The COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed store openings and construction, but it certainly hasn't stopped them.
A number of housing developments are planned in Harrisburg, Susquehanna Township, Hampden Township, East Pennsboro Township, and throughout the Midstate.
And stores like REI Co-op, PaulB Mechanicsburg, Five Below, and TJ Maxx are opening new locations in central Pennsylvania this year.
Three companies plan to open multiple locations in the region: Shiny Shell CarWash, Xfinity, and Pet Supplies Plus.
Other new locations include a day care center, a hospital, newly built doctor's offices, a dog day care center, restaurants, hotels, an indoor trampoline park and much more.
The following companies have or will be opening new locations in the central state:
Shiny Shell CarWash
Three new Shiny Shell car washes are planned for the east coast and two more Shiny Shell car washes are planned for the west coast. Salt Lake City-based Coldwater Car Wash Group is planning to build one of the new facilities at The Meadows Original Frozen Custard location at 4636 Jonestown Road in Lower Paxton Township. The new facility is located in front of the property where The Meadows main facility is located. The owner plans to build an extension to the clubhouse at the rear of the property. There will be no transit, but customers can place their orders. The batting cages, mini golf course, and game room, all of which are at the rear of the property, will be retained.
The Coldwater Car Wash Group is also planning to open a Shiny Shell Carwash facility in Lemoyne on the corner of Lowther Street and Third Street. The Coldwater Car Wash Group also plans to open facilities at the intersection of Hogestown Road and Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Parish, Linglestown Road and Route 283 exit near Target.
Comcast plans to open several Xfinity stores in the central state. The first of the five stores opened in December, covering 3,900 square feet along Carlisle Pike, in front of Kohl & # 39; s store in Hampden Township. That month, a store opened in Cedar Crest Square on 1792 Quentin Road in the North Cornwall parish of Lebanon County. The third store will open in the second quarter of this year in the Hershey Square Shopping Center between Char Koon and a state liquor store in the former One Cup Joe room at 1154 Mae St. in Derry Township. In the Hanover region, an Xfinity store will open at North Point Plaza in Penn Township, York County, in the third quarter of this year.
Pet supplies plus
Pet Supplies Plus offers a wide variety of pet care products, toys, and pet foods. The shops offer nursing services, veterinary services and self-washing stations. A pick-up service, where employees can transport heavy items for customers to the car, is also available. The company opened a new location in the West Shore Plaza shopping mall at 1200 Market St. in Lemoyne.
The company announced that it would open six stores in the central state:
- West Shore Plaza shopping center at 1200 Market St. in Lemoyne.
- 1024 Lititz Pike, Warwick Parish, Lancaster County
- 624 Shrewsbury Commons Ave., Shrewsbury Ward, York County
- 120 N. Reading Street, Ephrata, Lancaster County
- 2600 Willow Street Pike N, West Lampeter Parish, Lancaster County
- 172 Newberry Parkway, Newberry Ward, York County
Blue Ridge Village
The mixed-use development on Linglestown Road includes residential, commercial and medical spaces. Future tenants include Orrstown Bank, a primary health care facility from Penn State Health and a senior residence. More houses are also being built under development. In total, Blue Ridge Village is expected to have 108 single family homes, 127 townhouses, 184 apartments, and one community clubhouse. Development already includes CVS Pharmacy, Starbucks, Jersey Mikes, Great Clips, Tide Cleaner, AT&T, Lux Nails, Homes and several apartment buildings.
U-Gro learning centers
Giant and U-Gro have plans for a new 15,000 square meter childcare center in Middlesex Township. U-Gro Learning Centers will open the Childcare Center on Harrisburg Pike next to The Giant Company's headquarters at 1149 Harrisburg Pike in spring 2022. The center will have 10 classrooms, a 1,800 square meter indoor playground and a 12,000 square meter outdoor playground. It will serve up to 150 children daily as part of full-time and part-time programs for children aged six weeks to eight years.
Make a reservation in Summerdale
At the corner of Routes 11/15 and Valley Road is a new 46 acre complex with 260 luxury apartments. The Reserve at Summerdale will offer one and two bedroom units. Each unit has large floor plans with private entrances, contemporary finishes, fully equipped kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, large bedrooms, and a laundry room. The development will have a pool, fitness center, clubhouse and other amenities. The construction workers have already started to clear the site. The apartments are expected to be available in autumn.
The Summerdale Reserve is the first project to break new ground on the site. However, several lots are available for development and East Pennsboro Township has approved the site for mixed use development that could include other uses for the property such as restaurants, healthcare and retail.
A new UPS store is coming to Silver Spring Township. The store opens at 825 Hogestown Road near the Tikka Hut. The store is expected to open between April and June.
Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center
The 300,000 square foot hospital on Good Hope and Wertzville Streets, just off Interstate 81, is slated to open later this year. It will initially include 108 inpatient beds, an emergency room, doctor's offices, various specialty inpatient services, image and laboratory services as well as medical and surgical skills. The healthcare system also plans to build a three-story medical office building with an area of 94,050 square meters and a four-story parking garage with an area of 114,400 square meters. Construction of the multi-storey car park and the medical office building could start as early as autumn this year.
The hospital system also plans to build three potential hospital expansions that will be completed by or before 2030 – a four-story, 45,634-square-foot, 24-bed building; a three-story, 57,381-square-foot building; and a six-story, 117,864-square-foot building with 120 beds.
Penn State Health – East Pennsboro Parish
Penn State Health plans to build a new health practice on the Highmark Corporate Campus on Center Street in the East Pennsboro Ward.
