I admit that in my 29 years in the neighborhood, I must have only bought flowers there three or four times. Though the selection at Gloria Flower Shoppe was limited, they always had beautiful roses and lilies. I suppose the owners concentrated mostly on supplying wreath for funerals.
Back then, there were fewer places were one could purchase bouquets or houseplants in Carroll Gardens. Unlike today, not many of the delis carried fresh-cut flowers.
I always loved the green and white tiles in the display window as well as the terrazzo entrance that sported the store's name.
I am not sure how long the store had operated at this location, but the awning still display's a telephone number without an area code, which would indicate that it has been up since at least 1984, when Brooklyn was assigned the 718 code. (Can anyone tell us when Gloria opened?)
One does not see many stores for sale on Court Street. This one is listed by Brooklyn Real, which has an office just across the street.
Any information about the history of the store would be greatly appreciated.