The Shops at Great Valley in Malvern will soon reincarnate as The Grove, a trendy lifestyle center focused primarily on fun, writes Caroline O’Halloran for the SAVVY Main Line.
The newcomer is almost fully leased already and is expected to make its debut in the fall or early winter. Among its cutting-edge, casual lineup are Splitting Edge Axe Throwing, Sly Fox Brewery, and BOMBA Tacos and Rum.
There’s also a yoga building and a 9,000-square-foot gathering space with lawn, benches, chairs, fountains, and a huge television. This man-made picnic grove is envisioned for kicking back and enjoying special events, such as Eagles games, concerts, movie nights, and even fitness classes.
“We want people to say, ‘Let’s go see what’s going on at the Grove,’” said the center’s developer, Jason Dempsey of DP Partners. “It’s the whole suburban-urban effect. We wanted to create a place to hang out.”
Dempsey purchased The Shops at Great Valley two years ago for $5 million. He has since invested an additional $22 million to transform the property.
Read more about The Grove at SAVVY Main Line here.