Penn State Health – Upper Allen Ward
Penn State Health plans to build a new 10,000 square foot primary care facility in Upper Allen Township on Route 114 / Market Street near the Route 15 interchange south of Mechanicsburg.
Hampden Terminal Apartments
Behind the Hampden Terminal shopping complex on the previous site of a Mercedes dealer, three residential buildings known as Hampden Terminal Apartments with a total of 120 apartments are being built in 4444 Carlisle Pike. The construction work is expected to be completed in summer 2022. There will also be a fourth building with a commercial space of 4,500 square meters. The use of the commercial space is currently unknown, but could also include retail.
Dogtopia, which offers day care and food for dogs, plans to open at the Hampden Center in Hampden Township. Not a word as to when it will open.
Harrisburg Housing Authority
The agency plans to build a new affordable home in Harrisburg near the Jackson and Lick homes in Harrisburg. The future five-storey building with 50 residential units will be a general residential complex with an underground car park. The building will be 77,114 square feet and will be erected on Harrisburg Housing Authority lot along North Sixth Street in front of the Lick Tower.
Willow Valley Communities
Willow Valley Communities, a retirement home developer and operator, has announced the construction of a multi-story, mixed-use tower for development on the 1.6-acre downtown site of the former LNP manufacturing facility on the northwest corner of the intersection of Queen and planned is Wine Routes. The 20-story tower structure of the Willow Valley Communities will feature 147 two- and three-bedroom residences and amenities for residents aged 55 and over, as well as street-level restaurants and retail stores that will be open to the public. Willow Valley Communities plans to demolish the existing LNP structures and replace them with new buildings. The historic Jasper Yeates House at 24 S. Queen St. will be preserved and fully restored. Construction is expected to start at the end of next year.
Opened in a tent in the parking lot of Capital City Mall in Lower Allen Township in January, 15toKnow company is offering COVID-19 testing. The transit point is only open by appointment. The company's name is based on how long it will be before employees get the results.
Comfort Suites Camp Hill – Harrisburg West
Comfort Suites Camp Hill – Harrisburg West opened December 30th at 100 Bar South Drive in East Pennsboro Township. The hotel has 113 rooms, including 16 one-bedroom suites, fully equipped kitchenettes, meeting facilities and a fitness center. State College-based Hospitality Asset Management Company will handle day-to-day operations management and monitoring of the property.
Smith Farm Partners project
Work on a large mixed-use project that will include hundreds of units in South Middleton Township could begin as early as this summer. The Smith Farm Partners project is located on the former Smith Farm at 481 S. Spring Garden St., just outside of Carlisle.
The plans for the 63 hectare project include two commercial lots – one for medical purposes – a two-story building covering an area of 30,000 square meters and another piece of land for a building covering an area of 15,000 square meters.
Integrated development partners sold a lot to Safe Harbor to build a 50,000-square-foot building with 51 affordable units. Integrated Development Partners also sold a lot to a developer in Maryland to build 22 homes for a total of 250 homes. The apartments are expected to have a communal garden, nature trails and a pool.
Integrated development partners are planning the construction of 84 townhouses. The start of construction is planned for next year. Occupancy is planned for the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023. Integrated development partners are also planning a care facility with 50 to 55 residential units. Carlisle United Methodist Church also bought part of the farm and built a 60,000 square foot building on the former farm. The church opened last year.
The former home of Renova, HealthSouth and LifeCare near Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital and Bethany Village will soon have a new resident. BroadRock Group plans to open an inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation center for alcohol and drug addicts under the name Lumos Recovery on vacant property at 4950 Wilson Lane in Lower Allen Township.
Plans for the new warehouse at 2450 Gettysburg Road, Lower Allen Township are 45,000 square feet. Presbyterian Development is the owner of the property.
Terraces in Maplewood
Two hundred and thirty-six apartment buildings are planned for a housing development in Susquehanna Township, north of the intersection of Thea Drive and Elmwood Drive. The Maplewood terraces will be on 24.8 acres that will include both townhouses and residential homes. The development is an extension of the other Maplewood housing developments on Birchwood Circle and Oakwood Lane.
The homes will be located near Susquehanna Union Green, a large mixed-use project that is currently under construction. Maplewood patio plans include 90 apartments in five apartment buildings and 146 townhouses. A community clubhouse will be built in the middle of the development along Elmwood Drive.
This store opened at 427 N. Enola Road in the Summerdale Plaza Mall, next to the PennDOT Driver's License Center and near the Dollar Tree store. Family Dollar sells a variety of items including household cleaners, groceries, health and beauty items, toys, clothing, and more. Many of his items are $ 1 or less, and most of the items in the store are less than $ 10.
LG Health Physicians Anesthesiology
Lancaster General Health Physicians has a new anesthesia practice. LG Health Physicians Anesthesiology is located at 555 N. Duke St. in Lancaster. The practice employs 35 doctors and six certified anesthetists who were previously part of Anesthesia Associates of Lancaster. The practice opened on January 4th.
A uBreakiFix location opened in Lancaster County. The electronics workshop opened in Fruitville Pike, Manheim parish last month, around 1939. The shop offers repairs to smartphones, tablets, computers and other items. The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. From Monday to Saturday.
Stark Law Group
Attorney Eric Stark opened the Stark Law Group. The law firm specializes in labor law and employee compensation. The company handles cases of employee compensation, termination issues, unemployment issues, labor disputes, non-compete agreements and employment contracts, and more. The company is located at 1370 Harrisburg Pike in Manheim Township.
