Walking the sidewalks now with the I-5 freeway towering overhead, it’s hard to imagine the business once here – Cherry Land Florist. Opened in 1932 by Tamano and J.M. Kobata, Cherry Land Florist started as a small grocery store and grew into a large retail flower shop.
What images does the name Cherry Land evoke for you? Glance up Jackson Street on a spring day and if you are lucky, cherry blossoms grace the trees. What does having a thriving flower shop say about the surrounding neighborhood, its businesses, residents and community.