The Barn & The Kids Barn Family Shoe Store - West Newton, MA
The Barn Family Shoe Store was founded in 1948 by Russell Wennbergh, and after his passing, Russell’s wife, Lillian, took leadership of The Barn. When Lillian retired, daughter, Karen Stives, a one-time equestrian Olympian in the 1984 Olympics, held the reigns at the store for over 25 years. Since Karen’s passing, the torch was handed over to Joe Carrigan, formerly the General Manager of “The Barn” for over 25 years.
Today, “The Barn” is a family owned and operated business with Joe serving as Owner and President, his wife, Cindy as Owner and Comptroller and their son, Brendan as General Manager.
The Kids Barn was launched in 1995 and is adjacent to The Barn. The Kids Barn is about 10,000 square feet that is totally dedicated to kids footwear and casual apparel. Laura Garcia is the Manager of The Kids Barn.
The Barn is one of the longest running family-owned shoe stores in New England and continues to win multiple awards for its high quality footwear and casual apparel for women, men and kids, in addition to our outstanding customer service. We are celebrating our 70th Birthday this year and look forward to going strong for the next 70!