After more than 60 years at its Little River Turnpike location, Campbell & Ferrara Outdoor Living will relocate next year.
According to owners Jim and Donna Campbell, the family-owned and run business will move to 8357 Richmond Highway, during the summer of 2013.
“We’re pretty excited about it,” said Jim. “It gives us a chance to redefine our landscape services as we move forward into second generation.“
The longtime garden center will be replaced by 29 single-family homes, which will be built on Willow Run Drive.
“We’ll transition out as the homes are built and start building on our new location,” said Donna.
Campbell & Ferrara opened in the Annandale area in 1945. The store started out specializing in selling growing materials, but evolved over the years as the industry changed to keep up with the trends and demands of customers.
"Our real passion is landscape design. Creatively designing and transforming landscapes," said Donna.
The garden retail section of the store will close once the store begins the transition process to the Richmond Highway location.
The Campbells said they chose the new location primarily to stay near neighbors, friends and clients.
“It was very important to select a location that was close by. We’re here because of the community and their patronage,” said Donna.
At their new location, Campbell & Ferrara will debut their new 2D and 3D graphic renderings of landscape designs. The graphics are intended to help customers create a clear vision of their landscape projects. They will also offer more design options for outdoor kitchen areas, mobile LED outdoor lighting, native garden area, and high-end design water features.
Although they are excited to move, the Campbells said they will miss their original location.
“We’re very blessed to have had the opportunity to be here for all these years. We look forward to keeping that relationship with our existing clients and making new friends. This is a great community. It has a lot to offer,” said Donna.