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Stone Creek Nursery to open in Andover

WICHITA — Stone Creek Nursery is opening its fourth location in the greater Wichita area, this time in Andover.

Co-owner Andy Rizza says he's "always done the smaller markets that are kind of being underserved."

"That's worked pretty good for us," he says. "We don't have tons of competition that way."

In addition to locations in Hesston, McPherson and El Dorado, as of Saturday Stone Creek also will be at 307 W. U.S. 54.

That's where the Walnut Valley garden center used to be.

PrairieLand Partners, a John Deere distributor, is on the property now and will remain there.

PrairieLand previously used the garden center space to sell plants but decided to turn it over to Stone Creek and focus on its existing business instead.

Stone Creek sells annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs.

"We're also one of the largest Ferti-lome dealers in the country, which is hard to believe considering how small our markets are," Rizza says.

He says a lot of customers drive from Wichita for his products.

"We're hoping that this move will make us closer and more convenient."