Been Around for Decades
Wayne Sporting Goods 1955, Galczenski family
Braxtons 1938, owners John and Dave Braxton
Cowan’s Flowers 1922, family-owned “We bought all our prom corsages and boutonnieres there.” Amy P.
Farnan Jewelers 1915, third-generation, Claire Farnan Nalence “Claire always greets me by name and asks about the family.” Paula R.
Tiger Shop 1970, David Abraham
D’Amicantonio Shoe Store 1932, third-generation family-owned
John’s Market 1978, John Vesper Jr “Jim went there with his grandfather and now Drew has his own custom sandwich.” Jodi W.
80s and 90s
The Garden Shoppe 1985, Dave and Geri Whetstone “The jersey corn and tomatoes!” Katie L.
Sweet Jazmines 1999, Kimberly Davis Cuthbert
Ithan Market 1998, Jim and Marion Greene (market’s been there for 50 years)
Do It Best 20 years, Lou and Karen Muth “My dad used to make up things to fix in my house just so he could go to Do It Best.” Sara B.
Paola’s Pizzeria e Cucina Italiana 1997, Paola Coppola
Great American Pub 1991, Hemcher family “Warm beer, cold food. Reminds me of Jerkey’s.” Matt R.
Clay’s Bakery 1990, Bones Family
MainLine Neighbors 2004, started as InWayne.com, Regina Sullivan and Laura Woyak
Jules Thin Crust 2005, Jan and John Ordway
Tredici 2008, Alana Milazzo and Matt Huber “The soups and the Rocco Sandwich.” Greg B.
CocoBlu 2012, Alicia Eger
Main Point Books 2013, Cathy Fiebach
Christopher’s 2001, Chris and Molly Todd “They started the ‘renaissance’ and gave us all a taste of regeneration in our sleepy suburb.” Jodi W.
Kramer Drive, 2008, sisters Meg Robertson and Molly Ryan “They know me by name. Super-great gifts!” Molly A.
Velvet Shoestring and Studio 2012, mother/daughter Jacalyn Stephans and Avery McMahon
Cornerstone 2015, Christine Doherty Kondra and Nick Kondra
I know there are many more. What are YOUR favorite local, independent stores, and why? Leave a comment below and let us know!