Madeline MacAnka, owner of Bon Fleur Florist, announces on Nov. 1, the shop will celebrate 20 years of doing business in New Canaan.

"I would like to thank all our loyal customers helping Bon Fleur achieve this great milestone," MacAnka said. "Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, Valentine's Day or just a special celebration, our customers have entrusted us to make it extra special. We will continue to offer exceptional quality and service combined with creative and trendy designs for the next 20 years to come."

Joost and Alex Bongaert, with the help of Barbara Bergman, opened the doors of Bon Fleur in an old gas station located at the corner of Elm & Park street ( the current location of Starbucks) on Nov. 1, 1991. According to the original press release, "Shrubs and tubs of flowers will replace the old gas pumps in one of the town's most visible corners."

There was a second move to Elm Street, and in 2000 the store moved to its current location. MacAnka, the former store manager, purchased the store in 2002 and continues to own and manage the shop today.

"For a small business to thrive for 20 years is a true accomplishment. We appreciate all our customers supporting our local business," said MacAnka.

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To celebrate, Bon Fleur is announces its "20 for 20" town-wide floral treasure hunt. Starting 20 days before the celebration on Monday Oct. 10, there will be a floral arrangement placed in a significant New Canaan location every day, except Sundays. A photo of the mysterious location will also be posted on the florist's Facebook page. Once the location has been identified, it should be written down. The first person to correctly bring in the completed list, with the locations listed in the correct order, will be declared the winner. The prize will be a floral arrangement delivered every month for a year to their home in New Canaan.

"Bon Fleur will be celebrating all day and we hope our customers will come in to join in on the fun" said, MacAnka. "The day will be filled with lots of surprises."

Bon Fleur is a full-service floral boutique specializing in European inspired designs, serving New Canaan and other area towns. For two consecutive years, the shop has been awarded the "Best Of Flower Shop" published in New Cannan/Darien Magazine. It is centrally located in downtown New Canaan at 149 Cherry St. Orders can be placed by calling 203-966-3180 or visit www.bonfleur.com.