Get Air Harrisburg
The indoor trampoline park is moving to the Paxton Towne Center in Lower Paxton Township. The new location will be 30,895 square feet and the new park will have trampolines, a children's pitch, dodgeball, a foam pit, slamball, a ninja court, and other activities. The new larger location will have new ninja obstacles and inflatable toys. Birthday parties and other group events are also held in the park. The new location is expected to open in late spring.
Advance auto parts
Advance Auto Parts moves into the former Get Air Harrisburg space in the Union Square Shopping Center on Union Deposit Road in Susquehanna Parish. The interior of the Advance Auto site is undergoing renovations and the store is expected to open in late first quarter or early second quarter of this year.
McNees Wallace & Nurick started Apollo Communications. The agency specializes in building and improving brands and reputation, crisis and issue management, media work and content marketing. The company opened on January 11th and serves customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland. Apollo Communications is located at 100 Pine St. Harrisburg in the McNees Wallace & Nurick office.
Bob & # 39; s Discount Furniture
The retailer opened a store on 1801 Hempstead Road in Lancaster in January. The shop sells furniture, mattresses, and home decor. The new 45,915 square meter store will employ 25 to 35 people. The shop is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
Penn State Health Cocoa Ambulance Center
The 20,000 square foot outpatient center was located in the Cocoaplex Center at 1150 Cocoa Ave. opened in Derry Township. Two internal medicine offices that operated on the east and west sides of Penn State Health's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus and adult endocrinology and nephrology that were located in the university medical center have moved to the new center. The Penn State Health Cocoa Outpatient Center opened for internal medicine patients on December 21, and the other specialties opened in January.
Progressive dental concepts
A new two-story building with a dental practice is planned for the municipality of Swatara. Progressive Dental Concepts plans to build the 10,779 square meter building on a one and a half acre site on the Tecport Business Campus at 413 Port View Road on the corner of Port View and Friendship Road. The dental practice is on the second floor and can be occupied by up to five dentists. The first floor is rented out, but there are no tenants in line yet.
The Panera Bread in The Point shopping center will be relocated next to the former Infinito room. The new location will have a passage.
Keystone Municipal Solutions
A Harrisburg-based law firm has launched a new firm that will provide community interim management and professional advisory services. McNees Wallace & Nurick founded Keystone Municipal Solutions, a new subsidiary based in Harrisburg at 100 Pine St. Keystone Municipal Solutions will serve communities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. The company was formally incorporated on Jan. 25, and McNees said the new company will offer a range of services tailored to the needs of communities experiencing leadership changes or other management challenges.
Midtown Redevelopment plans to build a community center / apartment building and eight townhouses on approximately 1 acre property in Harrisburg. Midtown Redevelopment plans to build the community center / apartment building in 1629 N. Third St. The townhouses will be built along Third, Logan, Hamilton and Clinton Streets and include two auto repair shops. A four-story, 17,936-square-foot, mixed-use building will include 12 apartments and a 4,180-square-foot non-profit community center. The Mid-Town Community Center is on the first floor and the apartments are on the next three floors. This project is the first phase of a larger project that will include 106 lots in the Capitol Heights neighborhood. This first phase consists of 20 of these packages.
7 story building on Reily Street
A new seven-story building is planned for the 400 block on Reily Street in Harrisburg on a 1.01 acre site near the future federal court. KevGar Holdco plans to develop the building with commercial space for a 23,000 square meter grocery store, 8,000 square meter restaurant and café, and 1,500 square meter office. 85 apartments; and a parking garage with approx. 500 parking spaces. The grocery store would have an outdoor seating area and bike racks will be installed as part of the project. The building would replace four buildings on Reily Street, each more than 100 years old. These buildings will all be demolished.
A bank based in Montgomery County is expanding its reach in the central state. Univest Financial has opened a new regional office in York County. The regional center opened on January 25th at 2901 Whiteford Road in Springettsbury Township.
BeBalanced Harrisburg East
BeBalanced Harrisburg East, a weight loss center, has moved from the Olde Liberty Square office complex on Jonestown Road in the Lower Paxton Ward to a new location at 5201 Jonestown Road in the Lower Paxton Ward.
Senior Housing Campus on Good Hope Road
A new senior housing campus is planned for Hampden Township. There are plans for three separate buildings at 1706 Good Hope Road – a 13,935-square-foot building, a 12,471-square-foot building, and a 13,495-square-foot building. The three buildings will together contain 100 independent residential units. The 6.51 acre property is on the east side of Good Hope Road northeast of the intersection of Good Hope Road and Smith Drive. The project will include 140 parking spaces. There will be parking spaces under all three buildings, and the property will also have three parking spaces. A hiking trail is also planned for the accommodation.
Souvenir Drive houses
A number of houses are planned for a 13.4 acre lot in Hampden Township. Fifteen single-family homes are planned for the Garbrick Tract at 6150 Souvenir Drive. The new development is west of Pickett Lane and north of Heather Woods Court.
Spinnaker Property Management
Spinnaker Property Management plans to build three commercial buildings on the 2.81 acre site located between 3820 and 3900 Market Streets on the north side of Market Street across from South 39th Street. The southern part of the property previously had two buildings that have since been demolished. There will be 11,250 square meters of office space between the three buildings. Spinnaker will be one of the occupants.
Univest Financial – Hampden Municipality
Univest Financial plans to open a regional center in Cumberland County. The new facility is located in the former Adams Auto building at 4601 Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township. The facility is expected to open in April.
