KENNETT SQUARE >> After six weeks of renovations, The Landhope Farm Market is once again open and the list of new features is impressive.
New, state-of-the art gas pumps were installed, there is now a heated vestibule in front of the store, new quartz countertops, a new bathroom new paint, new facade and even a new roof. More than $250,000 was pumped into the renovations.
And at the end of May, a new patio will be constructed outside, near South Union Street, where customers can enjoy their meals.
“We’ve been on this corner for over 30 years and this has always been our little store that could,” said Dennis McCartney, Landhope Farms’ director of operations. “We’ve taken the opportunity to expand our food service offerings to include some Landhope Farms items that we just didn’t have the room to accommodate before – namely our signature Panini line and smoothie line.”
Paninis will be hand-pressed, and smoothies feature fresh fruit, almond milk and yogurt.
The new pumps have small TV screens and will feature two-minute Landhope-specific commercials.
McCartney said the Kennett Square location gets an average of 5,100 transactions per day. It employees nine.
“We had been discussing an exterior remodel for a couple of years and decided this was the year to do it,” said Michael Bucklin, director of Asset Management at Landhope Farms. “The addition of the new vestibule at the entrance, the stone façade, new fueling station canopy and new state-of-the-art gas dispensers has really given the store a new and fresh feeling.”
Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick was on hand to cut the ribbon Friday for the grand re-opening celebration.
Landhope is also putting the new gas pumps at its Unionville location, at the intersection of routes 82 and 926. There will be 10 new fuel pumps added featuring auto diesel at every pump. Previously, there had only been 10 fuel pumps. The pumps will reopen before the Willowdale Steeplechase, set for Sunday, May 14.