New shops coming to downtown Berlin this fall

BERLIN, Md. – As the leaves begin to change and the weather starts to cool off, one town is heating up with new business. Come fall downtown Berlin will be the home to not one but many new local shops.

“Usually summer is pretty busy for our businesses and the fact that businesses are relocating and getting bigger and new businesses are coming to town, it makes it even more exciting going into the shoulder season,” explains Ivy Wells, Berlin Director for Community and Economic Development.

A book store, pet supply shop called Yuppy Puppy, even a yarn spot are all opening up on Berlin’s Main Street.¬†Bryan Brushmiller, owner of Burley Oak Brewing Company, is also bringing a new one-of-a-kind store to downtown.

“Viking Tree Trading Company is a store that’s inspired from our adventures in travel in the beer business and and also surfing. I’m constantly going around the world and we’re always finding cool stuff and this is the opportunity to bring all this cool stuff back to my hometown,” explains Brushmiller.

It’s shops like the trading post the town and businesses say brings a bigger, better impact for the entire community.

“It’s always a wonderful thing when we see new people coming in to start new businesses in town. That’s good news for everybody because that means more volume of people, people walking around town seeing that there’s something new that wasn’t here last time,” explains local shop owner Brenda Trice of A Little Bit Sheepish.

Brushmiller adds, “We really see the local job market thriving here in Berlin because people can find a job here locally.”

It’s giving new energy and excitement to the town that strives to keep its hometown historic flare.

“It’s more than just a business it’s really creating community in our area and that draws more people to us,” adds Trice.

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