Nature's Pet Place
The pet store is moving to the South Hanover Mall in Penn Township, York County, on the 3,600-square-foot former Pet Valu property. The store is located next to Boost Mobile and is expected to open in the spring. The business moves from 1446. Baltimore St. Nature & # 39; s Pet Place opened in May 2008 and offers a selection of products focused on pet health and nutrition. The store offers organic, natural, and holistic foods and treats. The shop offers items for dogs, cats and wild birds, as well as a bakery.
The former Toys R & # 39; US room on Carlisle Pike will have a new resident next year. REI Co-op will open its first midstate store on Silver Creek Plaza in the Pike Mall at 6391 Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township. REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) offers a wide range of equipment for outdoor activities as well as outdoor clothing for men, women and children. The 22,400-square-foot store will also have a bicycle, ski and snowboard specialty store where customers can adjust or repair equipment. The store is expected to open next fall and this will be REI's fifth location in the state.
A new 25,000 square foot hardware store is coming to Upper Allen Township. PaulB Hardware Mechanicsburg is slated to open next fall at 121 Gettysburg Pike near Planet Fitness, Messiah University and CVS Pharmacy. PaulB Hardware is a high performance hardware store serving contractors, industrial and agricultural companies, and homeowners. The new store will include a range of departments including paint, power tools, hand tools, lawn and garden, farm and ranch, agricultural and industrial parts, automotive, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, home and outdoor, outdoor power equipment, and Home hardware. PaulB Mechanicsburg will have repair shops for tools, pumps, generators, and external power equipment, and the business will also offer a range of other services, including key cutting.
Five Below, Big Lots and TJ Maxx
The three retailers have signed ten-year leases and will open in the former Kmart in the Hershey Square shopping mall in Derry Township. Five Below is expected to open on March 5th, Big Lots in late April and TJ Maxx in May.
Comcast customers on the West Coast will soon no longer have to cross the river to get to a Comcast / Xfinity store. The new Xfinity store is expected to open on December 10th at 6444 Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township. The 7,700-square-foot building that will house the store was recently built in front of Kohls. There is also a Sleep Number Store in the new building. The 3,900 square meter store will employ 13 people.
The first Regency Furniture Store opened in Gateway Square at 75 Gateway Drive in Hampden Township in November. The store sells carpets, accessories, furniture, home office items, daybeds, and more.
Embellas / Nittany Scoops
Embellas opened in the Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace in the Susquehanna parish in December. The new location for Embellas is next to Romano's Macaroni Grill and the space previously occupied by New York & Company. This also includes an ice cream parlor – Nittany Scoops. The ice cream parlor opened in January and serves 16 flavors in cones, dishes and pints. The new space will have space for the gift shop and a window for the ice cream parlor. Embellas sells custom jewelry, handbags, and other gift items from a number of lines including Alex and Ani, Vera Bradley, Kendra Scott, Katie Luxton, and Spartina. The store moved from Colonial Park Mall.
Ashley's home store
Ashley Homestore on the West Coast has a much larger place to call home. The Ashley Homestore opened in October in the former home of Dick's Sports Store in the Hampden Commons Mall at 5950 Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township near PetSmart, Ollie & # 39; s Bargain Outlet, Home Depot, and a former Staples store. The store moved its showroom from its location at 6484 Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township. The store sells carpets, accessories, furniture, home offices, daybeds, and more. The new store is 55,000 square feet and about twice the size of the store at 6484 Carlisle Pike.
The perfume shop opened in November at Tanger Outlets Hershey in Derry Township. The Perfume Hut is located in Suite 149 between the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and the Sunglasses Hut. The store will of course sell perfume and cologne, but also face masks.
A fashion designer who specializes in wedding dresses has moved her business back to Mechanicsburg. Sheila Kauffman is bringing her business, Sheila Frank, back to its original stationary location at 50 W Main St. The showroom and studio are expected to open on January 16 with a grand opening this spring. The move to Mechanicsburg follows a two-year move to Union Street in Millersburg.
Kauffman's collections of wedding dresses are sold in their boutique, boutiques across the country and online. Kauffman entwirft auch individuelle Brautkleider, einschließlich maßgeschneiderter Brautkleider. Kauffman hat früher Brautveränderungen vorgenommen, jetzt nimmt sie auch allgemeine Änderungen an der Kleidung von Männern, Frauen und Kindern vor. Kauffman nimmt derzeit Termine für die kommende Hochzeitssaison 2021 entgegen.
Das Damenbekleidungsgeschäft wurde im vergangenen Jahr in der 113 S. Front St., Steelton, eröffnet. Das Geschäft verkauft Kleidung, Accessoires und Schuhe.
In Zusammenarbeit mit der Handelskammer von Greencastle-Antrim veranstaltete Wildflower Apparel in 106 S. Antrim Way, Greencastle, am 14. November eine große Eröffnungsfeier. Öffnungszeiten: 10 bis 19 Uhr. Dienstag bis Donnerstag; 10 bis 20 Uhr Freitag und Samstag.
4R and Sons Zero Hazard
4R and Sons Zero Hazard, ein Anbieter von Desinfektionsprodukten und -dienstleistungen, veranstaltete am 28. Oktober eine große Eröffnungsfeier mit einer Zeremonie zum Durchschneiden der Bänder bei der Handelskammer von Mechanicsburg. Die Eigentümer sind Roger und Rita Naugle. 4R and Sons Zero Hazard bietet Dienstleistungen zur Desinfektion verschiedener Unternehmen an, darunter Kindertagesstätten, Schulen und Kirchen. Heimwerkerprodukte können direkt über die Website des Unternehmens erworben werden. Das Einzelhandelsgeschäft 4R and Sons Zero Hazard befindet sich in der 612 E. Simpson St. in Mechanicsburg. Informationen: www.myzerohazard.com.
