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From flowers to housing: Family-owned Ah Sam property for sale in San Mateo - San Mateo Daily JournalTuesday, May 23, 2017
The site stretches to the train tracks just west of the massive Bay Meadows redevelopment and is a stone’s throw from the recently approved Hillsdale Terrace housing project.
The business has been in the Leong family since the 1930s and Ah Sam grew over the years into a prosperous floral business at the San Mateo locale. But now, nearly 70 percent of the site is currently unused as vacant greenhouses line the rear of the property, Paris said.
While the family plans to sell the land, loyal customers are reassured Ah Sam’s business isn’t going away. Instead, the Leongs are looking to downsize their current retail space, relocate some of the operations off-site, and occupy the ground-floor commercial portion of a new development, Paris said.
The property was publicly listed on the market earlier this year after a $21 million agreement fell through last year. A Southern California-based builder was under contract for the site when they backed out last minute, Paris said.
However, it means a good amount of due diligence has been done to assess what is feasible on the site. The conceptual proposal for a five-story building with about 160 units would meet all of the city’s zoning codes once a state-density bonus is applied, he said. The project would also include a portion of below-market-rate units, Paris noted.
A severe deficit of housing units to accommodate the region’s prosperous job growth has made transit-oriented, mixed-use development proposals a hot commodity for both cities and investors.
Across the street along the 2600 block of El Camino Real, the city recently approved 68 condominiums and nearly 13,500 square feet of commercial space as part of the Hillsdale Terrace proposal. Bay Meadows, the 180-acre revamp of the former horse race track, is also nearby and, when complete will include nearly 1,100 housing units along with office and commercial space. Developers of those two projects have cited the proximity to the Hillsdale Caltrain station and future grade separations as prime perks for the infill sites.
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Portland area bakers, florists on front lines of 'religious freedom' and gay ... - OregonLive.comFriday, July 31, 2015
Beaverton Florists is a family-owned business that's spanned three generations since its founding in 1943. The store is on Southwest Watson Avenue just south of busy Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.At 33, Sara Hill is the daughter-in-law of store owners Keith and Sheri Hill and, with her husband Andy, is poised to take over the company's management in the coming years."I think it's ridiculous that any business would turn away a gay couple," she said. "As a business, you're shooting yourself in the foot to deny anybody."Hill said she doesn't have strong religious beliefs, characterizing herself as "either a humanist or an atheist," but noted that neither perspective is relevant when it comes to serving Beaverton's diverse communities."On a daily basis, we are delivering to lots of clients and we have to know a little about their traditions in order to serve them," Hill said.Hill said she is in charge of the floral shop's greeting cards and has made it a point to expand the inventory beyond "Mr. and Mrs." to include "Mr. and Mr." and "Mrs. and Mrs." options."I really don't get it," she said of the Gresham bakers' refusal to bake a wedding cake. "All you're doing is selling something to someone. You're not invited to the wedding. You're not involved once the transaction is done. "That anyone would refuse service on account of religious principles just doesn't make sense, Hill said."Most religions teach love and kindness and acceptance and compassion," she said. "So if you're going to be ascribing to religious values, discriminating against someone does not play into that."***Seri Lopez is a cake artist and designer... http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2015/04/portland_area_bakers_florists.html
Glendale florist giving away roses as part of 27th annual 'Pass it on Day' - Your ValleyTuesday, September 10, 2019
On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Glendale florist Judy Haenel will repeat her annual tradition of giving away thousands of free roses to the public.“This year is the 27th anniversary of Pass it on Day,” said Ms. Haenel. “We continue to observe the day to remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City, and to honor all of our first responders and military personnel, both living and no longer with us. We need to continue to re-affirm support for our police and fire personnel, our military, and all first responders.”The yearly giveaway is sponsored entirely by The Tulip Tree. It is part of a longstanding tradition observed in September by Ms. Haenel, her employees and volunteers.“Pass it on Day gives us an opportunity to do something simple and face to face to bring people together. People are so divided now. This is a way to promote unity,” she said.-- Ms. Haenel, the owner of The Tulip Tree at 59th Avenue and Bell Road, estimates that by the end of the day as many as 3,000 flowers will have been distributed at no charge... https://yourvalley.net/yourvalley/business/glendale-florist-giving-away-roses-as-part-of-27th-annual-pass-it-on-day/
How it is very easy to send flowers online - Times Square ChroniclesTuesday, September 10, 2019
Delivering beautiful Vancouver flowers onlineIt can greatly help those living away from relatives. International florists are offering beautiful and beautiful flower arrangements. You can even add some gifts and greetings cards to go along with the flowers. If you need information on ordering a flower delivery, these international flower delivery services can be contacted online, by phone or via email support.Ordering online is quite easyCompanies want to ensure a good reputation for their company. Can handle multiple orders are with professionalism. These online services are reliable and time-consuming in their delivery to ensure the highest class and performance of their services. You can select flowers in the online catalog and order them immediately. You have to make your payment but be assured because the payment is secure. Related Itemsflowers onlinesend flowers internationalsending flowers ... https://t2conline.com/how-it-is-very-easy-to-send-flowers-online/
