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Earl May is closing

Posted by Monarae z4 IOWA (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 12, 05 at 7:54

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......

MonaRae


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RE: Earl May is closing

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


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Ours in Boone closed last week also.


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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!


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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.


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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!

MonaRae


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RE: Earl May is closing

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.


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I see the one in Denison was closed also.


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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...


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


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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.
Paws


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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.


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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.
Paws


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RE: Earl May is closing

The Earl May in Atlantic, IA closed last fall and also in Red Oak, IA a few years ago.


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