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Good-Bye Lingerie, Hello Meat Market

The Lacey Lady lingerie store closed earlier this month; nearby a former vacuum repair shop will soon be home to a Halal meat and seafood shop.

The old cliché, “when one door closes another door opens” could have been written about Hatboro’s downtown. 

, a long-time regular retailer in the northern end of the borough’s downtown shopping district, abruptly closed its doors about a week ago. While the property owner is still looking for a new renter for the 1,000-square-foot space, literally doors away, new merchants are on the horizon, said.

On May 1, the former site of Hatboro Vac-Sew, at 210 N. York Road, will become Felucca Meat Market, Barth said.

“It’s going to be a Halal international grocery and meat and seafood place,” Barth said. “I’ve never seen any of it: Lamb, veal and a lot of different kind of meat that aren’t available around here.”

Residents had been clamoring for a property at the other end of town. Beginning May 1, construction and extensive renovations will instead . Felucca, like the Trader Joe's grocery chain, would fill the void of not having a grocer within the borough’s confines.

“As you can see Hatboro’s revival is still growing,” Barth said.

, which had opened in the Red Barn Mall in early 2011, has since relocated to Huntingdon Valley. The store’s space is now being eyed for a medical office, which Barth said would be a “good fit there.”

And while it will remain open, Barth said is now under new ownership.

“They’re kind of one of those legacy places,” Barth said.

Modifications are planned for the eatery’s décor, he said. , situated across the street and also owned by the Lochel family, is not part of the transaction, according to Barth.

Recent new additions include Richard Sauder Architect and counselor Joseph Fonash. Rina’s Rocks, a retailer specializing in crystals, fossils, jewelry and gifts, is expected to open later this week at 31 S. York Road, Barth said.

In addition, lease agreements are pending for three York Road properties, as well as a site on Jacksonville Road, he said.

“It’s an evolution,” Barth said. “It would be nice to have everybody stay, but people leave for different reasons. I always see it as opportunity.”

Maria February 01, 2013 at 06:32 PM
You are putting your collective liberal heads "in the sand" so to speak. I can't speak for all comments, but my concern is not that he is from a foreign land. All of our ancestors are, and even so-called Native Americans came from somewhere! It's what this represents and means for the future of Hatboro.. What is HALAL meat? How is it slaughtered? In whose name and why? Is it safe to eat? Halal meats conform to Sharia (Islamic) law. What is Sharia Law? What does it mean for America? For Muslims and non-Muslims? Look at western Europe, or Dearborn(istan), MI, and you will see a preview! Do your own research. (Real) Peace to all.
Eve February 04, 2013 at 04:31 AM
I have lived in Dearborn. I have socialized with Muslims and Christians while there. You are an ignorant, closed minded racist. Changing your name on this sight, as anyone unsure of themselves and their opinions would. You represent what's wrong with the world. You are not special. Respect the freedoms of the country in which you live. If you do not support this business, don't shop there. Rallying people to hate with you, makes you look like you can't stand on your own convictions. Get a hobbie. Save a priest.
Maria February 04, 2013 at 11:51 AM
What hate? Where? Ignorant? I assure you I know much more about Islam and Sharia Law than any poster on this board. Close-minded? How so? Because I speak the truth and sometime it's not pretty? What "race" is Islam? It's not. But the truth is political Islam, sharia law, is worth examining, as it pertains to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Yes, we have freedom here. In Islam there is NO freedom. It means submission. We welcome all to live and grow in peace. But sharia law trumps civil law in Islam and is incompatible with our Constitution. So, how do we reconcile that? The only hate I see is coming from you toward me. I don't hate Muslims or any people! Indeed, Muslims, especially women and children, are victims of sharia too.I urge everyone to look into halal, sharia and political Islam for themselves.
Eve February 04, 2013 at 03:03 PM
So is your name Mary or Maria?
Maria May 01, 2013 at 03:59 PM
Nice, Eve, worry about my name, but let's forget about all the women and children suffering under the brutality of sharia law. Female genital mutilation anyone? Coming to a town near you, maybe even Hatboro! www.thereligionofpeace.com

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