Historic Ship Inn in Exton May Have Found New Owner

Ship Inn
Image via Bill Rettew, Daily Local News.
Ship Inn in Exton.

After owning and running the historic Ship Inn in Exton for two decades, Michael and Gertie Person may have found the building’s new owner, writes Bill Rettew for the Daily Local News

The couple currently have a deal pending with VK Brewing of Glen Mills for the property with a listing price of $2.25 million. If the sale goes through, the new owner plans on turning the building into a micro-brewery. 

“Our vision is to combine our passion for beer and food and create an inviting and fun brewery and restaurant,” wrote the company on its website. 

VK Brewing is in the process of seeking additional investors for the new location through a fundraising campaign. 

Dating back to 1796, Ship Inn has a lot of history. Jackie Onassis and George Washington ate there and Andrew Jackson was a regular. 

In case the deal falls through, the Persons would continue running the popular restaurant. 

“We are selling like any corporation does,” said Michael Person. “People feel I’m in trouble. All the bills and employees are paid. It’s not a troubled restaurant. I don’t have to sell.” 

Read more about the sale in the Daily Local News

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