It held out amidst development, now Urban Roots is closing up shop

Urban Roots, 1000 Acoma St. Sept. 7, 2018. (Ashley Dean/Denverite)

Urban Roots, 1000 Acoma St. Sept. 7, 2018. (Ashley Dean/Denverite)

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Urban Roots garden shop will occupy the corner of 10th Avenue and Acoma Street for just a few more weeks until, after 16 years in businesses, it closes up for good.

The Golden Triangle mainstay has kept its corner green amid development — specifically a new block of nearly complete town homes built around the shop’s lot.

Owner Susanne Wood made the announcement to customers via email. She’s retiring and moving up to the mountains.

“We’ve been here for 16 years, it’s been wonderful, it’s been great,” she told Denverite. “It’s time to close and let somebody share in the beauty of something else.”

Urban Roots, 1000 Acoma St. Sept. 7, 2018. (Ashley Dean/Denverite)

Urban Roots, 1000 Acoma St. Sept. 7, 2018. (Ashley Dean/Denverite)

Urban Roots will be open through the rest of the month. Wood doesn’t know what comes next for the little old building, but said “the owner is phenomenal and he’ll find something new.” Whatever happens next is out of her hands.

“My life has changed and it’s changed for the better, and I can’t be in two places at once, and that’s not the way to run a small businesses,” she said. “… Plants do die, and they create new things. I’m excited to move to my place in the mountains and start a new life.”

A liquidation sale starts tomorrow.