The linens and table top store recently moved to Bryn Mawr.
Maleka, the Bryn Mawr store that sells high-end linens, gifts for the home and table top items, is celebrating 25 years in business. March 1 is the store's anniversary. Owners Louise and Art Howard ran Maleka for 24 years in Suburban Square before moving to downtown Bryn Mawr last year. Known for a long time as the place to get high-quality down products and linens, the store has also added gifts and decor for the home. "Maleka" is named for the couple's three children Marc, Leslie and Katie. It takes the first two letters from each child's name.
The fine linens and home decor store was in Suburban Square for 24 years.
After 24 years of business in Ardmore’s Suburban Square, Maleka’s owners are enjoying their new Bryn Mawr location. “A lot of people think we closed, but we’re still here,” said Art Howard, who owns the shop with his wife Louise. Maleka relocated in January to the Bryn Mawr location, which is about 30 percent larger than its old Ardmore shop, Howard said. Maleka, a home furnishing store, replaced Ashton Whyte at 835 W. Lancaster Ave., which also offered home décor and linens. Maleka gets its name from the first two letters of Art’s and Louise’s three children’s names: Mark, Leslie and Kate. With Maleka’s larger location, they have been able to add several offerings they previously did not have room for. For example, they were able to …