The Longmeadow Shops are located in the picturesque community of Longmeadow Massachusetts. This outdoor shopping and lifestyle center is a favorite amongst residents in the Pioneer Valley and Northern Connecticut. “The Shops” sit on a 9-acre parcel originally developed and designed in 1962 by Prestley Blake, founder of the Friendly Ice Cream Corporation. Many of the original colonial design features remain today, including the copula at the center of the complex.
Grove Property Fund purchased the property from Mr. Blake in 1994. Grove staffs an on-site management office that meticulously maintains the quarter-mile-long center. The Longmeadow Shops host a sought-after mix of premier national and local retailers, restaurants and cafés, and a luxury salon spa. The eastern and western ends of the center are home to community conveniences like a drug store, financial institutions, and second floor medical and professional offices.