NH Flower Shop Mysteriously Shuts Down After 150 years
The business, which dated back to 1871, suddenly closed leaving customers baffled.
The van decorated by dots is no longer delivering flowers to residences and businesses of southern New Hampshire. Dot's Flower Shop suddenly closed it's doors, and according to the Union Leader, the current owner is not commenting why. Dot's was an institution. Former owner Leigh Smith reportedly never had to advertise. Smith owned the business for 11 years, after starting as a teenage employee. According to the Union Leader, Smith said Dot's was the oldest running business in town and first opened as Lovering’s Greenhouse on Lincoln Street in 1871. It was operated by the Lovering family until it was sold in 1921 and became known as Dot’s.
Much like Clint Eastwood's character in The Mule, Dot's was likely impacted by the popularity of flower sales on the internet from sites like ProFlowers.com. Also, grocery stores have impacted floral shops over the years. Smith told the Union Leader "the grocery store has made a big dent in the floral industry.”