The Philadelphia Print Shop has decided to make its move to Wayne permanent, writes Richard Ilgenfritz for Main Line Media News.
The nationally-known dealer of antique prints, maps and rare books moved to Wayne from Chestnut Hill last year on a trial basis.
The temporary location at 209 W. Lancaster Ave. was a big success so owner David Mackey has decided to stay in Wayne.
The current location closed April 17, open by appointment only.
Mackey will reopen the store May 15 at another Wayne location at 106 E. Lancaster Ave. under a new long-term lease.
“When we opened in October, we didn’t know what to expect due to the pandemic, with restricted access for shopping, and a strong trend toward online shopping,” Mackey said. “Despite the uncertain times, business has been brisk largely due to the local community being steeped in history and committed to preserving it. I see us here for a long time.”
The Philadelphia Print Shop had been in Chestnut Hill for 38 years.
The print shop’s presence signals a reemerging downtown business district for Wayne.
In addition to The Philadelphia Print Shop, new businesses opening recently or planning to open soon are: The Sugaree, Spread Bagelry, Holland Floor Covering, Lunachick, 12 West, and BellaDonna.
Read more at Main Line Media News about the Wayne business district.