US (IL): Springfield’s oldest flower shop abruptly closes

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Springfield’s oldest flower shop has closed after 93 years of serving the Springfield community as a local floral retailer.

Fifth Street Flower Shop at 739 S. 5th St. in downtown Springfield closed on May 17, according to owners Sara and Doug Camp, who announced the closure of the business on Monday.

The couple cited personal and financial reasons for the abrupt closure. “We thank all our loyal customers for years of support,” Sara Camp said on social media. “Please continue to shop local.”

The shop had to stop taking orders from May 10 to May 12 due to a sheer volume of orders for Mother’s Day. On May 10, Camp said the store’s manager and designer, Nicki Shaub, quit on May 10, adding to staffing issues ahead of the holiday.


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