Kogut Florist & Garden Center in Meriden, Conn. closed Monday after 82 years in operation. The owners, the Kogut family, said they could no longer keep the business financially viable.
The family posted this note to the business’s Facebook page on Monday:
To our valued customers & loyal friends: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the closing of our family business, Kogut Florist & Garden Center. Many factors have impacted our decision, but mainly it was a financial one. Established in 1935, we have fallen victim of the economy. We thank those of you that supported us throughout the years. We will miss you. Sincerely, The Kogut Family- Ronnie & Robin, Stephen, Dana, & Robyn
The garden center delivered flowers for all occasions in the Meriden area, and offered landscaping and plowing.
A wholesale operation owned by other Kogut family members will remain in business, according to the Record-Journal.
The garden center will host a 50 percent off sale on Saturday and Sunday to liquidate remaining inventory.