Village Flower Shoppe Has New Owner

NORFOLK - The Village Flower Shoppe, at 1006 Riverside Blvd., owned and operated by Lynda Brady since 1974, has a new owner.  Norfolk resident Missy Rech purchased the 40-year-old floral design business and will take ownership February 1st.  Brady has been in the floral design industry for more than 45 years and in business for 40 and indends to retire this winter.  She had prepared to close the shop for good on January 31st, until Rech approached her.  Rech has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater design and managed several small businesses.  She has spent 11 years as Circulation Director for the Norfolk Daily News and has been Public Relations Coordinator at Heritage of Bel Air for the past year-and-a-half.  Brady and Rech expect the transition of ownership to be seamless for customers.  The shoppe's employees are all staying on.