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About Peck’s and the Iurato Family

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Peck’s Wines and Spirits, Inc. upon the occasion of celebrating its 30th Anniversary under the ownership of the Iurato family

  • WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to honor those businesses within the State of New York which distinguish themselves through outstanding professional behavior and enduring commitment to the community; and
  •  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its longstanding traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Peck’s Wines and Spirits, Inc. upon the occasion of celebrating its 30th Anniversary under the ownership of the Iurato family; and
  • WHEREAS, In May of 1987, Bill and Debbie Iurato purchased Peck’s Wines and Spirits, Inc. from John Umhey; original owners, Walter and Ruth Peck, first opened the store at 16 South St. in 1957; years later, the ownership transferred to Myra Roe who, in 1980, sold the business to John Umhey; and
  •  WHEREAS, In 1992, Bill and Debbie Iurato relocated Peck’s Wines and Spirits to larger quarters on Bank Street; after seven years of prosperity, they purchased the building; and
  • WHEREAS, The Iuratos studied wine and took educational tours of wine districts, becoming masterful sommeliers; they added more wines to their inventory and began holding wine tastings every Friday evening to introduce new discoveries; Peck’s Wines and Spirits also offered bar catering services and delivered soda, ice and other supplies along with the order of liquors and wine; and
  • WHEREAS, A family-run business, Corinne, Debbie and Bill Iurato’s daughter, has served as store manager for the last decade; unfortunately, Debbie died earlier this year; and
  • WHEREAS, It is with great pleasure that this Legislative Body acknowledges Peck’s Wines and Spirits’ success, recognizes its contributions to the local and State economies, and extends its highest commendation to the corporation and its employees, fully confident that, in its future, it will enjoy the same success which has so characterized its past; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to commend Peck’s Wines and Spirits, Inc. upon the occasion of celebrating its 30th Anniversary under the ownership of the Iurato family; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to Bill Iurato, Owner; and Corrine Iurato, Store Manager, Peck’s Wines and Spirits, Inc.

Thirty years ago, Bill and Debbie Iurato purchased Peck’s Wines and Spirits, Inc., now located at 1 Bank St. in Warwick. And, sadly, were it not for the passing of Debbie Iurato in 2017, this important milestone would have been cause for a major celebration.

Nevertheless, it’s important to recognize this anniversary since Peck’s is one of the oldest businesses in Warwick and that it’s been 60 years since the original owners, Walter and Ruth Peck, first opened their store at 16 South St. in 1957.

Years later, the ownership transferred to Myra Roe who, in 1980, sold the business to John Umhey. And after seven years, he, in turn, sold Peck’s, as it continued to be named, to Bill and Debbie Iurato. That was in May 1987 and they continued to operate Peck’s Wines and Spirits from the South St. location.

In 1992, however, they moved to larger quarters on Bank St. and, after seven years, purchased the building. Under the new ownership and management, Peck’s Wines and Spirits blossomed.

The Iuratos studied wine and took educational tours of wine districts. They added more wines to their inventory and began holding wine tastings every Friday evening to introduce new discoveries. Peck’s also offered bar catering services and delivered soda, ice and whatever else the party needed with the order of liquors and wine.

Today, Bill Iurato shares the tasks of running Peck’s Wines and Spirits with his daughter Corrine, who, for the past 10 years, has been the store’s manager. To contact Peck’s Wines and Spirits call 845-986-9463.