Hoskins-Meyer was a local retailer for more than 100 years. Although known for most of its existence as a floral retailer, the store (initially known as just “Hoskins”) actually began as a dry goods, stationery, and tobacco store, and was one of the first, if not the first, retailers in the region to offer photofinishing products and services. Philip Meyer, who co-owned the store with his wife, Etta Hoskins-Meyer, also founded KFYR Radio in 1925. The Meyer family maintained ownership of KFYR until the mid 1990s.
The store closed unexpectedly at the end of 2008, without any explanation. It was later confirmed that the store closed due to financial reasons and would not re-open. The building which housed the floral retailer from 1950 until its closure, located at 302 East Avenue E, was foreclosed and ultimately auctioned off in July 2009. The former greenhouse was demolished in April 2010 to make room for a new senior housing development.
Hoskins-Meyer had been located on the northwest corner of 4th Street & Broadway Avenue for much of its existence. The building, now mostly known for housing KFYR, was once known as the Hoskins Block/Hoskins Building.