Business Briefs, March 28


Groundworks @ Hrens will open in the former Hren’s Nursery at 530 Montauk Highway in East Hampton, just west of Amagansett, this weekend. An open house is scheduled for Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.

The new business’s partners are Linda and Andy Silich, the owners of Groundworks Landcaping Inc., and Kim Hren, the granddaughter of Hren’s founder, Joseph A. Hren.

The garden center will offer gifts, outdoor furniture, pet essentials, fire pits, outdoor kitchens and a wide variety of plant choices. Workshops will be offered in the future as well.

“I walk around here and remember the history,” said Ms. Hren, whose parents, Joe and Charlene Hren, ran the nursery for decades, beginning in 1960. “We hope to bring some of that back and also add to it with our own traditions and Groundworks flair” she said.

Groundworks Landscaping Inc. was established 11 years ago. The company worked out of an office on 7 Toilsome Lane in East Hampton Village. “We started out in our basement, in a small little room—to move everything and start again—our staff, our plant material, our roots, to Montauk Highway is very exciting,” said Ms. Silich.

For more information, call 324-7373.

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