The Barn to host ribbon-cutting ceremony at new Newton location

The Barn Family Shoe Store is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate its move from West Newton to its new Newtonville home, the store said in a statement.

The Barn, which has been in business since the 1940s, is now located in the Trio Newton mixed-use development at 229 Walnut St., the statement said.

The Barn will include 8,500 square feet of retail space on street level, plus about 100 free surface parking spaces in the complex, the statement said.

“At its new location, The Barn’s bright spacious floor plan offers customers an updated shopping experience to accommodate their footwear and casual apparel needs while providing easy accessibility to other amenities for one-stop shopping,” the statement said.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for Monday, Oct. 19, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Speakers are expected to include Mayor Ruthanne Fuller; Barney Heath, the city’s director of planning and development; Devra

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Barrington nonprofit moves to central location

Barrington Youth & Family Services has moved to a more central location in a building in downtown Barrington.

Representatives from the village, the business community and the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce gathered with others Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the agency’s new location at 118 Applebee St. in Barrington.



“We are honored and very excited about this new location that literally puts us in a spot where we can shine in the center of the Barrington community,” Barrington Youth & Family Services Board President Chad Thalheimer said in a statement. “This organization opened its doors back in 1972, and we look forward to what the future holds with our amazing staff of clinicians who truly love their work.”

The agency’s previous location was about a half-mile west on County Line Road.

The community-based nonprofit social service agency has the “goal to build healthier families by providing counseling and

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