Why Did Spates the Florist Close?

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...