‘Pick a Peck of flowers’

After 105 years, Peck’s Flowers opens second location in Northville

A view of Peck’s Flowers new store in Northville, located at 132 Division St. The store, which opened for business in July, offers a full range of flower arrangements and a gift shop featuring work from local artists and wood crafters. (The Leader-Herald/Josh Bovee)

NORTHVILLE — If there’s one thing the Peck’s know, it’s flowers. After more than a century in business and spanning three generations, Peck’s Flowers in Gloversville does it all — from seasonal bouquets to birthday arrangements, from wedding decor to funeral wreaths, from a single rose to an elaborate custom display. With all that experience under their belts, it seems the only thing left for them to do was expand, which is exactly what they’ve done.

At 132 Division St., in the heart of bustling Northville, a rustic red barn with forest green trim, is now a new home for Peck’s Flowers. The structure was once a stage coach barn for horses, Sally Peck explained in a written statement. The horses were used to deliver mail and adventurous explorers to the North Country, beyond where the train could bring them.

While the days of stage coaches are long gone, the historic edifice is now ripe with the smell of fresh cut flowers, now that Bob and Sally Peck, third generation owners of Peck’s Flowers and residents of Northville, have transformed the space into Peck’s Flowers second flower shop.

“We’re very proud to be a part of the business community and to be part of the Renaissance in Northville,” Sally Peck said. “It has become a nice little district.”

Peck’s Flower’s Northville location opened shop on July 6. A full-service flower shop, the new location is equipped with a fully stocked floral cooler for anyone to “walk in and just ‘pick a peck of flowers.'” They also have hanging baskets, outdoor potted flowers, plants, and will have wreaths and evergreen accents available in winter. The store features “delivery to the North Country around the Great Sacandaga Lake, and to towns from Mayfield to Speculator.”

Sally Peck of Peck’s Flowers stands behind the counter of Peck’s Flowers in Northville on Wednesday. (The Leader-Herald/Josh Bovee)

In addition to flowers, Peck’s Flowers in Northville is also chock full of gifts, including cards and a plethora of unique items from artists and wood crafters, many of them local.

“Our gift line is unique and features artistic jewelry, as well as an eclectic collection of containers and vases for flowers and other creations,” Sally said in her statement.

Peck’s Flowers was established by Clarence Peck in 1913. After many years, the business switched hands to Clarence’s son, William Peck, who ran the business until his retirement in 1988. William then left the business to his son Bob Peck, who, with his wife Sally, has run the business ever since.

Now in it’s 105th year of operation, the business continues to thrive. While Sally is in charge of the gift shop, Bob specializes in custom arrangements of flowers.

“Bob Peck has been designing flowers for 45 years, from the essential to the extreme,” Sally said.

A view inside the new Peck’s Flowers store in Northville. In addition to custom flower arrangement, the store features a full line of gift items. (The Leader-Herald/Josh Bovee)

With all the excitement surrounding the opening of the new location in Northville, the Peck’s want to make clear that they have no intention of abandoning their Gloversville location, which they will continue to own and operate.

“We are excited and honored to share this great space and structure with the community. We love what we do and feel genuinely blessed to have this opportunity,” Sally said. “Our Gloversville store will always be the heartbeat and home to Peck’s Flowers. We look forward to expanding our horizons to service a broader area and sharing our love of flowers with or customers.”

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