Big Changes Coming to Sargent's

Updated on April 20, 2023

2021 marks 50 years in Rochester for Sargent’s. As we take time to reflect on this milestone, many amazing memories come to mind. But as cherished as the last 50 years are, it’s the next 50 years that have us really excited. This anniversary also marks the onset of a new era in Sargent’s future. As Rochester has grown and evolved, we have evolved with it. Recently, we have doubled down on this effort. Some examples include year-round employment and increased benefits for our staff, new environmental initiatives in the form of our solar bank and pollinator prairie, and expanded services such as our new tree care division. Although we are deeply proud of these developments, today we focus on another phase of our expansion: a remodeling of our 2nd Street location. 

A Garden Center: Reimagined

This remodel will take place over the course of multiple years and completely change the shopping experience at our 2nd Street garden center. The pictures above show the start of this endeavor. Phase one involves creating a massive 14’x50′ skylight down the center of our retail space creating a sea of natural light. Both our plants and guests can enjoy catching some sun year-round. We will also be expanding our retail greenhouse to 3 times its current size. The sheer size of the new structure requires that a new foundation be constructed. The already immense selection of houseplants will continue to expand into this space.  

In addition, the interior of the store will receive a complete makeover which also includes a coffee shop and patio/seating area. Come drink coffee and be productive amongst our lush houseplant haven. 

Everyone at Sargent’s is overflowing with gratitude towards our family of customers. After all, we do all of this to make our community a better place through the power and beauty of the natural world. Join us on this journey by following along on social media, and stopping in the store to see the progress for yourself!

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