A very long-jogging plant nursery in Chesterfield has sown the seeds for an enlargement north of the river.
Cross Creek Nursery and Landscaping is planning a new nursery and yard middle on a 15-acre web page at 15503 Ashland Highway in Hanover County, in the vicinity of the intersection with Pouncey Tract Street.
The new nursery is anticipated to open by late 2022, Mark McAuliffe of Cross Creek said this week. It will be the company’s second nursery, signing up for its current locale at 501 Courthouse Street in Chesterfield.
“Our home foundation will be listed here in Chesterfield but otherwise there will be the very same companies (at the Hanover nursery),” McAuliffe stated.
Cross Creek gives landscaping and routine maintenance expert services and sells plants and connected goods like mulch and soil.
The firm purchased the two Hanover parcels for its new nursery site for $550,000 from Pouncey Tract Partners in a offer that was recorded with Hanover in January, according to on line house documents. A 1,500-sq.-foot dwelling on the site will be converted into an workplace.
Cross Creek launched in 1974 as a plant keep named Tropical Treehouse in Carytown underneath Gene and Diane McAuliffe, Mark’s mother and father. They keep on to individual the enterprise, even though Mark and his brothers Jason and Andrew oversee working day-to-day operations.
The Chesterfield nursery opened in the 1980s, operating on about 18 acres of a more substantial 26-acre assets.
McAuliffe stated the organization has been contemplating a next place for numerous many years. He said the Hanover web page delivers the company nearer to present shoppers and positions it to faucet into new customers in that portion of town.
“We’ve had a significant degree of expansion below at this area in the past 10 decades to the point it was receiving a small little bit restricted,” he reported, referring to the Chesterfield location. “We experienced been searching for a pair decades. (The Hanover internet site) has dimensions. It is huge adequate to do what we want it to do.”
McAuliffe expects the Hanover nursery to be crafted in phases above many several years. The initially stage would be done future year and will involve the renovated office environment, a greenhouse that would be expanded later on, as very well as out of doors plant areas.
McAuliffe claimed the nursery will open up with about 30 to 40 workforce, about half of whom would be new hires. The enterprise at present has 175 employees distribute throughout the Chesterfield nursery, a farm in Nottoway County and a farm in Hanover.