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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Newport's Kreutzer and Dorl Florist to Close After 65 Years

That signature ladybug that's been known to brand 611 York Street since 1953 will be closing next month.

Kreutzer Florist in Newport is going out of business and will be having a going-out-of-business sale starting with a customer appreciation sale on Friday, February 23.

In 1953, Fort Thomas residents Vera and Frank Kreutzer opened Kreutzer Florist in Newport, Kentucky during the heyday of Newport's gambling period.  Their son, Frank, Jr. remembers taking a break with his parents for Sunday brunch and sitting on the lap of notorious gangsters who gave him candy and  quarters.  

Located at 18 N. Fort Thomas Ave., in the Hiland Building. 
"The store has been in continuous operation since that time, and was been the "go-to" florist for many, many area residents over the years," he said in a release. "It is not at all unusual to be told by a bride that the store has created wedding flowers for multiple generations of their family."  

He credits the longevity of the business with its commitment to provide innovative designs at reasonable prices.

According to Kreutzer, major market changes that have dramatically altered the floral business coupled with second generation ownership having other career interests has led to the decision to close the store as of February 16th.

But, he said, there will be multiple opportunities to buy their stock at steep discounts.

"We have 65 years of stuff to get rid of," said Kreutzer.

Information on Going-Out-Of-Business Sale

50% off:
Special Customer Appreciation Sale, Friday, February 23rd 5 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 24., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Feb. 26 to March 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

After March 2, everything is 70% off

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