Shelby Park business gives back to neighborhood in a colorful way

Tony Hess started his landscaping business in 1982 on Logan Street. For the past 40 years, the lot next to his business was used as a dumping ground for his company. “We used it not only for our equipment, but it was also our drop -off place for our shrubs and things that we tore out on the job, “Hess said.” At one point we had mulch as high as the building next to us! “Basically, it was a bit of an eye sore. So, Hess decided that when the time was right, he would open the area’s first nursery. “I buy from growers from all over, and a lot of them run nurseries. And I’ve always thought that would be a good business for here,” Hess said.Finally, in April, Hess was able to open.In just the first few months of being in business, neighbors and other businesses have noticed its benefits.Next door neighbor to the nursery is Atrium Brewing.Brewery Vice President Donald Mahoney said they have noticed more foot traffic thanks to the nursery. “They’ve always been great neighbors, but it’s just a brigh t beautiful place now, “Mahoney said.He hopes residents and guests to the area alike can come to have a drink at his business, and enjoy walking around the nursery as well.” I hope everyone can enjoy a day like that, “Mahoney Adam Stekelar, General Manager of Harvey’s, a business in the nearby Logan Street Market, says he’s most excited that the neighborhood is getting a different variety of businesses. “It’s nice to have something a little more lively and not just another restaurant, “There’s lots of great restaurants popping up throughout this neighborhood, but it’s nice to have something that actually brings some more green into the area.” Resident Chip Rogalinski, former president of the Shelby Park Neighborhood Association, said he knows this “When you see pretty flowers and trees, you can’t help but smile. When you smile, you think a little bit differently about a neighborhood,” Rogalinski said. “It encourages people to visit, purchase, shop, and they also come and want to live here. “Hess is just happy he’s bringing joy to the area that’s supported his business his for over 40 years.

Tony Hess started his landscaping business in 1982 on Logan Street. For the past 40 years, the lot next to his business was used as a dumping ground for his company.

“We used it not only for our equipment, but it was also our drop-off place for our shrubs and things that we tore out on the job,” Hess said. “At one point we had mulch as high as the building next to us! “”

Basically, it was a bit of an eye sore. So, Hess decided that when the time was right, he would open the area’s first nursery.

“I buy from growers from all over, and a lot of them run nurseries. And I’ve always thought that would be a good business for here,” Hess said.

Finally, in April, Hess was able to open.

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

Next door neighbor to the nursery is Atrium Brewing.

Brewery Vice President Donald Mahoney said they have noticed more foot traffic thanks to the nursery.

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

He hopes residents and guests to the area alike can come to have a drink at his business, and enjoy walking around the nursery as well.

“I hope everyone can enjoy a day like that,” Mahoney said.

Adam Stekelar, General Manager of Harvey’s, a business in the nearby Logan Street Market, says he’s most excited that the neighborhood is getting a different variety of businesses. “It’s nice to have something a little more lively and not just another restaurant,” Stekelar said. “There’s lots of great restaurants popping up throughout this neighborhood, but it’s nice to have something that actually brings some more green into the area.”

Resident Chip Rogalinski, former president of the Shelby Park Neighborhood Association, said he knows this was exactly what the neighborhood needs to continue to grow.

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

Hess is just happy he’s bringing joy to the area that’s supported his business for over 40 years.

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