After 36 years, Lennoxville florist closes up shop

By Matthew McCully
After 36 years, Lennoxville florist closes up shop
(Photo : Matthew McCully)

“I’m zen with my decision,” explained Fleuriste Lennoxville owner Claudette Beaudry about her decision to close her business. One of the longest standing shops in Lennoxville, Beaudry said the shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
“I had to make a decision,” she said, during the shutdown, not knowing how long it would last.
The business could have gone either way, Beaudry explained, but she said she does not regret the decision to close the shop.
She made the announcement Sunday on her Facebook page.
Being a florist has always been precarious, Beaudry said, given the perishable nature of flowers and plants. Times had been tough since Mother’s Day last year, she added, taking the recent closure as a sign to move on to something new.
In an interview with The Record last year for her 35th anniversary, Beaudry talked about her more than three decades as a florist in Lennoxville.
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