Earl May is closing

monarae_gw(z4 IOWA)October 12, 2005

Just read in the paper today that EarlMay is closing in Mason City by the end of this month. Its been around this area for 38 years. I know that EarlMay is a bit more expensive, but I always enjoyed walking through and dreaming. My co-workers gave me a gift certificate there for my birthday last year. Had a ball spending it!

Hate to see these businesses closing......


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hate to hear that, too. i love earl may. hope we keep ours.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2005 at 8:03AM
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Ours in Boone closed last week also.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2005 at 2:12PM
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lgoldsmith(SW Iowa)

Our's (Creston) closed back in late October/early November. Totally out of the blue. Even the workers at the store only got a couple days notice. They told them, "We're closing the store this week," and told them they'd be there to pack everything up. No sales, no anything....just WHAM!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2005 at 9:03PM
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I tried to log on to the Earl May website today, but it was not responding.

The site still shows up on Google but it timed out when I tried to go there.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2005 at 7:07PM
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monarae_gw(z4 IOWA)

That is what happened here with the workers also.
No notice, just had a couple of days.....
I will miss smelling the dirt in Jan. as that is when I
start to get spring fever! hehe!


    Bookmark   December 21, 2005 at 8:59AM
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rbatesmillernursery(Zone 5)

Earl May actually closed 12 stores in total and a few years ago they fired all of their Professional Landscape Designers, ending their professional landscaping program.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2006 at 7:59AM
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I see the one in Denison was closed also.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2006 at 8:32AM
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The one in Iowa city is still open. i called them yesterday for some questions and they said they will be having new shipments in 2 weeks, meaning they probpaly won't close soon.
i don't know why all the other ones closed...

    Bookmark   April 13, 2006 at 12:22PM
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whatcheer(z4 Ia)

Our Earl May in Waterloo, Cedar Falls is still open. I'm afraid the big chain stores are really making it hard on them.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2006 at 9:46AM
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I think they are restructuring or something. I stopped at the one in Ottumwa and bought a small greenhouse and asked about Alfalfa Meal for my Hosta's and they don't carry it because they aren't classified as a feed store or something similar. Leaning towards greenhouse/plant sales.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2006 at 12:53PM
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Our Earl May on the Northwest side of town here in Cedar Rapids is still open and are advertising for landscaping crews to hire. This is a small store, but I still like to go and browse and of course dream over their big pots and planters that I can't afford.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2006 at 5:48PM
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winifred--Thats were I got my Alfalfa meal last year but I don't think they were going to get any in this year. Wanted to try it with my Hosta's again.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2006 at 9:06PM
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The Earl May in Atlantic, IA closed last fall and also in Red Oak, IA a few years ago.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2006 at 11:20PM
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