Brumley Gardens announced today that its Oak Cliff location is closing at the end of August.
The garden store opened its first location in Lake Highlands more than 20 years ago and expanded to Oak Cliff in 2012. The shop took a former gas station at 700 W. Davis, which previously had been Repotted, a short-lived neighborhood garden store. Prior to that, the space had been vacant for several years.
Store manager Marie Jenkins said several factors led to the decision to close, including
increasing rent, upcoming sewer maintenance on West Davis wherein the street will be under construction for up to nine months, and flagging sales, which she attributes to an unusually rainy spring. [Correction: Landlord Craig Schenkel and store owner Chris Brumley confirm the rent had not been increased.]
Brumley Gardens is looking for another location in Oak Cliff, she says.
“Our landlords are wonderful, but it is all about business,” she says.
The store is liquidating, and starting Saturday, July 12, everything in the store will be at least 50 percent off.
“This community has been so wonderful and welcomed us,” Jenkins says. “It’s going to be hard for me to walk away because this has been my home for the past three years. We love this place.”