A man and his dog prepare to reopen a Golden Triangle plant shop

It was Urban Roots. It will be the Plant Garage.

Henry the flower shop dog hangs out in front of the soon-opening Plant Garage, which will replace Urban Roots in the Golden Triangle area, Nov. 13, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Henry the flower shop dog hangs out in front of the soon-opening Plant Garage, which will replace Urban Roots in the Golden Triangle area, Nov. 13, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A garden shop grows again in Golden Triangle.

David Gesink once managed Urban Roots, the garden and gift shop just off Broadway at 10th and Acoma that longtime owner Susanne Wood closed in September so she could retire and move to the mountains. Now Gesink plans to open a similar shop at the same 1000 Acoma St. site. He calls his the Plant Garage.

David Gesink, owner of the soon-opening Plant Garage, poses for a portrait. That's Henry the flower shop dog in the background. Nov. 13, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

David Gesink, owner of the soon-opening Plant Garage, poses for a portrait. That's Henry the flower shop dog in the background. Nov. 13, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Tuesday, he and his shelter rescue Henry were at the shop — which Gesink said was a gas station in the 1930s — preparing for what will be a rolling opening. First, starting Black Friday, he’ll be selling Christmas trees and house plants. By Dec. 1 Gesink and partners Jim Henry and Megan Murray hope to be stocked with a range of plants, gifts and greeting cards that Urban Roots customers will find familiar.

“I’ve spent more time here in the last 10 years than I had at home,” Gesink said.

The future site of The Plant Garage, which will replace Urban Roots in the Golden Triangle area, Nov. 13, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The future site of The Plant Garage, which will replace Urban Roots in the Golden Triangle area, Nov. 13, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

His dog had come to work with him at Urban Roots and also seemed eager to get back to the shop routine, which for him meant chasing critters.

“He’s waiting for all the plant material to come back,” Gesink said. “Because the rabbits used to hide beneath the fixtures.”

Henry the flower shop dog heads for a treat in front of the soon-opening Plant Garage, which will replace Urban Roots in the Golden Triangle area, Nov. 13, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Henry the flower shop dog heads for a treat in front of the soon-opening Plant Garage, which will replace Urban Roots in the Golden Triangle area, Nov. 13, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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