Quadlands Flowers In North Adams Is Closing
A place in North Adams that has been bringing happiness with beautiful flowers, plants, and gifts that has been a big part of the history businesses in North Adams of 58 years is closing its doors.
Quadlands Flowers and Gifts posted a flyer stating:
After 58 years of wonderful memories with all our employees, loyal customers and friends. It is now time for me to begin the next exciting chapter in my life. Thank you for your support over the years and my very best to you for a happy and healthy life.
Please come in and take advantage of our huge inventory sale at discounted rates. Everything must go including tables and shelves and more by June 20th at 90 Holden Street North Adams.
They will be missed by so many!
In an article done on iBerkshires.com back in August 3, 2015, Gave some of the history of Flower and gifts store that started as a Greenhouse
The business was established as Quadland's Greenhouses in 1904 by Warren Quadland. After graduating from Drury High School, Quadland apprenticed at a Philadelphia nursery for three years before returning to buy the greenhouses on Houghton Street next to where he'd grown up.
Quadland opened the floral shop on Main Street in 1921, and later one of his sons joined the business for a while before branching out into hotels and gift shops. In 1955, the Quadlands retired and sold the flower shop to his niece, Peggy Quadland Pettibone, and her husband.
The Martins bought the business in 1962 and moved in 1966 to what was then the Artery Arcade when the space it occupied on the west end of Main Street was consigned to the wrecking ball during urban renewal.