WILTON MANORS – An outpouring of responses met the announcement of the death of Paul Holland, longtime Wilton Manors business owner and reported victim of a death at his own hands last week. The death of Holland, who owned Wilton Drive clothing store Zoo Two, was confirmed on Wednesday, July 25. The reasons for Holland’s apparent suicide are unclear, although police records indicate that he was arrested on July 2 for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs for the second offense, leaving the scene of an accident involving damage to property, and other charges.
Holland’s friends mourned his passing online. In a post at guymag.net, Brian C. Connelly said of Holland, “you were always kind to me, thank you,” and noted “the effects of addiction, and the people it touches, the drama it causes, the alienation & isolation,” adding that “all this emotional stinking thinking dominates a person with above average intelligence, who can be kind, loving, generous and can contribute greatly to the community.”
Holland opened Zoo Two on Wilton Drive in 2001, selling a large selection of higher-end clothing apparel for men. Holland is survived by sisters Peggy Holland and Robin Holland Alourdas.
A Facebook post on the latter’s page is asking for donations to help transport Holland’s remains for burial in Baltimore.