The extreme heat and drought along with the poor economy which led to a drop in the companies sales are just a few reasons why the company says they could no longer stay in business.
I came right out here and now its all blocked off you cant get in I don't understand," said Barbara Gernhardt, a longtime customer.
Gernhardt quickly learned that the Neuhouser nursery on
Well its a shame because they have nice stuff00I'm sure they have their reasons," said Gernhardt.
Neuhouser's says that the bank they have done business with for over 30 years dropped its annual line of credit overnight after the bank eliminated its small business lending department. Kenton Neuhouser the owner of the company said,
"I am forever indebted to the best staff ever in all 35 years who have truly given their heart and soul by working over against the elements with optimism, hard work and dedication right up to the end."
The announcement came as a surprise to Michelle Briggs Wedaman who has done business with them for many years.
"Personally it's a real loss--we were planning a new section of our new little garden here in the center city and we had come to depend on them for quality plants," said Wedaman.
The statement the company released stressed the fact that the closing of Neuhouser's was not planned and that any existing work orders will still be honored.