Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Shopping in Detroit: Allemon's Landscape Center

They "sell the earth" over on the eastside of Detroit. Allemon's Landscape Center, located at 17727 Mack at University, near Grosse Pointe, has used that motto since the humble beginning of the business in 1929.  Bill Allemon was a widower with three young children and few job prospects at the beginning of the Great Depression.  All he owned was a piece of land at the edge of Detroit, so he started selling leftover soil from Grosse Pointe building projects.  Over the years, Bill and the children, Florence, Henry, and Joe built the business into the largest gardening and landscaping supplies on the Eastside.

In the 1940s, Florence married Hank Tavery, who later joined her brothers and father in growing and running the store. In 1989, the third generation of Allemons took over the store; today there is a large selection of garden plants, accessories, supplies, and holiday items.  The business also has an eBay store, and still delivers soil and mulch. For almost 80 years, Allemon's Landscape Center has been in Detroit; it is still open seven days a week. There is a wonderful garden center right here in the "D"!

Monday - Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PHONE: 313.882.9085    FAX: 313.882.9036

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