By CRAIG FREILICH
POTSDAM – Village Florist, now at 167 Market St., is moving a little closer to the center of town to make room for the Hampton Inn project.
Owner Kelly Keleher has been in her current location behind Scoopucino’s for seven and a half years.
She is planning on being in her new spot in the building at 75 Market St., near the Cornerstore, by the end of March.
The lots where Village Florist, Scoopuccino’s and Ton’s Spots Bar now sit amount to about 3½ acres where a Corning-area developer is moving ahead with a plan to build a multi-story Hampton Inn.
Keleher’s new location, next to Sandstone Drive, is owned by Lloyd Vienneau and Paul Blevins on land that was considered for a hotel development in 2007.
“I can’t wait. I have to be set up fully for May,” Keleher said, “the busiest month of the year,” with Mother’s Day, college graduations, proms and weddings.
She said that Vienneau and Blevins, her new landlords, “have been very accommodating.”