Hardy variety of retailer

GROWING SALES: David Urban, owner of the Secret Garden, a small floral shop with a garden center in Jamestown, says he tripled sales since he purchased the business by expanding the list of local suppliers and stocking more. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS
GROWING SALES: David Urban, owner of the Secret Garden, a small floral shop with a garden center in Jamestown, says he tripled sales since he purchased the business by expanding the list of local suppliers and stocking more. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

In 2008, David Urban, who’d just earned a degree in horticulture from the University of Rhode Island, had one specific desire while in the market for a florist business. He wanted to buy a shop that had a garden center, so that he could offer customers seasonal plants. Urban found what he wanted in Jamestown.

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