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The Plant Barn, Spring Court (off Two Notch): mid 1990s   4 comments

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Two Notch is an interesting road. Even though parts of it are pretty industrial or heavy retail, there are still all sorts of odd little residential areas and one-off businesses. The Plant Barn (on Spring Ct. ,in between Pinestraw Road and Arcadia Lakes Drive) was one of them.

I can't say much about The Plant Barn as I'm not much of a plant person. My mother was, and I think she went there sometimes, but she never took me (I certainly would not have volunteered). I do know that for years I saw the sign on Two Notch and thought "maybe I'll turn down that road someday", but never did while it was still in business. About ten years ago, they put a little note up on their sign to the effect that they appreciated everyone's business, but were closing down.

Spring Ct. is just a spur off of Two Notch and doesn't go through to anything, but I found the other interesting business there entirely by chance and from the other side. Growing up, since I never could seem to get to sleep at night, I was very aware of the train tracks that ran between Two Notch and Formosa Drive. Trains would come through late every night with a lot of click-clacking and horn blowing. Furthermore, the "cliff" the tracks ran by had the only cave I was ever aware of in the Columbia area. Years later, on a really nice Spring day, I decided to walk the tracks from Arcadia Lake Drive to Satchelford Road. It was an interesting experience, seeing the back side of everything, including a very odd set of buildings I couldn't figure out. It turns out there's a bait farm (Springdale Bait Farm) on Spring Ct, right off of Two Notch. Who knew?

Written by ted on April 6th, 2008

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  1. Oh man I remember the Plant Barn. When I moved here in 1987, I went there to buy my first Cola-town houseplants. I spent something like $50 and was waited on by the owner's son who looked about 12. The plants are long gone, but I wonder about the place every time I drive by. Wasn't there a skate park someplace on the same side of Two Notch just before you got to the Plant Barn that got torn down in the early 80s?


    30 Apr 08 at 5:25 pm

  2. I don't remember a skate park, but then I'm not skate park material...


    30 Apr 08 at 7:02 pm

  3. In reading through the comments, I think I was wrong - it sounds like it was a giant slide ... someone mentioned one that used to be in the area around it. It was definitely before my time! Thanks for the blog - discovered it in the Free Times. I love stuff like this. I never thought anyone else even remembered the Plant Barn!


    30 Apr 08 at 7:08 pm

  4. Glad you're enjoying it!


    1 May 08 at 12:13 am

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