Why Did Spates the Florist Close?

By: 
Christopher Roy
Staff Writer

NEWPORT CITY-A longtime fixture in the community and family business closed its doors for good without warning on Monday. Owners of Spates the Florist, Jill and Robert Gosselin said in a statement issued Tuesday that they delivered their last bouquet to the community on Monday...They cited financial reasons for the abrupt closure including a past embezzlement. Read more in Wednesday's Express...

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