Long-time local business Habig Garden Shops has closed its original Meridian-Kessler location at 5201 N. College Ave., though its Nora and Carmel locations remain in operation.
The company announced the closure Wednesday afternoon on its Facebook page.
“Dear friends due to multiple circumstances the Habigs have made the decision to close the 52nd and College location and consolidate our efforts to our Nora and Carmel stores,” the business said in the posting. “There is no one reason or blame. It is the best way for us to continue moving forward with our business, our employees, our customers and our friends.”
In a separate post, the company said that the Meridian-Kessler store’s staff and its “beloved cat Marley” are now at Habig’s Nora location at 1225 E. 86th St. Habig also operates a Carmel store at 15311 N. Meridian St.
A fourth Habig store, at 1105 N. Arlington Ave. just north of Irvington, closed in 2015.
The company was founded in 1953 by Frank Habig, whose four children now run the business.