LAFAYETTE — Front Range Biosciences Inc., an agricultural biotech company focused on high-value crops like cannabis, has completed restoration of the historic Lafayette Florist greenhouse after three months of construction.
The greenhouse, which had been used for growing flowers since the 1970s, will now be used for industrial hemp growth.
Lafayette Florist started in 1949, after the Yoshihara family was released from a World War II Japanese Relocation Camp and purchased two acres of land in Lafayette. Since then, the family has remained in the same location, with greenhouses, a flower shop and garden center. Brian Wheat is the family member who is the current CEO of Lafayette Florist.