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Floral Trade Center secures new Carlsbad location

CARLSBAD — After the close of the International Floral Trade Center, many of the tenants have moved to the new Floral Trade Center in Carlsbad.

The International Floral Trade Center was originally located on Avenida Encinas in Carlsbad, but closed on April 25 due to the building being redeveloped.

Most of the wholesale flower tenants, including Mellano & Company and Lily’s Enterprises, are now operating out of a new 55,000-square-foot facility at 5858 Dryden Pl. in Carlsbad.

Designed and managed by Sunroad Enterprisies, the site includes modern refrigeration and an expanded loading dock for the over 20 vendors.

“The Floral Trade Center is an integral part of the Carlsbad community, with a business base reaching throughout all of San Diego County,” said Dan Feldman, a principal with Sunroad Enterprises. “It was important to us to provide an accessible, modern venue that would allow the center’s tenants to remain together and continue providing a diverse range of flowers into the everyday life of San Diegans for years to come.”

The location is almost fully leased by vendors with only two spaces left.