establishments that you patronize, when you "confronted" them about parking? Why wait for the Mayor to infuse what you consider to be "relevant businesses and life", when you could put up your own capital and open a "shoppe".

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