Coconut Grove

Smiles bloom at Ruben's Flowers

On weekday mornings, bumper-to-bumper traffic clogs up U.S 1, putting some drivers in a bad mood. But relief is just a couple blocks away — at a flower stand that brings a smile to everybody who passes by.

Ruben’s Flowers, 3246 Bird Ave. near the Home Depot, is the place to go for fresh beautiful flowers at affordable prices. Owner Ruben Otero, 55, has been in the business for more than 30 years.

“A flower makes people smile; it doesn’t matter if they are receiving it or buying it.” he said. A poet at heart, he adds, “Flowers are like women – you have to take care of them.”

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