The next regularly scheduled City Council meeting is being moved up one day to TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.  The Board of License Commissioners meeting is also scheduled for November 20, 2018, at 6:45 p.m. This is due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Jordan’s Jungle: A Business Grows in Pawtucket

When Darin Wildenstein gave Jordan Ford an orchid as a gift, he had no idea that he was changing the course of their lives. Jordan became fascinated with plants and soon the pair began growing and later selling plants online and at craft shows. That’s the origin story of this small business located in a not-so-small space on the first floor at the 545 Mills on Pawtucket Avenue.

After about four years of selling online, Jordan and Darin left jobs in retail management to pursue a dream of taking their popular plant business from online to brick-and-mortar shop. Jordan’s Jungle started off at a 1200 square foot space at 545 Mills and when neighboring tenants left, expanded to a footprint of 4000 square feet. 

“The mill really won us over,” says Jordan, who notes that the property management was very accommodating at suiting the space to their needs. High ceilings, original iron work, and beams now wrapped with strands of lights, set the stage for Jordan and Darin’s vision of an indoor greenhouse. “The additional space has really allowed us to diversify what we offer, too,” says Darin, who notes that they carry products from a dozen local artisans, including 545 Mills neighbor, artist Holly Wach.

Originally known for their large selection of tillandsia (more commonly known as air plants) with 150+ varieties grown on-site, Jordan says that today they’ve established a reputation for having all kinds of plants with best-sellers changing seasonally.

Jordan’s Jungle is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter) They also do off-site shows and host events in their retail space. Look for their Mother’s Day Spring Fling in May. For more information visit https://jordansjungle.net/ and find updates on Facebook and Instagram.

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