Enderby florist pick of B.C.’s crop - Vernon Morning StarTuesday, September 10, 2019
An Enderby florist is again blooming as one of B.C.’s best.Crocus Floral Design has picked up the award for Best Wedding Florist- Overall, for the second year in a row at the B.C. Professional Wedding Awards.See: Enderby florist wins Best in B.C. “So honoured to be chosen as B.C.’s Best Wedding Florist Overall,” said owner Janice Robillard.The winning design came from a wedding with Kelowna’s Vintage Origami Weddings, a finalist in the awards.“This was the best wedding ever with the most amazing team of people involved,” said Robillard. “We are all winners.”From the photographer, “who captured the hearts of the judges I am sure,” to the “fantastic bride and groom,” and Vintage Origami’s decor “whose dreams and visions are always a pleasure to create.”Crocus Floral Design opened five years ago in the North Okanagan and has since been recognized locally and provincially.See: Enderby honours top businesses@VernonNewsjennifer@vernonmorningstar.comLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. https://www.vernonmorningstar.com/business/enderby-florist-pick-of-b-c-s-crop/
Cincinnati's top 5 florists to visit now - HoodlineTuesday, September 10, 2019
Wondering where to find the best florists near you?Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top florists in Cincinnati, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for florists.1. KrogerPHOTO: JESSI C./YELPTopping the list is Kroger. Located at 4613 Marburg Ave. in Oakley, the grocery store, drugstore and florist is the highest rated florist in Cincinnati, boasting four stars out of 49 reviews on Yelp.2. Robin Wood FlowersPHOTO: MARGOT W./YELPNext up is Evanston's Robin Wood Flowers, situated at 1902 Dana Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 20 reviews on Yelp, the florist has proven to be a local favorite.3. Adrian Durban FloristPHOTO: ADRIAN DURBAN FLORIST/YELPClifton's Adrian Durban Florist, located at 3401 Clifton Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist and floral designer spot four stars out of 30 reviews.4. Gia and the BloomsPhoto: JULIA B./YelpGia and the Blooms, a florist that offers cards and stationery and more in Over-... https://hoodline.com/2019/02/cincinnati-s-top-5-florists-to-visit-now
Now Hear This — Dreamy Dallas Flowers and the Top Florists Who Create Them - PaperCity MagazineTuesday, September 10, 2019
If you ask nicely, the kind gents at Trader Joe’s will give you a buzz when fresh blooms arrive during peony season — so you can buy them by the bunch-full before they sell out.As for favorite florists? Bows & Arrows. I remember when the darling Rico fam opened up shop on Greenville Avenue years ago (that store has since shuttered) and their business has blossomed (pun intended) ever since, with everything from floral arrangements to full-on event design. They are absolutely genius. I also adore GRO — another husband-wife owned biz. I took a floral arranging class at their Fair Park-area studio a couple years ago. Cathartic doesn’t begin to describe that two-hour session of life.Bows and Arrows, 4908 Bryan Street, 214.828.2697GRO Floral and Event Design, 3500 Commerce Street, 214.370.9846Lisa Collins Shaddock, Senior EditorI love receiving any floral arrangement! It’s amazing what fresh flowers do to brighten your space and mood. At home, I typically go for simple arrangements of a single type of flower, but it is hard to land on a favorite. I worked with the ultra-talented Junior Villanueva with Garden Gate on the florals for my spring wedding and he helped me incorporate two of my most beloved blooms into the day: the parrot tulip, which I love for its classic shape and cool, frayed edges; and the lily of the valley, which I carried for my bouquet and also used as a motif on everything from the save the dates to our wedding cake.The Garden Gate, 2303 Farrington Street, Suite 100, 214.220.1272Billy Fong, Culture and Style EditorI believe that I have shared before that two of my skill sets are not gift-wrapping or floral arrangements. When I attempt either it looks as though a serial killer has taken creative license. It’s frightening. That said, I do love receiving beautifully wrapped gifts and am always beaming when I get a delivery of flowers for my desk (hint hint). That beaming turns in to outright giddiness when I see that the delivery is from Grange Hall.When I am in the mood to buy flowers for my home or to bring as a last-minute hostess gift I pop into Avant Garden. A Dallas institution, created by my dear friend, Todd Fiscus, that was open for close to 15 years in Highland Park Village and then in 2017 moved to The Shops of Highland Park. My imagination is always sparked when I walk-in and even though I don’t have consummate taste when it comes to flowers, I know the creative and friendly staff will steer me in the right direction.Grange Hall, 4445 Travis Street, 214.443.0600Avant Garden, 4254 Oak Lawn Avenue, 214.559.3432Hillery Stack, Dallas PublisherMy most favorite thing in the world is a bouquet of sunflowers. They are so happy. Everything about them makes me smile. Their simplicity is endearing yet at the same time their bold beautiful commands your attention. When I close my eyes and envision my happy place, it’s a picnic in a Tuscan sunflower field. I think one of the most beautiful and unique sunflower arrangements I’ve received was here in Dallas from Dr. Delphinium. It’s my go-to place for all things florals.Dr. Delphinium, 5806 W. Lovers Lane, 214.522.9911Linda Kenney, Account ManagerMy mantra is “Flowers are love’s truest language.”I adore flowers; I am happiest when I am in an environment of flowers. I felt enchanted and giddy when I walked through the Gardens of Giverny. You see my point.I love to arrange flower... https://www.papercitymag.com/fashion/dallas-best-flowers-florists-office-debate-arrangments/