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Posted on: September 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town Bd to discuss future of Carlson's nursery Tuesday at 8 PM

Carlson's is going out of business. In recent years they have been approached by car dealerships, self storage. Some good news: another nursery interested in purchasing property

THE FUTURE OF A NURSERY THAT IS SELLING TO BE DISCUSSED AT TOWN BOARD MEETING NEXT TUESDAY at 8 pm

CARLSON’S (off of Dobbs Ferry Road)  MAY SELL TO ANOTHER NURSERY!... not a self storage facility, not a car dealership!


In recent years the Town has has become aware that Carlson’s nursery has struggled to remain viable with increased competition and the changing nature of this type of business. The nursery has been approached by car dealerships, a self storage use and other potential businesses, however, each of those businesses have been discouraged from pursuing the property because of community character concerns expressed by residents.  We have some good news: Another nursery is interested in purchasing the property. 

 

On Tuesday September 22nd at 8:00pm, the Town of Greenburgh will be hosting a community meeting related to the Carlson’s Nursery property located at 625 Dobbs Ferry Road. Family operated greenhouses both locally and regionally have had difficulty surviving long term as major big box retailers such as Lowes and Home Depot offer similar plant and landscaping products. The Town of Greenburgh has a few remaining nurseries such as Carlson’s, however, in the past several years we have seen several of these uses close (Sprain Brook Nursery, Frank’s Nursery, Michael & Sons [Saw Mill River Road]). The larger nurseries in the Town provide open space and a product that attracts local and regional customers. Carlson’s has been approached by another successful Nursery in the County (Cortland Farm) who seeks to operate and expand the Nursery on Dobbs Ferry Road (with continued support from the Carlson Family) and diversify the offerings on the site to include a farm stand building where fruit, vegetables, breads, etc. would be offered. This meeting, which will be held as a Zoom video conference hosted by the Town, will be an opportunity for the Carlsons and Cortland Farm operators to present their vision for the site and goal of keeping the nursery viable. A presentation will be made which will be followed by input from residents wishing ask questions or comment. If you wish to participate in the meeting please send an email to publiccomment@greenburghny.com specifying Carlson’s Nursery in the subject line or email. The meeting will be televised Live on Cablevision Channel 76, Verizon 35 and are streamed live.


 PAUL FEINER

Greenburgh Town Supervisor


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