Florist closes second brick-and-mortar in 5 months


Strange’s sold its building at 6710 Hull Street Road for $675,000. (Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer)

After sales wilted at another one of its locations, a local florist has closed and sold an outpost in Chesterfield.

Strange’s has closed its store at 6710 Hull Street Road and sold the 3-acre parcel. Hull Street Storage LLC purchased the land for $675,000 with plans to develop it into a self-storage facility. The buyer, Don Smith, declined to comment on the deal.

David Smith of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer represented Strange’s in the sale.

Strange’s president William Gouldin said while the company’s larger retail locations and online sales are thriving, its smaller shops have suffered.

“Our two small stores in Chesterfield had been suffering because of internet sales,” he said. “What people saw online wasn’t available in the smaller stores.”

Strange’s closed its location at 8010 Midlothian Turnpike in early 2017 and sold the site for $410,000. Both of the closed storefronts comprised 2,000 square feet each.

Its other stores at 3313 Mechanicsville Turnpike and 12111 W. Broad St. are 29,000 and 89,500 square feet, respectively, and remain open.

Gouldin said all employees at the Hull Street Road location have been reassigned to the Mechanicsville location.

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