Popular florist Downtown Blooms is moving to an expanded location this February. The new location, which is 2,840 sq. ft., is located at 2309 Mechanic Street on the first floor of the historic 1858 Berlocher Building and owned by Mitchell Historic Properties.
 
“We’ve been looking for a good fit for this highly visible space and Downtown Blooms is ideal,” says Bill Ross, senior vice president and general manager of Mitchell Historic Properties. “This type of business makes living and working downtown even more appealing.”
 
Downtown Blooms, owned by Lee Sontag and Bradley Cardenas, originally opened in March 2011 in a small space at 217 23rd Street and prior to that handled orders from home. This flower market and design studio is is a popular choice for brides and known for its unique style and design. Downtown Blooms is also known for its unique gift items such as Kringle Candles, a selection of its single bloom vases, daily flower specials and wreaths. They are a member of BBrooks Fine Flowers, FTD and Teleflora.
 
“This new location is eight times bigger than our current space and will allow us to expand our special event and wedding services, carry more gift items and offer space for consultation,” says Lee Sontag. “We love being downtown and have received lots of support from other businesses and residents.”
 
Downtown Blooms is currently open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The owners plan to extend their hours following the move to the new location. For more information, visit www.downtownblooms.com or call (409) 974-4294.
 
About Mitchell Historic Properties
Mitchell Historic Properties (MHP) oversees Galveston properties owned by developer, philanthropist and preservationist George Mitchell and the Mitchell family, including its commercial and residential properties located downtown as well as three hotels – Hotel Galvez & Spa, The Tremont House and Harbor House Hotel and Marina. MHP owns and preserves approximately one-fourth of the buildings in The Historic Strand Seaport Area. For leasing information, visit www.MitchellHistoricProperties.com or call (409) 763-5806.