The Woolen Mill is a clothing store in downtown Meadville, PA that carries a variety of classic women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, shoes, as well as items for infants. We pride ourselves in customer service and guarantee every product we sell.
Our Knowledgeable Staff will assist you in a professional and courteous manner. We can’t wait to help you pick out something special for your closet--stop by soon!
Sue and Sandy Wycoff are a sister duo who grew up in Meadville, Pennsylvania. They remember a booming downtown with no shortage of things to do and places to shop.
Growing up, Sue and Sandy spent time with their mother, Dorothy Wycoff, running the Tik Tok Shop, a women's clothing store. Eventually Sandy moved to Cape Cod, Massachusetts and opened Chatham T Co. The business, which began as a small t-shirt shop, has grown to two stores, The Chatham Clothing Bar and Chatham T Kids, both located on Main Street in Chatham, MA.
After Sue moved back to Meadville in late 2009, she and Sandy began conversations about a desire to revitalize downtown. The sisters agreed on a plan to have a higher end clothing store that offered a range of styles for men, women, and children. When 257 Chestnut Street became available, they knew it was time and purchased the building in June, 2016.
With a new splash of style, respect to the original structure, and utilization of a portion of the name of the original business in the building, The Woolen Mill Clothier opened in the Summer of 2017!
257 Chestnut Street was originally built in 1867 by the Huidekoper Bros as office and sales space for the Meadville Woolen Mills. The first floor was a sales room for their products while the second floor and basement were broken into offices. The third floor of the building was open for various uses.
By the 1900s the build was sold and held a number of business such as Salvation Army, Post Office, Photo Play, clothing stores, and eventually remodeled for restaurant use.
Below you’ll find a full list of businesses that have occupied 257 Chestnut street until 1985, as well as historical photos and newspaper clippings.