BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
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.