LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The downtown California Flower Mall was buzzing Friday with people looking for the perfect Valentine’s bouquet.
Florists began arriving around 4 a.m. to prepare for the holiday rush where business can quadruple.READ MORE: Fontana Softball Coach Osbaldo Gonzalez Arrested For Allegedly Molesting 3 Of His Players
The flower mall, which is home to the largest flower market in the country and spans four blocks downtown, will be open around the clock through 6 p.m. Saturday and is free to the public.READ MORE: Petition Launched To Help Save Hollywood's Cinerama Dome
“It’s extremely busy. The guys come in at the last minute and all week-long, I’ve been telling them, ‘Place your orders!’ And three days before, a guy told me, ‘It’s too early’,” florist Helena Arellano said.
Flowers at the mart are sold at wholesale prices and customers can save up to 70 percent. Bouquets range from $30 to upwards of $250.MORE NEWS: Jauhar Tajuddin Shuaib Of Irvine Faces Hate Crime Charge After Allegedly Punching Woman, Hurling Racial Comments At Her