Growers Exchange will build greenhouse in Henrico County
A Richmond-area online seller of herbs is building a greenhouse in eastern Henrico County.
The Growers Exchange, which currently has operations on a 600-acre farm in Charles City County, has purchased land and soon will start construction on four acres at Tech Park Place in Varina, according to Commonwealth Commercial Real Estate, which helped broker the deal.
The Henrico-based real estate firm said access to transportation, workforce and Internet providers all played a role in the company’s decision on a location.
The Growers Exchange, started in 1985, is owned by Briscoe and Kenan White. It grows and sells more than 175 varieties of spices and herbs, which it sells online across the U.S.
Commonwealth Commercial said the new facility will modernize operations as the business adds new varieties and speeds up shipping.
The firm’s Sam Worley and Ryan Fanelli represented the seller in marketing the property. Jim McVey and Middleton Smith represented the buyer in site selection.