Thursday, July 19, 2018
Business

Low bids ground Eve's Garden auction

LAND O'LAKES — Eve's Garden is still in business after a planned auction fizzled last week amid bargain-basement bidding.

"It was ridiculous. It was so low. We just stopped and told them to go home,'' said Evie Lynn, who is moving her 37-year-old business from Land O'Lakes Boulevard (U.S. 41) to Groveland.

The property, nearly 7 acres between U.S. 41 and Lake Helen, will remain on the market, and Lynn said she is confident the land will sell quickly.

The inventory auction of the bonsai-growing business also ended unsuccessfully.

"People wanted to pay pennies on the dollar. I was not about to give them away. It was an insult,'' said Lynn.

She plans for her retail operation to remain open on U.S. 41 for the next few months while moving inventory to Groveland.

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