Monday, July 16, 2012
The owner addresses the rumors that are swirling about the 6.5 acre property.
Waterloo Gardens owner Bobby LeBoutillier says the three biggest rumors circulating about who is buying the now-closed Waterloo Gardens site in Devon are: Terrain, A Ford dealership, or a nursing home. "I hope I find their checks," LeBoutillier said in an interview TE Patch. So far he says there are no offers on the table for the aproximately six-and-a-half acre site which his grandparents opened in Devon 70 years ago in 1942. According to a report on business-bankruptcies.com, Waterloo Gardens filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection in June. The landmark Waterloo Gardens property is prime real Main Line commercial real estate on Lancaster Ave, one block west of the Devon Horse Show grounds. In this economy it reamins to be seen if even…
Sunday, July 15, 2012
It's a birthday day the owner didn't want to see happen and an even tougher one for workers and customers.
Bobby LeBoutillier is marking his birthday in a way no one would ever choose. The CEO of Waterloo Gadens is closing the store his grandparents opened 70 years ago in Devon. "We're very sorry we're not going to be there (any longer)," LeBoutillier told TE Patch during a phone interview late Friday. "The community supported us a long, long time." In the end, he explains the economic downturn, which he says started in 2008 for the economy and especially the home building industry, simply caught up with Waterloo Gardens. The result is Waterloo is consolidating its operations to one much larger store in Exton, twelve miles West of the Devon Store. The decision to close the landmark Devon store on Lancaster Avenue was a difficult and personal …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Customers and employees who knew a major change was coming, but not this soon, were left reeling from the announcement.
One of the biggest retailers in Tredyffrin and Easttown is closing much sooner than expected. Late this spring, Waterloo Gardens announced it would be closing its six-and-a- half acre store in Devon. A Waterloo spokeswoman told Patch at the time that the plan was to keep the landmark Devon location open unti later this year, perhaps through Christmas. Now comes word that the garden and home & gift store, which has been at the corner of Lancaster Ave and Waterloo in Devon since 1942, is closing on July 15. A TE Patch Reader who loves the store sent TE Patch a news tip Wednesday (to send Patch a news tip simply click on the 'send us a news tip' button toward the bottom of the homepage) after learning about the closing while shopping on …
Monday, June 4, 2012
Comments are pouring in from Patch readers as the landmark Devon store announces plans to bow out of 70 year location.
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Friday, June 1, 2012
The store recently celebrated 70 years in business.
Waterloo Gardens will close its original store and garden center in Devon and consolidate operations to its larger Exton location, the company announced on June 1, reports Main Line Media News. Linda LeBoutillier, who owned and operated the company together with her husband, Bo, after they purchased it from her parents in 1972, died in October, 2011. Waterloo Gardens celebrated its 70th anniversary in April. Do you shop at Waterloo? If so, where will you shop after it closes?