“The Story” Brings Stunning New Coffee Shop & Bookstore to Downtown Ardmore With Grand Opening


In the explosion of new businesses opening in Ardmore, the downtown area now welcomes The Story – a coffee shop and bookstore located at 45 E. Lancaster Avenue.

The building recently housed the 843 VFW outpost, where it served veterans in the Ardmore area for over 30 years.

The Story will feature coffee from Sightglass and Methodical, and a simple menu of classic coffee beverages and pastries.

The cozy decor at The Story in Ardmore.
Images via The Story.

“The Story is a place where our stories intersect for a day or forever, where strangers become friends, ideas become realities, creativity flourishes, and questions find answers,” said Anna Walker-Roberts, founder. “So grab a cappuccino, a book, and a seat at our table to see how the story unfolds!”

The shop was designed by Andrea Cummins-Disbro of Lost Orchid Interiors, and every piece of furniture, lighting, and decor has a story. Most items were thrifted, repurposed, or donated and hold hundreds of years of history.

Walker-Roberts said, “There’s just something magical about all these discarded, broken, imperfect things coming together to make something beautiful that captures the heart of The Story.” 

For the vision, the founders said a great cup of coffee is a story with three parts. First the grower’s dedication at the farm level.

Second, the roaster’s craft in preparing the raw ingredients.

Third, the barista’s passion for excellence in brewing and serving people well.

A great cup of coffee is something to appreciate. It’s not something one person can take credit for, but a culmination of efforts from across the world to bring you something delicious and invigorating.  

For booklovers, the store has an extensive collection of used and new books – a curated collection of classic stories, history, biographies, religious texts, poetry, and culture. The fiction section features classics, poetry, and stories of hope.

To celebrate the opening weekend, The Story is offering a “Buy One, Get One” BOGO coupon during opening day for use any time before October 13th. They are also offering a 10% discount for students, teachers, military, and law enforcement officers.

Hours are Wednesdays to Saturdays, from 9:00am to 3:00pm and Sundays from 2:00pm to 6:30pm. The Story is located at 45 E. Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA. For more info, call 610-649-1235 or visit here.

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