Enterprise Cars hat einen neuen Standort in der 2596 Cumberland St. in der Gemeinde North Cornwall im Libanon County eröffnet. Eine große Eröffnungsfeier fand am 7. November um 10 Uhr statt.
Bemerkenswert Sie Wellness
Remarkable You Wellness wurde in der 6941 York Road, Unit 4, in der Gemeinde Berwick, Adams County, eröffnet. Das Unternehmen bietet Healy an, ein tragbares Gerät, mit dem das Energiefeld des Körpers ausgeglichen und die Selbstheilungskräfte aktiviert werden können. Healy ist von der US-amerikanischen FDA zur Linderung von akuten, chronischen und Arthritis-Schmerzen und Muskelkater aufgrund von Überanstrengung zugelassen. Zusätzlich zu den natürlichen Gesundheitsdiensten bietet Remarkable You ein Geschäft, in dem Vitamine, Kräuter, ätherische Öle und mehr verkauft werden. Info: www.remarkableyouwellness.com Öffnungszeiten: 15:00 Uhr – 19 Uhr, Mittwoch und Freitag und 10 Uhr – 15 Uhr Dienstag und Donnerstag.
Der Haustier-Salon und die Boutique wurden in der 201 N. Hanover St., untere Ebene, in Carlisle eröffnet. Die Boutique bietet eine „Snack Station“ mit Keksen, Kaubonbons und vielem mehr. Die Downtown Carlisle Association veranstaltete am 6. Februar eine Zeremonie zum Durchschneiden der Bänder.
Lowe hat die 1.100.846 Quadratmeter große Lagerverteilungsfläche im Shippensburg 81 Logistics Center in der 201 Cramer Road in der Gemeinde Shippensburg, Cumberland County, von Equus Capital Partners Ltd., einem privaten Immobilieninvestmentmanager in Philadelphia, angemietet. Das neue Lager für Lowe ist Teil einer Investition von 1,7 Milliarden US-Dollar zur Erweiterung seines Vertriebsnetzes bis 2023. Das Lager wird als direktes Fulfillment-Center genutzt, das laut Lowe dazu beitragen wird, die Lieferungen an Kunden im Nordosten zu beschleunigen. Der Betrieb des neuen Zentrums wird voraussichtlich im Frühjahr dieses Jahres beginnen. Laut Lowe kann das Unternehmen innerhalb von zwei Tagen mehr Kunden erreichen.
Die Hershey Co. plant den Bau eines 810.000 Quadratmeter großen Vertriebszentrums an der Killinger Road zwischen Annville und Palmyra in der Gemeinde South Annville. Es wird voraussichtlich Ende 2021 betriebsbereit sein und 270 neue Vollzeitarbeitsplätze schaffen.
High Associates is building a warehouse on Ben Franklin Boulevard on the Greenfield business campus in East Lampeter Township. The 229,000-square-foot warehouse will have 32-foot clear height space, 28 loading docks and three drive-in doors, with staging for 30 trailers on 15 acres. Once completed, the facility will be customizable for up to three tenants and is expected to employ up to 200 people. The warehouse will be available for occupancy this fall.
A Wormleysburg-based developer is planning to purchase and redevelop the former Salvation Army property at 1122 Green St. Integrated Development Partners plans to convert the property into “for-sale” condominium units. “The Lofts” will consist of approximately 16 units — a mix of one bedroom, two bedroom and efficiency condominiums ranging from 650 to 1,100 square feet in space. Integrated Development Partners plans to keep the parking lot across the street, which would include designated, private parking spaces. And a 1,500-square-foot brick building on the lot across the street would probably be converted to a fitness center or be used for storage for the residents. The company hopes to complete the project by early 2022.
North Cornwall Commons Apartments
Construction has begun on an apartment complex located at a large-scale mixed-use project in Lebanon County known as North Cornwall Commons. A groundbreaking ceremony was held in November for the North Cornwall Commons Apartments, which is being built along Springwood Drive.
North Cornwall Commons is located in North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County across from the Lebanon Valley Exposition Center and Fairgrounds facility. The new five-story apartment complex will have 220 apartments and residents at the complex will have access to a pool, gathering space and exercise facilities at a community building that will be utilized by townhouse residents, as well as apartment residents at North Cornwall Commons. Residents will also have access to community walking trails.
The first 110-unit apartment building is scheduled to open next fall. A second 110-unit apartment building is planned for another phase of the project. The 120-acre site will eventually have between 500,000 and 600,000 square feet of office and retail space. Springwood Development Partners, a partnership between Blackford Development and Byler Holdings, is the developer of the site. Construction began on the complex in 2017. In addition to a second apartment building the remaining phases of the project are planned for a mix of residential, commercial and office space including a potential for a pharmacy, a bank, and restaurants.
Construction began in September on the Schoolhouse Flats at 701 Market St. in Lemoyne at the site of the former Lemoyne Middle School. Construction company Mowery plans to transform the middle school into an apartment building. Schoolhouse Flats will include 46 apartments. Each unit will feature stainless steel appliances and hard surface counters, and some units will have a private patio. Eight of the units will be built in the former gymnasium and will feature rooftop decks.
Other proposed amenities available to residents include an on-site gym, on-site parking, bike storage, a pet washing station and a courtyard with designated cornhole, bocce ball and outdoor theater space. Schoolhouse Flats is expected to be completed in the fall of 2021.
