The garden store chain, which started with a Mill Valley store selling high-end English gardening tools, is going out of business and closing all 56 of its retail stores, including its location in Walnut Creek.
The Marin Independent-Journal says the company, headquartered in Novato, will begin to offer going-out-of-business sales today. So, it’s hard to say how long the Walnut Creek store will remain open. Until it sells off all its inventory, I suppose. And then there will be another empty storefront–unless another business moves in soon to replace it.
Smith & Hawken is actually owned by the weed killer, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., which decided to close the company after failing to find a buyer. Smith & Hawken’s sales had dropped 22 percent during the first two quarters of the current fiscal year, the Independent-Journal said.