Friday's Fresh Market purchases Wallace's Garden Center and Greenhouses

Friday's Fresh Market purchases Wallace's Garden Center and Greenhouses

The Davenport, Iowa, business will begin producing hydroponic leafy greens in addition to bedding plants, house plants, perennials and other crops.

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February 5, 2020

A new sign has gone up in front of the former Wallace's Garden Center and Greenhouses in the northwest corner of Davenport's Northwest Boulevard and Division Street.

Friday's Fresh Market, a business founded in 2015 by Andrew and Chen Freitag, of Davenport, purchased the Wallace's location last fall, and will keep operating it as a traditional garden center and greenhouse.

The business is temporarily closed for remodeling, but will have a soft re-opening on Monday, Feb. 17, carrying a full line of products just as Wallace's did. This means bedding plants, house plants, perennials, pots, soil, mulch, tools, fertilizer, pesticides and so forth, Andrew Freitag said.

About one-third of the existing hoop houses will be used to grow traditional greenhouse flowers, while two-thirds will be used for food production. That will mean spinach in winter and herbs and microgreens in the summer

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