Erland Construction Renovates Space for Local Business at Washington Place


NEWTON, MA– Mark Development selected Erland Construction and Form + Place, Inc. to renovate 8,200 square feet of commercial space for The Barn Family Shoe Store in Newton, Mass. This is Mark Development’s second project with Erland.

The Barn, a retail fixture since 1948, carries high-quality footwear and casual apparel for women, men, and children, has been named Best of Boston by Boston Magazine, and has won Wicked Local Media’s #1 Readers Choice Award. The Barn will be the first locally owned business with a lease at Washington Place.

The updated retail space will be outfitted with new flooring, lighting, millwork, interior storefront vestibules, and a VRF HVAC system. In keeping with and expanding upon the layout of the previous location, the new store will have two bathrooms, a kitchenette, back office, and extensive storage space. The interior will also be painted.

“We’re excited to have been selected to fit-out The Barn’s new space”, said Daryl Leland, Special Projects/Strategic Accounts Group Manager at Erland. “They’ve been a fixture in Newton since 1948. It’s pretty remarkable to be a part of their story and continued success.”

The new storefront will have an entrance on both Washington Street and Walnut Street, provide ample parking for customers, and offer a greater convenience and an improved shopping experience while continuing to contribute to the vitality of Newtonville.