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Homewood Florist closing up shop after 62 years

The 12- to 15-hour day and seven-day-a-week schedule will be coming to an end for Marty and Kyle Arrivo, owners of Homewood Florist. They announced their retirement and will close the store Oct. 31.

The shop at 18064 Martin Ave. in downtown Homewood has been at that location for 62 years. It was founded by Paul Arrivo, Marty’s dad, in the 1960s. He learned the floral business in Roseland and was encouraged to come to Homewood by Joe Aurelio, who opened his original pizza restaurant on Ridge Road in 1959.

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