Watch Out, Wawa! Southern Chester County-Based Landhope Farms Relaunches Expansion Plans

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Landhope Farms is reviving its expansion appetite in southern Chester County.

Landhope Farms, a convenience store with locations in Unionville, Kennett Square, and Oxford, is expanding in Chester County, writes Jen Samuel for the Daily Local News.

When Landhope Farms first opened in 1969, it managed to expand to 20 stores across southern Pennsylvania and even cross state lines into Maryland.

In the 1990s, however, its president sold most of the stores to Sunoco — all except for the flagship location that still stands today at the intersection of routes 926 and 82.

Landhope has been a favorite of locals for decades — especially for high school students who visit the shop after the last bell rings for the day.

“Everyone loves Landhope,” said Kennett sophomore Paul Lemper.

Students from Unionville High School just two miles away share much the same tradition, walking the path from school to the store for snacks and socializing.

Brand loyalty remains strong throughout the area.

“I am inspired every day walking into Landhope Farms and seeing many of the same friendly faces,” said Michael Bucklin, vice president of Landhope Farms. “The fact that Landhope is not just a stop for fuel and or a snack but more of a community hub is what inspires me every day.”

In 2019, Landhope opened a new store in Oxford. The chain’s leadership eagerly anticipates its next expansion in Cochranville in 2022.

Read more in the Daily Local News.

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