A FLORIST in West Greenwich has shut its doors after ten years.
La Fleur on Royal Hill closed for good on September 1st. The florist-cum-tea shop was this week selling off its catering equipment and emptying the shop.
A notice in the window said:
"We would like to thank our most loyal and wonderful customers who have shared this decade with us - our own extended 'family.'
"We will remember you with fondness and love."
Another local independent business has also announced its impending closure.
A sign has gone up in the window of Stitches & Daughters telling customers that the "lifestyle boutique" is to close this "Autumn/Winter." A sign in the shop window reads:
"It's difficult to run a small independent business under the best of conditions, and the past couple of years have been challenging... the current economic conditions have prompted me to pursue my business ambitions in an alternative direction."
A planning application has been submitted to Greenwich Council for permission to change the shop at 3 Greenwich South Street into an estate agents.