A Lemoyne company is developing more than 100 homes in Upper Allen Township. RSR Realtors is developing a 55+ senior community called Cortland Park, which is the last stage of development to be built in the Winding Hills development. The builder is Lancaster County-based Landmark Homes. The community will include 117 lots – townhomes and single-family homes as well as a private community clubhouse that will include an exercise room, multi-purpose room, gathering area with wet bar, a kitchen and a game area. Residents will also have access to the Winding Hills clubhouse.
All of the homes will include two car garages. Optional features include items like fireplaces, sliding doors, a cathedral ceiling, a deck, a double wall oven, and a study, among other options.
Community First Fund Credit Union
A Lancaster-based nonprofit plans to open a new credit union. Community First Fund will open at 51 S. Duke St. next fall. The credit union has been in the planning stages for a couple of years. It will offer a full-scale of banking services as well as credit builder loans to help people build credit, mortgage services and car loans. Community First Fund currently has a mortgage department. The credit union will also offer financial education. The 860-square-foot credit union is expected to be located on the first floor while other offices will be located upstairs in the building. The credit union will employ about five people when it opens.
Belco Community Credit Union
Belco has announced it will open a new branch in the former home of a Mid Penn Bank location at 5500 Allentown Blvd. in Lower Paxton Township. Mid Penn Bank moved that branch to a former Fulton Bank location on Jonestown Road last year. The new branch will open in the spring and will relocate from 5785 Allentown Blvd. in Lower Paxton Township.
Members 1st Federal Credit Union
The credit union officially broke ground in August on its future 172,000-square-foot headquarters at Hampden Marketplace on Marketplace Way near Wertzville Road in Hampden Township. The credit union said that it expects that it will take 12 to 18 months for construction. The credit union’s headquarters is currently located at the Rossmoyne Business Center, where it has been since 1997. Members 1st has sold two of its four buildings in the Rossmoyne Business Center and plans to sell the remaining two before moving to its new campus. The new campus will open in 2021 or 2022.
Accountabilities Inc. is closing its offices on Ritter Road in Lower Allen Township and on Front Street in Harrisburg and will open a new office in Camp Hill on Jan. 1 at 305 S. 32nd St. The firm offers bookkeeping services and consulting, payroll processing and reporting, tax planning and tax preparation for businesses and tax planning and tax preparation for individuals. The new space has 1,900 square feet of space.
Members 1st Federal Credit Union
The credit union opened a branch at 516 E. Lancaster Ave, Shillington, Berks County. It opened for business on November 16.
Beth McKinley, financial advisor with Thrivent, opened an office at 35 E. High, Suite 104, in Carlisle. The Downtown Carlisle Association held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 6.
Penn State Health
Penn State Health will open a 47,000-square-foot outpatient center in the former Toys ‘R’ Us building at 1430 Harrisburg Pike in Manheim Township. The center is expected to open in the spring.
Planet Fitness has signed a 10-year lease and has opened in the former Kmart at the Hershey Square shopping center in Derry Township. The fitness center opened on Feb. 17.
Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center
Penn State Health will open a new acute care hospital, Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center, a five-story, 341,000-square-foot facility set to open in 2022. Lancaster Medical Center will be located near the intersection of State Road and Harrisburg Pike in East Hempfield Township.
The facility will feature 129 private inpatient beds, with the capacity to expand by 24 additional beds, an emergency department, various specialty inpatient services, an imaging lab, complete medical and surgical capabilities and an attached medical office building for outpatient services. Once the Lancaster Medical Center is operational it will employ about 900 people.
Fit on Market
Strawberry Square is once again home to a fitness center. Fit on Market opened in November at 312 Market St. in Harrisburg and offers a limited number of memberships, available on a first-come, first-served basis. The gym features Matrix cardio and strength training equipment. Strawberry Square said that bi-polar ionization equipment has been installed to continuously disinfect the air as well as surfaces. The gym has new tiled shower facilities and lockers. Members will be issued individual access cards allowing them entry to the fitness center from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
A Chicago company opened a medical marijuana dispensary in December. Verano opened the Zen Leaf dispensary at 890 Loucks Road in York. Zen Leaf offers a variety of cannabis products including concentrates, infused products, vaporizers, and flower. Registered medical marijuana cardholders can also order online at www.zenleafdispensaries.com with same day, in-store pick up.
Drayer Physical Therapy Institute
Hummelstown-based Drayer Physical Therapy Institute has opened facilities in more than 10 states but the opening of its latest clinic is much closer to home. The outpatient clinic opened at 302 W. Main St., Suite 101, in Middletown in December. The clinic offers outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, including pre- and post-operative rehabilitation, manual therapy, sports rehabilitation and injury prevention.
PinnacleHealth Express Union Deposit
An urgent care center in Lower Paxton Township has relocated but its new location is pretty close to its previous location. PinnacleHealth Express Union Deposit relocated to 775 S. Arlington Ave. from 805 Sir Thomas Court in December. Both locations are near the UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Campus. PinnacleHealth Express provides primary care services as well as services for urgent issues. No appointments are needed at PinnacleHealth Express.
Richards Orthopaedic Center has joined UPMC under the name Richards Orthopaedics–UPMC. The practice has been providing care for 65 years, spanning three generations of the Richards family. The office location will remain at 144 S. Eighth St., Chambersburg. Richards Orthopaedics–UPMC provides surgical and non-surgical orthopaedics, podiatry, foot and ankle care, sports medicine, wound care, nail care, and physical therapy. The following providers see patients at this office:
- Robert Holzshu, D.O.
