As existing businesses across Bucks County continue to adapt to provide safe and welcoming service to their customers, new businesses are joining the scene! Here, you'll find a roundup of brand new businesses ventures (along with new locations) that have opened in Fall 2020. Meeting ever-changing guidelines and building a customer base is more challenging than ever right now, so be sure to check them out and welcome them to the neighborhood!
Fox & Holly
Fox & Holly, a boutique department store formerly located in Doylestown, recently re-opened its doors in Peddler’s Village.
The department store, formerly located in a big-box setting in Doylestown as a pop-up in 2018, won the hearts of the community for being a place not only with the industry’s best brands, but a place where anyone can shop and feel welcomed. The store continued to stay open due to the popular demand, but had to close in March due to the mandated shutdowns.
Founder, Karen Thompson, made the difficult decision to not immediately re-open Fox & Holly (F&H) after the government shutdown ended.
“I was so sad to have to close the pop-up location,” said Thompson. “Realizing 26,000 square feet might not be the easiest to navigate at this time. I had to look at all options to create something new again…something again unique. I wanted to create a new wave of a boutique department store, filled with the brands our guests love. I have always believed that when one door closes, another door opens, and when I walked into the new space that in the past I loved as ‘Left Bank Home’ and ‘Village Flower Shop’ I had a vision… a multilevel shopping experience.”
Karen Thompson’s company, LSL Brands, launched its first shop, Lace Silhouettes Lingerie, in Peddler’s Village in 1988, and quickly became a popular store for visitors. The store still operates in its original space, and the company has since become a successful and prominent anchor in the village over the last 32 years with six additional retail brands: Cotton Company, Signatures, Village Outfitters, Sunflowers, Farmer’s Daughter and Fox & Holly. All of the brands, except Fox & Holly, were introduced in Peddler’s Village, though the prosperity of the brands led Thompson to expand her operations to Cape May and Princeton, New Jersey for decades. Now, Fox & Holly (F&H) joins her family of brands in Peddler’s Village.
Fox & Holly celebrated their grand opening on Friday, October 9 with a pink ribbon cutting ceremony and special surprises. In addition, the store supported the Pine2Pink non-profit organization that raises money to benefit local breast cancer patients, by donating a percentage of sales.
Peddler's Village, Lahaska (Shop 161A)
Farmer’s Daughter reopened in a new location in Peddler’s Village on Thursday, October 8th. This store will be a seasonal pop-up offering all the fall change-over needs of the community including bedding, towels, linen and more with the quaint sophistication of Bucks County that every local loves.
“I was waiting for the perfect Peddler’s Village location,” said founder, Karen Thompson. “A specialty store like Farmer’s Daughter deserves a special location…and when I saw the shop next to the new Fox & Holly, I thought it was a perfect fit.” Many have been anticipating this store to re-open since it first opened in 2017 and had great success. Many loyal shoppers love the store for its unique home goods offerings.
Thompson noted that “now more than ever, the home is where we are spending most of our time, and now, we have the perfect location to offer the community all their at-home needs, and a little retail therapy!”
La Chelé Medical Aesthetics
2911 South Eagle Road, Newtown
After years of expansion and 15 years leading the aesthetic industry, La Chelé Medical Aesthetics has opened its doors at its second location in Newtown, PA. As one of the largest injectable centers in the country, this new addition is sure to blow you away.
The services offered in Newtown will be the same quality that customers know from New Hope. The main draw will be added convenience for clients from Philadelphia, Princeton and Lower Bucks County. Lower Bucks residents will be close enough to stop in for quick treatments on a lunch break or after-work touch-ups. Find out more (plus their October specials) HERE.
Bricky Girl Tea Room & Gifts
236 Mill Street, Bristol Borough
After the pandemic delayed their planned opening in March, Bricky Girl Tea Room was finally able to hold their Grand Opening on October 11! The new spot in Historic Bristol is a return to times where friendships grew over a cup of tea. You can make a reservation to enjoy afternoon tea in their warm and inviting tea room with sweets and small bites. Or, you can have them help you with your special events such as baby and bridal showers, birthday parties and more.
Lily's Massage & Spa
324 Mill Street, Bristol Borough
This small therapeutic massage spot opened at the end of August, offering 1-hour massages, couples massages and mini massages. They have brand new equipment and will be scheduling appointments to allow ample time to disinfect between each guest. Call or message on Facebook to schedule an appointment and let the stress melt away!
641 North Main Street, Doylestown
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Omiza is owned by John Im, the same owner as Newtown hotspots Oishi and KO. The new Doylestown Pan-Asian restaurant's menu includes Im's popular selections like sushi and noodle dishes, but its main focus is Korean barbecue.
Angy's Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor
3336 York Road, Warminster
Previously known as “The Big Scoop,” this sweet spot is under new management. Angy Nunez and her father, Juan Nunuez have partnered to create a new and improved experience for guests. The ice cream is handmade from a local Lehigh Valley creamery. In addition, you can also find plenty of breakfast and lunch options. All of the food is cooked to order and made fresh.
La La Lobster
35 S. Main Street, Yardley
La La Lobster opened October 3, featuring chilled, wild-caught lobster rolls and bowls. They also have shrimp dishes and desserts. Customers are asked to order online at LaLaLobster.com and then stop by the eatery for curbside pickup.