Strange’s closes Southside spot after 35 years

Strange's closed its store at 8010 Midlothian Turnpike on Friday. (Mike Platania)

Strange’s closed its store at 8010 Midlothian Turnpike on Friday. (Mike Platania)

A local florist is clipping its retail operations.

Strange’s closed its store at 8010 Midlothian Turnpike on Friday after 35 years in business there.

Company president William Gouldin said the closure is a byproduct of stronger online sales. He said he was approached with an offer to buy the property and he took it.

“The biggest thing is, you can display a lot more variety on the Internet than you can in a small store,” Gouldin said. “Sales have been soft in our stores as a result of online sales being strong.”

Strange’s other three locations – 6710 Hull Street Road, 12111 W. Broad St. and 3313 Mechanicsville Turnpike – will continue to operate. Gouldin said employees from the Midlothian Turnpike store are being reassigned to other locations.

Strange’s purchased the 2,000-square-foot building in June 1982 and opened in October of that year. The company sold the building for an undisclosed amount. Chesterfield County online property records did not reflect the purchase price as of Friday.

Gouldin said a restaurant will be going into the building, but he did not provide details.

Strange's closed its store at 8010 Midlothian Turnpike on Friday. (Mike Platania)

Strange’s closed its store at 8010 Midlothian Turnpike on Friday. (Mike Platania)

A local florist is clipping its retail operations.

Strange’s closed its store at 8010 Midlothian Turnpike on Friday after 35 years in business there.

Company president William Gouldin said the closure is a byproduct of stronger online sales. He said he was approached with an offer to buy the property and he took it.

“The biggest thing is, you can display a lot more variety on the Internet than you can in a small store,” Gouldin said. “Sales have been soft in our stores as a result of online sales being strong.”

Strange’s other three locations – 6710 Hull Street Road, 12111 W. Broad St. and 3313 Mechanicsville Turnpike – will continue to operate. Gouldin said employees from the Midlothian Turnpike store are being reassigned to other locations.

Strange’s purchased the 2,000-square-foot building in June 1982 and opened in October of that year. The company sold the building for an undisclosed amount. Chesterfield County online property records did not reflect the purchase price as of Friday.

Gouldin said a restaurant will be going into the building, but he did not provide details.

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