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Monday, December 10, 2012

Annandale Florist closing at end of year

After decades of providing flowers for weddings, funerals, Mother’s Day, and senior prom, Annandale Florist is shutting down for good Dec. 31, says Gary Sherfey, who runs the business with his son, Brian. Gary’s father opened the shop 55 years ago. It’s time to retire, says Gary, who’s been working there since 1970.

10 comments:

  1. Looking at the new businesses that are moving into that area, I dread what this location will become. The former Trophy Mart is now another Loan Max.

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  2. Wow, what a bummer. But, I understand. They have provided such great service for so long. It was nice to go into the store, hand pick something special out, and have such friendly help. Best wishes for their retirement, and thank you for all that the store has done!

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  3. I must say, I am getting worried about the future of Annandale and its small businesses. I really don't want to see anymore Asian restaurants (not because I don't like Asians, I just think we have enough). I don't want to see any more banks (not because I don't like banks, I just think we have enough). What I would like to see is more small specialty shops like Del Ray. I don't think the business or political leadership in Annandale are forward thinking.

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  4. Before more folks express concern over what will become of this site, please let us all say a big Thanks to the Sherfey family for its many, many years of wonderful service to our Annandale community. Yes, you will be missed!

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  5. Sad, but another opportunity for a PRIME piece of real estate to be redeveloped. The old Joes at Baileys Crossroads is a Titlemax. You don't want to see what some consider loan sharks moving in though. These folks did nice holiday displays in the windows.

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  6. Maybe another Thrift Shop

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  7. Oy...another small business folding in a bad economy right in the heart of Annandale. Where is this recovery we have been promised? And what do we have to show for it but crushing debt? Looking more like a double dip recession. Hello thrift shops, title companies, and Karaoke joints with dark glass behind which who knows what goes on.

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  8. Oy - they are retiring. Not going under due to the economy.... I agree with the previous poster - Thank You to Annandale Florist! It was always a pleasure to do business with a local, family run business.

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  9. To the commentor who said: another small business folding in a bad economy...where is the recovery we have been promised? The owners of Annandale Florists are RETIRING not going out of business. Garry has been working there since 1970 - I think he deserves to retire and enjoy his life. Not every story needs to be a vehicle for snarky or political comments.

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  10. Ok, how about the local economy - Why cant Annandale get developed with a variety of businesses and also get a facelift? What have our local politicians done to promote better businesses? The same people get voted in every time, so same results.

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