By Darrin J. Cook
A spring grand opening is a great opportunity to check out a new business, take advantage of a sale, and if nothing else, break loose from the cabin fever in which we often succumb in northeast Ohio. Throw a little country drive and sunshine in the mix and you are destined for a wonderful day. The Stoltzfus family, owners of the The Barn in Parkman have just announced a May 4 grand opening that just might be what the doctor ordered, so get your calendars open.
A 10 percent storewide sale, coffee and donuts from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., lunch from 10 a.m. -1:30 p.m. which includes pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, soft drinks and ice cream, and a raffle for a chance to win an outdoor poly table and bench set should help make this an easy event to attend.
What can you expect when visiting “The Barn?” Not only will you experience all the charm of a converted barn and newly added inside retail space that totals nearly 10,000 sq. ft., you will also have an opportunity to navigate through a great selection of nicely displayed poly furniture outside. Enjoy a locally-made lineup of tables, benches, chairs, swings and more! Save an enticing 10 percent on any furniture purchased or pre-ordered during the grand opening.
By design, The Barn has an open floor plan, allowing customers to easily navigate the isles as they shop. Plenty of lighting, access to product, and eye-level shelving are all important features that Steven Stoltzfus felt were vital to the shopper’s experience. Take in the preserved country-barn look as you walk through the horse-and-harness section towards footwear.
Horse owners should note “The Barn” carries harnesses, halters, bits, blankets, dac minerals, wormers and more. Continuing toward the back you will find yourself looking at one of the largest inventories of shoes and boots in the county and the brands are recognizable: Reebok, Muck, Carolina, Lowa, Skechers, Wolverine, LaCrosse, and Rocky are just some of the selections available. Leaving footwear and waiting for you at the north end of the building is Stoltzfus Variety, home of housewares, wall décor, clocks, signs, toys, games, LED lights, and so much more.
The Barn, located at 18125 Madison Road in Parkman, is less than a half -hour drive from Chardon and about 10 minutes from Middlefield. They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. If you have any questions, feel free to call them at 440-548-2545. See you on May 4!