Since it was first opened in 1872, the Landenberg Store has been defined by locals as the center of Landenberg. For many years it has been place to meet for coffee, a stopover for bicyclists and motorcyclists traversing through southern Chester County, a convenience store for milk, bread and eggs and old fashioned penny candy! The Landenberg Caesar Salad became a popular and sought after salad kit by locals who stopped by on the way home from work for bag salad, local produce or steaks or salmon and staples like bread and milk.
The newly opened store will feature a kicked-up version of the original menu featuring pre-prepared dinner entrees, an ever-changing menu of pre-made pasta dishes and sauces, daily soups, made-to-order salads and sandwiches, and an assortment of coffees, cappuccino and espresso.
Mark Spena, the newest business owner, has spent the last 13 years as the executive chef and director of host ministries at the Traber Center at Camp Sankanac in Spring City, Pa. He was a corporate dining chef at the Compass Group and began his culinary career at four-star restaurants in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. Mark will be in good company preparing meals with a sous chef and a six-person staff to assist customers. Mark and his staff is excited to convert this historic landmark into a place where it feels like friends are invited to his private kitchen for conversation, camaraderie and delicious food. an opportunity for local residents to get back to the dinner table.
This beautiful 146-year old landmark just underwent a 3-year renovation project by owners of the store, Bill and Beth Skalish of Landenberg Village, LLC. The project began in 2015 and included a top-to-bottom renovation of the store’s interiors, new equipment with many upgrades to bring the building up to code.
We are very excited about the re-opening of The Landenberg Store. We invite you to stop by, say hello and check out the “new” Landenberg Store--peppered with tradition and old charm and an upscale gourmet menu.
We are sure that if you enter as a stranger you will leave as a friend.