A barn of a different colour

Modern or memorable? Readers weigh in on the Red Barn's recent makeover.

New shade: Cloverdale's Red Barn is now brown.

The new owners of the Red Barn in Cloverdale have given the heritage buildings a new coat of paint, in a different colour – brown.

Readers weighed in on our Facebook page.

“It looks modern, but I think the red made it stand out and was more memorable,” said Reporter reader Kristy Hill.

“I also liked the red barn,” added Marilyn Guthrie.

Others were more receptive. “Hm, we could get used to that!” piped in Jonas Lee Photography. “It looks really nice,” added Chris Vanderstoep, who admitted the trademark red will be missed.

When told that a store that sells modern furniture has moved into the familiar Highway 10 and 176 Street corner location – former home of Cloverdale’s now defunct Red Barn Antiques for more than 40 years – Kathleen Kuryliw said she promised to check it out. “Will miss the red yet.”

Jo-Anne Maynes was glad to see a new business coming to town, but also admitted to feeling a little sad to see the red go. “Looks fresh, however, guess we can’t call it the Red Barn anymore.”

Follow the Cloverdale Reporter on Twitter and Facebook. View our print edition online.

Just Posted

South Surrey Spirit Garden to host Solstice Stroll

Candlelight event to begin at 8 p.m. June 22

Nearly 200 motorcycles take off from Cloverdale for Brenden’s Ride

Annual fundraiser supports programs that empower people with disabilities

VIDEO: 5X Festival takes over Surrey’s Central City plaza

Second annual event draws thousands of people throughout the day

Semiahmoo First Nation opens cannabis dispensary

Indigenous Bloom partners with First Nations

Cloverdale’s 5 most-read stories of the week, June 7–13

Vet leaves dead dog in freezer for 78 days, local high school goes into ‘hold and secure,’ and more

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

Parents of BC murder victim want personal belongings returned

Lisa Dudley’s parents, Rosemarie and Mark Surakka, were at the Mission RCMP detachment Sunday

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Pride flag taken down by Township of Langley

Woman said she was told it was removed from her front yard because of a complaint

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

Most Read