Another longtime Slope business is about to close its doors for good.
The Park Florist, which has been on Seventh Avenue between First and Garfield since 1972, will be shutting down, as the owners, Simon and Doris Silberman, have decided to retire.
Best known for their creative floral arrangements and charmingly cluttered atmosphere, the florists specialized in everything from high-end wedding arrangements to simple single orchids. There were also a bunch of knick-knacks and other garden aids, generally of the antique variety.
The store is also of note for its multi-generational ownership, as Simon and Doris' granddaughter could usually be found assisting customers. It's comforting to know that they've decided to shut down on their own terms, as opposed to being forced out by a rent hike, say.
The florist will be closing at the end of the month; until then all merchandise is 50% off.