- Karli Richards, D.P.M.
- Rebekah Richards, D.P.M.
- Robert Richards, Jr., M.D.
- James Kinton, D.P.T., P.T.
Richards Orthopaedics–UPMC is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday with some extended hours for physical therapy on Mondays and Thursdays. To schedule an appointment call 717-414-7798.
Armstrong Flooring is relocating its corporate headquarters to a new location in Lancaster County. The 160-year-old company that designs and manufactures flooring signed a long-term lease with the High Real Estate Group for three existing buildings located at Greenfield Corporate Center, a 600-acre business campus to house its headquarters and technical center. Greenfield is owned by High Real Estate and is in East Lampeter Township. Armstrong Flooring will take over two adjacent buildings, located at 1740 and 1760 Hempstead Road, which total 58,000 square feet, and will house office space for approximately 200 corporate office employees and will also feature a 5,000-square-foot design showroom.
The company will also lease an existing 33,000-square-foot building, located at 1827 Freedom Road, Suite 101, for its technical center, housing approximately 60 employees from the company’s new product development, innovation and engineering teams. The buildings will be renovated and will use a selection of Armstrong Flooring’s flooring products. Construction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021.
The Chapel Hill United Church of Christ in East Pennsboro Township will be demolished to clear the way for a new commercial center. The new commercial center, which will be known as Poplar Square, will be located on the three-and-a-half acre site at the corner of Erford and Poplar Church roads and is expected to include a new space for the church, a medical office, a restaurant and space for up to four stores. The owner hopes to begin construction early this year.
“Carpets and Draperies” building
Third Street Realty plans to convert the building at 1507 N. Third St. into five two-bedroom residential apartments ranging from 600 to 1,655 square feet as well as some commercial space. The first floor of the building will have 820 square feet of commercial space. The three-story, 6,270-square-foot brick building was built in 1922 by Abraham Gerber to serve as a furniture showroom and department store, known as Gerber’s Department Store.
260 Boas St., Harrisburg
The First Harrisburg UMC building at 260 Boas St. in Harrisburg will be redeveloped into eight apartments. The 7,658-square-foot brick church sits on one tenth of an acre. The one bedroom apartments will range from 475 to 1,125 square feet and will include office space and half-baths in some of the units.
Harristown Enterprises, the owner of Strawberry Square, plans to construct a mixed-use building at 21 S. Second St. in Harrisburg on the site of a longtime three story building that was once home to the former Coronet restaurant. That building was demolished in late 2018 and early 2019. The new six-story building with include retail and office space on the first two floors, and eight residential apartments on the four floors above. Harristown purchased the property in 2017.
The bank opened a new regional headquarters in the Harrisburg area. The office opened on Feb. 1 on 4050 Crums Mill Road in Lower Paxton Township. The office will house regional leadership as well as employees from the bank’s commercial, investment and trust services divisions and operational support areas. About 12 employees will occupy the 6,687 square-foot office.
A construction management company has a new place to call home in the Camp Hill area. In November, Eastern PCM moved to 150 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 203, in East Pennsboro Township from its previous location on 12th street in Lemoyne. The company offers a number of services, including project management, construction management, relocation management and owner’s representative services to higher education, healthcare, commercial, and not-for-profit clients.
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott will be built on the former site of the Bon-Ton in Lower Allen Township. Construction on the five-story, 124-room hotel is expected to begin this year.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg
A hotel company based in Centre County that operates hotels around the world has opened its fourth facility in the midstate. Fairfield Inn & Suites Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg, a 107-room hotel opened at 503 Winding Creek Boulevard in Silver Spring Township on Nov. 24. The hotel has a 24/7 fitness center and an indoor pool. Guests will have access to complimentary Wi-Fi and a complimentary, daily breakfast buffet. The hotel is owned and managed by Shaner Hotels and was built by Lancaster County-based Paul Risk Construction.
The long-awaited entertainment center Round1 is expected to open in 2021. It will include more than 100 sports and games for all ages and levels. It will have an arcade and a bar and offer bowling, karaoke, billiards and food. Round1 at the Park City Center will take over the former Sears store that closed last year.
Stumpy’s Hatchet House
Stumpy’s Hatchet House opened last year at 515 Rear W. Chocolate Ave. in Derry Township. At Stumpy’s, hatchet throwing takes place in a controlled pit where throwers take turns. Those who aren’t throwing hatchets are confined to a safe zone. The Hershey venue, at 13,000 square-feet, offers 15 hatchet-throwing pits and has two private party areas available for rent. Right now, patrons can bring their own beer or wine. A snack bar sells food such as potato chips and sodas.
Dunkin’ will open a new location at 271 Market St. in Lemoyne early this year.
Chipotle is coming to the Hershey Square shopping center in Derry Township, and will be located on a pad site in front of the Weis Markets store.
A new Panera Bread will be located on Linglestown Road at Susquehanna Union Green in Susquehanna Township. The location will have a drive-thru.
Zeroday Brewing has announced it plans to open at Susquehanna Union Green in Susquehanna Township and that they are partnering with Shakedown BBQ. The project is expected to be completed by next summer. Zeroday Brewing will also be located off of Linglestown Road.
Tequila Willies Southwest American Grille
The casual restaurant will open as early as March at the former Rock Bass Grill at 461 S. Front St. in Wormleysburg.
