Out with the old, in with the new

For those of you reading who have a green thumb, you may remember that year or so back The Urban Gardner relocated from its home on Boulevard to its new home off the square in EAV, across from Graveyard Tavern.

This move was apparently not for the better, and last week they closed their retail doors for good (if you were in the know you may have picked up bargain planters and pots like I did, HT to Amanda for the heads up). According to co-owner Robin Marcus they’ll still be conducting workshops, performing landscape design and many of the other outreach programs they had running. It’s sad to see them go.

In related news, Farmer D has opened a retail shop in Atlanta which is being run out of (ironically enough) one location of a car wash chain he founded when he was 14. Amazing and true, as is the story of his relationship with Whole Foods Markets and our having an unsung environmental hometown hero in our midst. Read more about him here and visit his little shop, they’ve got most of what you need for your gardening delights, and what they don’t have yet, they will. Be sure to keep an eye on them come spring as well, when they’ll be offering classes and the like.

Now on to food stuffs. Does anyone have the scoop on why last night when I called in a delivery from Johnny’s O4W the phone was answered “Jack’s Pizza and Wings”? A surprise to be sure, and I’m not clear yet on if the change of name involved a change of ownership, if it was just the one store or the whole chain, or who designed their new logo (enh).

2 Comments so far

  1. surf303 on December 31st, 2008 @ 1:24 am

    Jack’s Pizza and Wings have dropped their "Johnny’s Pizza" franchise. Same owners, same or better food.

  2. georgepburdell on December 31st, 2008 @ 10:36 am

    Shame about the urban gardener, but the new location pretty much sucked.

    It’s pretty much like the "Little Five Points Pizza" (aka Felinis) situation. Basically the same food with nothing changing but the name. They do need to work on their signage though…new font looks terrible.

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