B-TOWN BIZ: Grass Roots Withers In Olde Burien, Will Close June 19th

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by Janet Grella

“I’ve got very mixed feelings about closing Grass Roots. I feel like I’m letting people down. But it’s the right choice in this economy,” owner Tina Larson recently told The B-Town Blog.

Grass Roots, Olde Burien’s very specialized garden store, is closing on Friday, June 19th. Tina opened her shop in the Spring of 2007.

“The success of my store is largely in part because of the wonderful Burien community and my customers who practice buying locally,” said Tina. She also touted her shop employee Stephanie Ingersoll (pictured below) as being “indispensable.”

Grass Roots' "indispensible" Stephanie Ingersoll.

As Grass Roots departs Olde Burien, she also wanted give a shout out to the local Olde Burien businesses and merchants owned and operated largely by women:

“They’re super savvy, gracious and really supportive and welcoming,” she explained.

Now through June 19th, everything in the store will be 25% off. There’s still some specialty plants and garden accessories that Grass Roots has become known for. Even the fixtures are priced to sell (see photo below).

Now here’s the good news: Tina and Grass Roots will live on! Tina plans to name her fine gardening and design business Grass Roots Garden Company. It was that or Three Chicks in a Truck.

If you would like to talk to Tina (who’s been a horticulturist for 16 years) about your specific gardening or design need, call her at 206-353-1958.

We understand there’s a florist moving into the space, so Olde Burien will still have flowers.

Everything must go in Grass Roots' closing sale, including this "Shabby Chic" cabinet, priced at $75.

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2 Responses to “B-TOWN BIZ: Grass Roots Withers In Olde Burien, Will Close June 19th”
  1. Susie says:

    So sad to see them go. Stephanie and Tina were a fantastic fixture in Olde Burien and I am going to miss seeing them everyday. Fun people!

  2. Rob says:

    Too bad. Oh well sign of the times! Your store and wonderful staff will be missed

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