After 69 years in business, Fleuriste Bellevue is closing its doors

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A beloved Bellevue florist is closing after six decades in business Bellevue Florist has been in business since 1953 and after 69 years they are closing shop Owner Ric Slagle says he grew up in the shop and says that he is “very attached to “On their last day in business, Slagle and his wife place the final orders. “We still have work to do until we close the door. We still have deliveries to make,” Slagle said. The longtime business owner took over the store from his parents 40 years ago. Standing behind the ledger, he recalls the past six months, saying recent events put things into perspective. , I thought maybe that was a sign that it was time to move on,” Slagle said. A black-and-white photograph resting on the counter behind which Slagle stands shows his introduction to the company. The photo shows a group of children standing in Bellevue and he said it’s a photo of him as a baby with three of his sisters. The photo was taken in 1953, the same year her parents opened the shop. After 40 years running the place, he said it was finally time to lock the door and really live life. 50s and flower markets and picking up flowers and bringing them back,” he said. After decades of hard work, Slagle looks forward to the next chapter. are ready to retire,” Slagle said.

A beloved Bellevue florist is closing its doors after six decades in business.

Bellevue Florist has been open since 1953 and after 69 years they are closing shop.

Owner Ric Slagle says he grew up in the store and says he’s “very attached to it”.

On their last day in business, Slagle and his wife place the final orders.

“We still have work to do until we close the door. We still have deliveries to make,” Slagle said.

The longtime owner took over the store from his parents 40 years ago. Standing behind the ledger, he recalls the past six months, saying recent events put things into perspective.

“In the last six months I think I’ve been to more funerals of people younger than me and people older than me. So I thought maybe that was a sign that he was time to move on,” Slagle said. noted.

A black-and-white photograph resting on the counter behind which Slagle stands shows his introduction to the company. The photo shows a group of children standing in Bellevue and he said it’s a photo of him as a baby with three of his sisters.

The photo was taken in 1953, the same year her parents opened the shop. After 40 years running the place, he said it was finally time to lock the door and live life to the fullest.

“It’s hard, I grew up with it. I remember going to the old market with my parents to the wholesalers in the 1950s and to the flower markets and picking flowers and bringing them back,” did he declare.

After decades of hard work, Slagle looks forward to the next chapter.

“It’s been a good life, a lot of hard work, and we’re ready to retire,” Slagle said.

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