Adam Maust, the owner of the Harrisburg marketing agency Mighty Group, purchased the building at 2101 N. Sixth St. in Harrisburg in May and plans to redevelop it. Ideally, Maust hopes to center the 40,000-square-foot building around a grocery store. He also hopes to bring in a brewery, restaurant and a coffee shop to the facility as well but, he is looking at several different options. He also plans to have office space and will relocate his marketing agency to the building.
Chipotle mexikanischer Grill
Chipotle is opening at the former Sonic Drive-In at the Blue Mountain Commons shopping center in Susquehanna Township.
Pepper Palace opened in November at Tanger Outlets Hershey in Derry Township in suite 146 between Vitamin World and Claire’s. The store sells hot sauce mild to extreme, bbq sauce, wing sauce, mild to extra hot salsa as well as rubs, glazes and marinades. You’ll also find a few food items like pickles, olives and jalapeños.
Nissley Vineyards Wine Shop and Tasting Room
Nissley Vineyards Wine Shop and Tasting Room opened on Nov. 9 at Tanger Outlets Lancaster in East Lampeter Township, 311 Stanley K. Tanger Blvd., suite 301. The space is around 3,000 square feet and is located between Book Warehouse and the Yankee Candle Outlet. The store features a wine shop, where customers can purchase wines by the bottle or case, as well as several locally produced beers. And the tasting room has tables and chairs.
A beverage company has opened in Harrisburg. Krisp Drinks manufactures natural spring water and organic water. The company, which is owned by Sean Banks, sells organic water in the following flavors under its Krispwtr brand: strawberry/pineapple, pomegranate/lime, and blueberry/lemon. The company says its products are a healthy alternative to other flavored waters and drinks.
Krisp Drinks held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Kutztown University Small Business Development Center in September. “Sean Banks envisioned Krisp Drinks LLC and brought the idea to life create a meaningful product that will make a lasting impact on changing how people hydrate,” the Kutztown University Small Business Development Center said in a press release. “While managing a convenience store, Sean noticed the need for a healthy flavored water alternative after discovering that many brands currently on the market were not as healthy as he expected.”
Krisp Drinks has announced it will donate a portion of its profits to charities serving youth in underserved communities.
Sheetz opened a new store located at 2539 Willow Street Pike, West Lampeter Township, on Nov. 25.
Presto Fast Italian
Presto Fast Italian is a build-your-own fresh pasta concept. Customers pick a pasta, sauce, veggies, and protein for a vast array of combinations. Presto opened in November at the York Town Center (at the former Five Guys location) at 2815 Concord Road in Springettsbury Township. This is the fourth location for Presto, which opened last year.
Chef de Crepe
Chef de Crepe opened on Dec. 12 at 20 W. Main St., Mechanicsburg. Chef de Crepe sells a variety of savory and sweet crepes with twists on the French specialty. They also sell breakfast crepes all day.
Up in Smoke BBQ
Up in Smoke BBQ opened at 1330 N. Mountain Road in Lower Paxton Township in November. It has a full menu of chicken, brisket and sides. It is open from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.
Seafood Saturday opened at the Colonial Park Mall in Lower Paxton Township in December at the former Gertrude Hawk Chocolates store. The restaurant will have limited indoor seating and focus mainly on takeout orders. It will be open 11 a.m.-7 p.m., daily.
On Nov. 18, Lidl held a grand opening celebration at 2001 Columbia Ave. in East Hempfield Township in Lancaster County.
Checkers & Rally’s
The Checkers & Rally’s drive-thru chain opened in York County at 4315 N. George St. in East Manchester Township.
Dunkin opened at 3634 Pottsville Pike in Muhlenburg Township, Berks County. A grand opening celebration was held on Feb. 20. The 2,000 square-foot restaurant will employ approximately 20 people and is open daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p .m. The new restaurant also offers complimentary Wi-Fi for guests and has a drive-thru.
From the Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities
The Parlor Salon Studio opened at 58 W. Main St. in Mechanicsburg.
Lizardi’s Restaurant opened in October at 204 N. Hanover St. in Carlisle serving Puerto Rican food.
Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority low-interest loans
PAP Technologies Inc.
PAP Technologies through EDC Finance Corporation, was approved for a $1,469,800, 15-year reset rate loan at 0.75 percent interest to acquire a 43,500-square-foot facility in East Hempfield Township. PAP Technologies is a printing company specializing in highly secure gaming stock such as lottery tickets, betting slips and other gaming products.
The new facility sits on 4.5 acres and consists of light manufacturing, warehouse, and office space. The company will be relocating from its Greenfield Industrial Park (Lancaster County) location to the project site in early 2021. The total project cost is $2,939,600 and the company has committed to relocating all 44 existing full-time jobs to the new facility.
Real estate development company Tri-S Management, LLC, through EDC Finance Corporation, was approved for a $1,953,000, 15-year fixed rate loan at 1.75 percent interest to construct a new industrial park in East Earl Township. The new park will total approximately 16 acres and will be divided into two lots for development. PIDA funds will be utilized for site improvement work that is required to make the two sites shovel ready for development.
Homestead Nutrition, a producer of crop and livestock nutritional supplements, through EDC Finance Corporation, was approved for a 15-year, $550,000 loan at a 0.75 percent reset rate to assist in the purchase of two industrial properties located in New Holland, allowing the company to consolidate its operations into two contiguous parcels.
The larger of the two buildings consists of 22,806 square feet, comprised of mostly warehouse and light manufacturing space, and the second building contains 5,035 square feet, also primarily warehouse and light manufacturing space. Both buildings include office space. The total PIDA project cost is $1,633,000.
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