Coming soon to a former cow barn near you: Atkins Farms Country Market
After years of negotiations, and rumors, and a recent Internet petition that garnered over 350 signatures, the dream of bringing an iconic century old Amherst business anchored in the deep south part of town has now come true:
Atkins Farms Country Market will open a 4,000 square foot bookend operation in the North Amherst Mill District -- twice as big as the Internet petition proposed operation would have been in the Trolley Barn.
Pauline Lannon (left) Cinda Jones (right) ink the deal
Atkins will be occupying the former cow barn (after extensive renovations of course) at 113 Cowls Road, and is expected to open in August of 2015.
The store will certainly act as an anchor magnet to draw consumers to the sprawling North Amherst location that by then will be populated with many more service oriented businesses.
12,000 square foot Trolley Barn, opening this September
14,400 square foot former sawmill, ready to rock once again
The Mill District from above