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Press Release: Garden Seventeen – Ready For Covid 19 Stage 5

Jake Garrison                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/23/2020

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Garden Seventeen: Ready For Covid 19 Stage 5

Garden Seventeen Is Fully Prepared for Covid 19 Both In Store And Online

Austin, TX: As Austin is being placed into stage 5 of the Covid 19 risk-based guidelines, Garden Seventeen (Part of Rodney Lee Brands) has increased the capacity for curbside pickup time slots. Since opening, they have been testing and refining their curbside system and online store to prepare for another Covid wave. They are proud to offer this service as an added way to protect their customers and employees, while still offering their great selection of products and services. 

“At Rodney Lee Brands, the health and safety of our employees, customers, and community is our top priority. When we opened Garden Seventeen in the middle of a pandemic, our goal was to make shopping though us as safe and accessible as possible.” Says Rodney Stoutenger, Owner of Rodney Lee Brands/Garden Seventeen.

“In-house technology solutions have always been the key to our success. Online curbside and delivery was always intended to be at the core of our business model. This has given us the edge of being better prepared for the pandemic than most competitors. Where others have had to adjust their business (and many stopping online/curbside over the summer), we have been able to continue business as (mostly) usual.” Says Jake Garrison, Director of Marketing & Technology at Rodney Lee Brands.

Not only are they prepared for online and curbside shopping, they have been continuously using safe shopping practices since their opening in June 2020. These precautions include:

  • Hand sanitizing stations
  • Contactless payments only
  • Strict mask policy
  • Sanitizing carts between each use
  • Requiring staff to get tested when leaving the Austin area before returning to work

About Garden Seventeen: Garden Seventeen is a one-stop greenhouse and garden store destination in the heart of central Austin. Our goal is to empower DIY gardeners and plant lovers with everything they need to transform their living spaces, from backyards and front porches to high-rise balconies and kitchen windowsills.