Mohrfeld to open seasonal retail outlet by historical society

Workers from Matt's Greenhouse started working on setting up the outdoor retail center for spring and summer sales. Owner Matt Mohrfeld said weather-permitting he should be open for business on April 1 in the North Lee County Historical Society parking lot located on the south side of the 900 block of Avenue H. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC.



FORT MADISON –  Workers from Matt’s Greenhouse took advantage of the easy weather on Monday to start putting up the retail outlet for the local bedding plant wholesaler on the south side of the 900 block of Avenue H.

Owner Matt Mohrfeld, who for years had retail space on the County Market property, had to move the location due to the obvious construction going on at that location.

“We’re a spring bedding plant garden center, so we’re gonna have annuals, perennials, hanging plants, soil, seed, all the stuff that you’d need on your deck, that’s what we grow and provide,” he said.

Hours will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and Mohrfeld said he will also have a space at Fareway Grocery in Burlington this year with the same hours. Weather permitting he hopes to have the Fort Madison facility open by April 1.

Mohrfeld said he was able to lease space from the North Lee County Historical Society to set up shop this year.

“We paid them about $10,000 to use that parking lot and I think that’s a good lease. We really appreciate the historical society helping us out,” Mohrfeld said.

Justin Kirchner, foreground and Shawn Eid, back, along with a crew of about five, work on Monday to get structures in place for Matt’s Greenhouse’s retail outlet in the parking lot just west of the North Lee County Historical Society on the south side of the 900 block of Avenue H. Matt Mohrfeld said he hopes to have the spring bedding garden center open by April 1. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC.




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