BROKEN BOW—After 85 years of serving the community, a longtime floral shop has been updated and is under new ownership as Broken Bow Floral & Plant Studio (533 S 1st Ave, Broken Bow, NE 68822) and joined the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce.
Broken Bow Floral was recently purchased by Julie and Nolan Hueftle from longtime owner Tammy Flynn. The shop celebrated a ribbon cutting on Friday, October 16 with special guests including Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley and Senator Matt Williams.
“It’s just a great addition to the community. It’s already a wonderful community and this one more embellishment to it. So congratulations and thanks for your hard work!” Lt. Gov. Mike Foley said. Senator Matt Williams added, “Broken Bow continues to grow and continues to do the right things and we’re so proud of the business community. This community supports the other businesses that are here and that’s important.”
Remodeling has taken a couple of months but Broken Bow Floral & Plant Studio remained open to customers, and even saw an increase in out-of-state orders during COVID-19 shutdowns. It now features a beautiful new plant room, flooring, outdoor signage, fresh paint, and many shelves built by Nolan Hueftle.
“I’m just the handy man! Whatever they need done, I’ll do it!” Nolan Hueftle laughed. “He built all the shelves. The boys and everybody has helped so much it’s just been unreal. In a couple months this just transformed. I couldn’t have done it without all these guys,” Julie Hueftle said.
Julie Hueftle said she decided to take on this fun, new adventure because of her interest in creating beautiful flower arrangements. During last week’s ribbon cutting she said she used to walk by a flower shop on her way home from school in Albion. She asked for a job and began working at the shop in seventh grade and all through high school. Julie said she anxiously awaits a visit from her former Albion floral shop boss.
The Hueftle family appreciates the support of the staff and all those who worked to transform the store. In addition to fresh plants and flowers, customers can also find an abundance of any-occasion gifts, wedding and baby gifts, homemade caramels, chocolates, balloons, candy bouquets, nuts, toffee, pretzels, snack mix, cake pops, and other unique items. Julie said she tries to carry what other stores do not but if someone is looking for something else, she’ll direct them to another local business.
“The support has been overwhelming so we appreciate everybody that has continued to shop here because we’ve been here for 85 years—Broken Bow Floral has. The team that I inherited—I couldn’t do it without them either: Lois and Tracy, we’ve hired Lori, and Kim was here. I couldn’t have done it without all their help,” Julie Hueftle said.
Julie added that she “couldn’t do it without their help” of staff members and thanked Lois Clay (who has worked at BB Floral for 39 years), Tracy Delaet, MacKenzie Hueftle, Lori Lambrecht and Kim Mooney as well as Talon Scott, Travin Flynn, Chapin’s Furniture, Nolan Hueftle, Conrad Hueftle, Jacob Hueftle, Chelsey Hueftle, Morgan Oschner for all of their hardwork.
Broken Bow Floral & Plant Studio invites the public to check out the store Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday mornings for all of their flower and gift needs: funerals, anniversaries, birthdays, or any occasion because “every day is a good day to get flowers,” according to Julie.