Another chapter in local small business history came to a close this weekend as family-owned Peckman’s Liquor shop of 8 North William Street, Pearl River closed its doors after almost 70 consecutive years of serving the community.
Founded by Herbert Peckman in 1947, the shop had been run since 1970 by Herbert’s son Donald and his wife Sue. The Peckmans owned the property and sold it to an undisclosed retailer expected to open their doors this year.
“We appreciate the community,” Donald said. “A lot of the people weren’t just customers, after a while, they became friends. That’s the only thing I’ll really miss.”
Donald and Sue plan to take down time and do some traveling this year before celebrating their son’s wedding in September.