FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2020
Popular local department store returns to Peddler’s Village
Fox & Holly will re-open in Lahaska in early October
Lahaska, PA—Another retail business with a strong local following has moved to Peddler’s Village, joining 63 other shops that comprise the popular outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment destination in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Formerly located in a big-box setting in Doylestown, Fox & Holly will be opening its doors at Peddler’s Village in early October. Owner Karen Thompson is also re-introducing in the Village a second smaller shop, The Farmer’s Daughter, that will open in early October as well. Since re-opening in June 2020 after the government-ordered shutdown, Peddler’s Village has added six new shops, including three pop-up stores.
“The pandemic prompted me to think carefully about our long-term approach to Fox & Holly,” said Thompson, the founder and president of LSL Brands. “Many manufacturers and suppliers became dormant in the spring. Because there were so many unknowns, we didn’t want to risk compromising the quality guest experience that has been our hallmark. To ensure we could deliver what our guests have come to expect from our boutique, hometown department store, I wanted less square footage. That’s when I decided to come home to Peddler’s Village.”
Launched in 1988, LSL Brands has been a retail anchor in Peddler’s Village for 32 years. Her initial success in opening her first shop–Lace Silhouettes Lingerie, which continues to operate in its original space–led Thompson to create six additional retail brands: Cotton Company, Signatures, Village Outfitters, Sunflowers, Fox & Holly, and Farmer’s Daughter. All of the brands were introduced at Peddler’s Village, though Thompson over the years has expanded her operations to Cape May and Princeton, New Jersey.
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Fox & Holly back to Peddler’s Village,” said Chief Operating Officer Bob McGowan. “Karen has cultivated a loyal customer base of people who appreciate the consistent level of quality at LSL shops, and Fox & Holly in particular will bring exciting new signature products to complement the wide array of existing merchandise in the Village.”
McGowan is optimistic about the year ahead for Peddler’s Village. “We feel very fortunate to be an outdoor destination, and to be opening stores rather than closing them, which is what is happening, unfortunately, in other shopping centers,” he said.
In 2019, Peddler’s Village was one of the four top attractions in Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal. In addition to dozens of independently owned shops, Peddler’s Village includes nine restaurants, a 66-room inn, and an indoor family fun center. In June, the Village emerged from the eight-week shutdown with expanded outdoor dining, new safety equipment and protocols, and a reimagined approach to the annual events for which it has long been known. Weekend festivals became month-long themes, indoor murder mystery dinner shows became outdoor murder mystery walking tours, and late-night comedy shows in Peddler’s Pub became “Comedy Under the Stars.”
Since June, Peddler’s Village has added four shops in addition to Fox & Holly and Farmer’s Daughter, including Mama Hawk’s Kitchen and Coffee; Cigar, Cigars; Clever Alice (through December 2020); and Smokin’ Hot (through December 2020). Two additional shops are slated to open in spring 2021.
From now through October 31, Peddler’s Village is celebrating Scarecrow Season, with 100 creatively made scarecrows, fall-themed food and beverages, and an outdoor food tent and live music on weekends. German-themed food and beverages will be added in October to create a month-long OctoberFeast.
For more information about Peddler’s Village or for leasing inquiries, visit peddlersvillage.com or call 215-794-4000.
About Peddler’s Village
Peddler’s Village is a 42-acre shopping, dining, lodging and family entertainment destination in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, that features graceful 18th-century-style buildings, lush gardens, and winding brick walkways. The site, which was created by Earl Jamison in 1962, is one of Pennsylvania’s premier attractions, drawing more than two million visitors each year. Its historical storybook setting includes 60-plus distinctive retail shops, six restaurants, the 66-room Golden Plough Inn, and the Giggleberry Fair Indoor Family Fun Center. Peddler’s Village hosts numerous year-round festivals and seasonal events for the public, and is a popular site for weddings, corporate events, reunions, picnics, birthdays, and holiday parties.
Peddler’s Village is located in the heart of Bucks County in Lahaska, Pennsylvania, just 40 miles north of Philadelphia and 80 miles southwest of New York City. For more information, visit PeddlersVillage.com or call 215-794-4000.