Local florist says goodbye after 20 years in business

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WRDW/WAGT) – After more than 20 years in business, Jim Bush Flower Shop in North Augusta announces the closure of its doors.

They’ve been there for all loved ones’ funerals, Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day since 1997.

From the turn of the Millennium, to Martintown Road becoming four lanes, to moving the GreenJackets to North Augusta, Jim Bush Flower Shop has been there through it all.

But the owners say it’s time for their next chapter.

“It’s going to be sad in this decision, but it’s also going to be a time when we spend more time with our family,” said Terri Webb, co-owner of Jim Bush Flower Shop.

After twenty-five years, Jim Bush and his family are retiring. North Augusta Florist opened in 1997, originally in the basement of a pharmacy.

The shop is holding a sale until next week when it officially closes for good.

“We arrived and opened, and it wasn’t even a year later that he decided to close the pharmacy and he offered to buy the building for us. So we came from ground floor downstairs and also rented the upper floor, there was also a business upstairs. So that’s how it all started,” she said.

They have been there for all of life’s memories.

“At the time, I think we knew everyone, and it doesn’t seem like it was that long ago, but we knew everyone, everyone who came in, it seems we knew them,” she said.

And has many memories as they helped create, they remember many others.

“Every year we do it at Christmas, and we enjoy it. So I think that’s one thing I’m going to miss the most,” Webb said.

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