The days are numbered to In the garden long-standing location in a cute little old cooler on Camp Bowie Boulevard and Hulen Street. After two decades “on the bricks,” West Fort Worth’s beloved destination for outdoor furniture will close on Sunday, November 21 and move to the chic Shops at Clearfork complex.
“We are closing the Camp Bowie store this weekend at 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 21 and will reopen at Clearfork stores, 5133 Marathon Ave., on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 11 a.m.,” confirms spokesperson Mary Van Meter.
Originally opened in 1993, In the garden occupies its highly visible corner at 4600 Dexter Ave. since 2001, selling everything from outdoor sofas to decorative wreaths. But times have changed, and so has this family business, says Van Meter.
“The Clearfork store is a bigger, more modern space in a vibrant mall,” she says. “We have a huge internet business and now we will have more space to display new collections from the different outdoor furniture manufacturers that we represent. “
The Clearfork stores, home to several luxury interior design stores, will also allow Into the Garden to attract new customers who regularly walk the Chisolm Trail Parkway.
“We look forward to more foot traffic and expanding our brand to Clearfork’s exciting new customer base, and expanding our customer base,” said Van Meter.
The new store will offer an even wider range of furniture, including outdoor sofas, dining tables, chairs, daybeds, fireplaces, and more. Customers can expect some of the quality brands they know and love at Into the Garden, including Barlow-Tyrie, Brown Jordan, Kingsley Bate, KNF-Neille Olson, Lloyd Flanders, Ratana, Tropitone and Woodard. And the staff will be on hand to help clients build the outdoor rooms of their dreams, they say.
“We’re redesigning the Clearfork space a bit to add more natural light and update it with warmer colors and finishes,” Van Meter said.
But wait, there’s more to come, she entices.
“We are building a 950 square foot patio on the west sidewalk so guests can browse the lifestyle groups,” she says. “We will be launching new lines of outdoor furniture and accessories while showcasing some of our top sellers. “
The new Clearfork store will take over the former Z Gallerie space, next to Arhaus. A smooth opening will take place in January, with the grand official opening scheduled for March 2022, Van Meter said.
But first comes the sales – the final sales at the old location before the doors officially close.
All moving sales items at the old location are at 75 percent off until doors close on Sunday. They also sell a lot of displays, which they say are great shelving and storage solutions.
The iconic cactus in front of the old store? Too late for that, it’s already sold.
As for what might move into the old Dexter Avenue store – once the home of Celebration Restaurant – Van Meter says: “Everyone is hoping for a restaurant.