Online orders and big box stores are hurting small retail.
Just ask Stephen Scheunert of Pointe Claire nursery.
He's been forced to close after 32 years.
People shop online then come to him for advice.
"You can't make money by just giving advice all the time." "You need advice followed up by some kind of purchase. "
"That's how business works." "And you know, there's just not enough of it around to justify staying open and paying rent."
Scheunert will maintain some services, like the spring annuals and winter Christmas tree sale.
He won't say for now what kind of store, if any will, replace Pointe Claire nursery.
Plaza Pointe Claire, at Highway 20 and St. John's is the second oldest mall in the West Island, behind Dorval Gardens.