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Mike’s Grower’s Outlet — The story

From their website: Mike Murphy purchased Grower’s Outlet from Bill Stamey and his wife Cherry on September 1, 2001. At that time, the business was located on Independence Blvd. in Charlotte, NC.  Mike had been in the corporate world for several years and was anxious to not only get to the fresh outdoors but end the practice of going to the Charlotte Airport on Monday mornings.


The business stayed on Independence Blvd. until January 1, 2004. It then moved to Lowesville, NC, a little town located 22 miles north on Business 16 on the southern tip of Lake Norman. The new retail outlet opened on April 3, 2004 as Mike’s Growers Outlet.  It doubled in size from the Independence location and also has an additional 6.5 acres for growing inventory and back-up stock. Mike’s Growers Outlet has an inventory that includes from the  smallest size plants up to ball and burlap size trees and shrubs.


A great shopping experience

I’ve known about Mike’s Grower’s Outlet for years but had never shopped there. Last weekend, on a busy Saturday spring morning, I went there in search of some palm trees, and I wasn’t sure what I was looking for. Melisa Warren was working that morning. She was full of knowledge, incredibly helpful, and genuinely nice — even though the place was packed. I spent some time looking around. They have a huge inventory of gorgeous, healthy plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees. I left with a couple of beautiful palm trees and a cherry tree that are going to be delivered and planted in my yard next week.


Next time you’re in the market for anything that needs to be planted, check out Mike’s Grower’s Outlet in Lowesville (right next to Denver)! You’ll be glad you did!



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Image of palm trees taken by Hanna Schoenrock



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