Cold Creek South Nursery held a decorative grand opening on Saturday October 2nd and the question is open as to whether it will be an ongoing move.
The nursery’s second location at 770 East Pine Log Road is intended as a seasonal shop, featuring fall and then winter products for at least the next three months.
“After the fall holidays, we’ll switch over to Christmas trees and traditional winter items,” said Cold Creek Regional Manager Michaela Berley on Saturday. That’s when they began what was a trial run on a new seasonal concept, and their plan to avoid traffic construction tie-ups at their longtime location on Hitchcock Parkway (a.k.a. The Aiken Bypass).
“We hope to at least temporarily get ahead of the traffic inconvenience for our customers,” said Berley, “and to see if they like this idea of finding seasonal/holiday plants and products in one place.”
Fall offerings at Cold Creek South will include pumpkins, mums, crotons, ornamental peppers, corn stalks, hay bales, and more. As December approaches, Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, and other winter décor will be available.
Cold Creek co-owner Bill Tiszai, with his wife Jennifer, said everyone from the nursery was pleased with the turnout, especially Saturday morning.
The grand opening ran from 10 a.m., to 7 p.m., and did a brisk business in the morning, but the shoppers were gone by mid-afternoon. Perhaps there’s a lesson there for the Tiszais, or perhaps not? Maybe it was just such a beautiful day that the public found lots of other things to do around Aiken, there certainly were lots of other celebrations of the perfect blue-sky fall weather around town.