Customers shocked by sudden closing of Sunnyside Greenhouses

Customers shocked by sudden closing of Sunnyside Greenhouses

The Calgary, Alberta-based retailer is ending operations after 100 years in business.

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June 18, 2018
CBC News
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Sunnyside Greenhouses Ltd. is closing after 100 years of selling flowers and shrubs to loyal Calgary customers.

For many, a visit to the popular garden centre at 3439 69th Street N.W. was a ritual to mark the start of spring.

The owners, Grant and Warren Jensen, announced back in March that they had sold the Bowness site to a developer, but at the time said they would stay open for the 2018 gardening season.

Customers were surprised when they started seeing signs marking May 31 as the final day. Its large warehouse-style rooms are empty except for shelves, a few leftover flowers and office furniture for sale.

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