The 80-year-old Shillington Farmers Market will be sold this month, according to NAI Keystone Commercial & Industrial, Wyomissing.
Hamid Chaudhry, a local entrepreneur and restaurateur, bought the market in Cumru Township from Jim Daley, who ran the once-thriving market established by his late wife Eileen’s parents, Ted and Edith Ludwig, in 1937.
Steve Willems and Kyle McKechnie of NAI brokered the deal. The sale price was not disclosed.
Over the years, the 18,120-square-foot market sits, which sits on two acres at 10 S. Summit Ave., has lost vendors and customers.
Chaudhry plans to make changes to the market, including adding more vendors in addition to the 16 there.
“I will do my best to make the Shillington Farmers Market great again,” Chaudhry said in a statement.
“He’s trying to add vendors so more customers come,” said Kaitlyn Tothero, marketing director, NAI Keystone Commercial & Industrial.
Chaudhry owns the Wyomissing Family Restaurant, which he bought in 2015.