Knupper Nursery closing after 88 years

Knupper Nursery closing after 88 years

The independent retailer in Palatine, Ill. will be shutting down on June 16.

May 22, 2018


Knupper Nursery & Landscape owners John and Sue Heaton have been to every continent in their travels, including Antarctica.

"Antarctica is blue and purple and white and gray. You see nothing green. I'm a green person," Sue Heaton said.

She's been a green person since the mid-1980s, when she married John, who has owned Knupper's for 50 years.

John Heaton's five-decade run, and Knupper's 88 years as a mainstay for Northwest suburban green thumbs and landscapers, comes to an end June 16 when the couple close the longtime family business located in Palatine.

The closing comes with Napleton's Automotive Group's purchase of Knupper's Rand Road property, which, along with the former Menard's site next door, will become part of a Subaru and Mazda dealership.

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