The only remaining greenhouse in the city of Youngstown has been going through a major renovation process.

It has been almost 100 years since Briel's Flowers and greenhouse in Youngstown opened in 1924 and three years since the family closed the business for good.

As the last standing greenhouse in Youngstown it is getting a new life thanks to non-profit organization Youngstown CityScape who are the newest owners of the new CityScape at Briel's.

21 News reporter Leslie huff caught up with organization's associate director, Rochelle Landy at their pop-up mum sale. Landy said renovation of the greenhouse is officially underway.

The flower shop remains closed to the public while under construction and their first step is replacing the glass structure.

"It is going to take a lot of work to get this greenhouse back to its former glory, but we [have] started on the glass and we are very excited, " Landy said. 

The planned renovations will allow the organization to sell and grow flowers and plant some of them in various parts of downtown Youngtown.
The building will also serve as a community resource center for gardening enthusiasts.

"It will be a community space. It will be a place [where] gardeners can come and learn about gardening and we will have classes. It will be a great resource for local gardeners and gardening groups," Landy said. 

In the meantime, Youngstown CityScape is hosting their 3rd annual  CityScape at Briel's mum sale at the Federal Building located in downtown Youngstown. Prices of the mums range from $9 to $30.

Mum sale dates:

September 7th 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
September 8th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
September 13th 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
September 14th 9 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
September 15th 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.