Jack Payne Florist, which has been in business for 30+ years, closed its shop at 141 Linden St., in Wellesley at year-end. A note on the door simply reads “Closed for business, Thank You,” as Jack Payne heads off to retirement. The space is being cleared out and will become available in February, according to L. Grignaffini & Sons (which is also looking to fill space across the road at 148 Linden St., that was occupied by the Travel Institute).
The florist shop’s closing marks the second somewhat recent shutdown of a long-time Linden Street business, with Larry’s Barber Shop closing in August. That space was quickly filled with Linden Street Barber Shop.