Thanks to Bri Brant and her father, John Anderson, the Chadds Ford Barn Shops are finally getting a new lease on life, writes Lisa Dukart for Main Line Today.
The two took over in February 2017, with the iconic shops re-launching last September, and they have been reinventing the shared spaces ever since. The location, once a favorite stop for visitors on their way to Longwood Gardens, had declined over time.
“At one time, we had so many businesses here, we had bus tours,” said Barbara Moore, owner of a studio in the Chadds Ford Barn Shops.
Today, the shops have increased to around a dozen, including a yoga studio, spa, and florist. Also, this month will see the debut of Chadds Café.
However, while Brant hopes to bring the visitors back, her main focus is creating a valued community space.
“We randomly saw it was for sale and just knew this was our family’s calling to create this space for everybody,” she said.
Read more about the Chadds Ford Barn Shops in Main Line Today here.