3810 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37207 (615) 876-1014

Archive date:  July 2, 2009

Independence Day 2009

We’re making progress…

It has been a long hard “push” for the last eight months. You see, eight months ago, I got back into the ‘biz. It has been an excruciatingly difficult, and at the same time, extremely gratifying experience. With the help of the wonderful staff here, you have afforded us the opportunity to recover substantially from the difficult situation we walked into. Without your help it could not have happened, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I also hold in the highest regard your kind words of appreciation and encouragement. Adequate words to express my gratitude, escape me. It has helped me persist when I wasn’t sure if I could. I truly feel blessed.

This period of recovery has given all of us here at Bates Nursery great hope for the future, but we’re all pretty worn out. Independence Day weekend got here just in time! We are taking a few days off. We will be closed July 3rd, 4th, and 5th. We will re-open Monday at 8am. We are making a few tweaks to our business hours, also. We will now be open from 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Saturday. We will also continue to be open on Sundays from Noon to 4pm.

We have found, this time of year, that the overwhelming number of our shoppers usually find the weekends the best time to come in, as opposed to after work, so we hope you will find our Sunday hours to your liking. We haven’t been open on Sundays in the summer for many years, so this is a new venture for us.

In the weeks ahead, we will be working on some much needed repairs to our facility. We will have areas blocked off for periods of time as we work though these projects. We ask you in advance to “Excuse our Mess”. Hopefully these upgrades will enhance your shopping experience and not be too much of an inconvenience.

It’s about time to get the weekend started. From all of us at Bates Nursery & Garden Center, we hope that you and your family have a safe and enjoyable holiday! Thanks again for all you do for us at Bates. We hope to see you soon!

Happy 4th of July, and beyond,

David Bates