Greenstreet Gardens announces that veteran grower and retailer, Shawn Keane, has joined the organization as General Manager to oversee the operations at both retail locations in Lothian, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia. Shawn’s skills in retail efficiencies will be focused on the quality and service of the rapidly-growing business.
Shawn began his career as a third-generation greenhouse grower in East Setauket, New York, working for his family’s business, Borella’s. Shawn purchased the company in 1998, which he renamed Olde Towne Gardens and converted to a retail garden center, that had, at that point, been its smallest division. Shawn specializes in retail operations and business management.
“I have known Shawn for over eighteen years,” says Ray Greenstreet, owner of Greenstreet Gardens. “As a grower and a retailer, he instinctively knows how to streamline retail operations to provide the best possible shopping experience for our customers, while offering only the highest-quality products. Having Shawn in place will also allow me to direct my attention to production and expanding our other divisions to offer products and services that have been in the planning stages for a long time.”
Shawn will be instrumental in the expansion of the Fall Festival this fall at the Lothian location, as well as the introduction of educational events and seminars at the Alexandria location. Shawn also brings a wealth of visual merchandising experience to showcase seasonal offerings.
Greenstreet Gardens has been one of the country’s premier retailer and growing garden centers since 2000. The Maryland location is at 391 West Bay Front Road in Lothian, and the newest location, which opened in spring of 2012, is at 1721 West Braddock Road in Alexandria, Virginia.