The Shelby Park business provides a colorful way for the neighborhood

Tony Hesse started his garden business in 1982 on Logan Street. For the past 40 years, the land next to his business has been used as a landfill for his company. “At one point we had mulch as high as the building next to us!” Basically, there was a bit of eye pain. So Hesse decided that when the time came, he would open the first farm in the area. “I buy from all sorts of producers, and a lot of them run farms. And I’ve always thought it would be a good business here,” Hess said. Finally, in April, Hesse was able to open. In the first few months of being in business, residents and other businesses have noticed its benefits. Next door to the nursery is the Atrium Brewing. Brewery vice president Donald Mahoney said the nursery has noticed more pedestrian traffic. “They’ve always been great neighbors, but now it’s just a bright, beautiful place,” Mahoney said. He hopes his neighbors and guests will come over for a drink. in his business, and enjoy a walk in kindergarten as well. “I hope everyone enjoys a day like this,” Mahoney said. Adam Stekelar, CEO of Harvey’s, a business in the nearby Logan Street Market, says he’s excited that neighborhoods are getting a different business. “It’s nice to have something more lively and not have another restaurant,” Stekelar said. “There are a lot of great restaurants throughout this neighborhood, but it’s nice to have something that brings more green to the area.” Neighbor Chip Rogalinski, a former president of the Shelby Park Neighborhood Association, said he knows that’s what the neighborhood needs to continue to grow. “When you see beautiful flowers and trees, you can’t smile. When you smile, think a little differently about a neighborhood,” Rogalinski said. “It encourages people to visit, to shop, to shop, and they come here to live and they want to live.” Hess is happy because she has been giving joy to the field that has sustained her business for over 40 years.

Tony Hesse started his garden business in 1982 on Logan Street. For the past 40 years, the land next to his business was used as a landfill for his company.

“Not only did we use our equipment, but we also used the space to leave our bushes and the things we ripped out at work,” Hess said. “At one point we had mulch as high as the building next to us!”

It was basically a bit of an eye ache. So Hesse decided that when the time came he would open the first nursery in the area.

“I buy from all sorts of producers, and a lot of them run farms. And I’ve always thought it would be good business here,” Hess said.

Finally, in April, Hesse was able to open.

In the first few months of being in business, residents and other businesses have noticed its benefits.

A neighbor next door to the nursery is Atrium Brewing.

Donald Mahoney, vice president of the brewery, said they have noticed more pedestrian traffic thanks to the nursery.

“They’ve always been great neighbors, but now it’s a beautiful bright place,” Mahoney said.

Neighbors and guests in the area hope to come and have a drink at their business and also enjoy a walk through the nursery.

“I hope everyone enjoys a day like this,” Mahoney said.

Adam Stekelar, CEO of Harvey’s, a business in the nearby Logan Street Market, says he’s excited that neighborhoods are getting a different business. “It’s nice to have something more intense and not have another restaurant,” Stekelar said. “There are a lot of great restaurants throughout this neighborhood, but it’s nice to have something that brings more green to the area.”

Neighbor Chip Rogalinski, a former president of the Shelby Park Neighborhood Association, said he knows that’s what the neighborhood needs to continue to grow.

“When you see beautiful flowers and trees, you can’t help but smile. When you smile, you think differently about a neighborhood,” Rogalinski said. “It encourages people to visit, to shop, to shop, and they also come and want to live here.”

Hess is happy to give joy to the field that has sustained her business for over 40 years.

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