WASHINGTON — What you see is what you get.
But in the case of Spokane Flower Stops, that’s not what you see.
The Spokane County Commission has decided to pull all of its flower shop permits in the county, saying the shop’s license was suspended after a complaint from a customer.
The commission voted 5-0 to approve the ban Wednesday.
The vote came just weeks after a judge ordered a temporary halt to the sale of the shop after the commission received a complaint in December.
It wasn’t immediately clear what the future hold-up in the flower shop will be.
Spokane Flower Shop owner Betty Stowell says she is disappointed.
“I’m disappointed to see the commission take this action and I am disappointed to have the commission vote to suspend our license,” she said.
“This is going to impact so many people and businesses across Spokane County and it’s unfortunate that it’s happened in such a short time.”
The people who work in the store will have to pay the costs of repairing the damage.
We’ve lost so much business because of this.
The customers who visit our shop will have no access to the flowers, they’ll have to go elsewhere.
“The Spokane Flower Store owner says the store is still open and that she has no plans to close.