Everything’s coming up roses for the Boston Flower Exchange.
Vendors at the century-old wholesale operation were supposed to vacate their sprawling South End home this week, but instead will remain there for another month to avoid any disruption during the pivotal Valentine’s Day sales period.
“It’s good to have a little breathing room,” said Gerry Cupp, owner of Cupp & Cupp Corp. at the exchange. “With Valentine’s Day coming up, it was better to stay. We’re ramping up now for it, and will be in full gear by Saturday.”
The property’s new owners, the Abbey Group, who plan to redevelop the site, granted the vendors an extension through the end of February after the vendors expressed concern that moving in January could impact Valentine’s Day sales, the first major holiday of the year in the flower business.