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SALISBURY, Md. — A landmark business is closing, marking the end of the oldest floral business in town.

Benedict The Florist closes its doors for good Friday to make way for the building of a CVS Pharmacy on the lot at the corner of South Salisbury Boulevard and College Avenue.

Though the brick shop has been there since 1957, the business goes back more than 130 years when it was formed in New York state. Brothers George and Steve Benedict, with their cousin, Glenn, are the fourth generation of Benedicts to own and operate the company. All three have worked in the business since they were children, but it was their late fathers, twins George and Glenn Benedict seniors who were the face of the business since 1947.

“Our great-grandfather, George H. Benedict, started near Ithaca in 1881 when he was 17,” said George. “He came here in 1906 with his son Herman G. Ben……………. continues on The Republic
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