May 7, 2021

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Here are the new casinos, stores and other businesses coming to central Pa. despite the pandemic

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Plans are moving forward for casinos, stores and other business.

Penn National says that casinos in York and Berks counties are expected to be completed by the end of the year. The owners of Park Casino still have their eyes on the Shippensburg area and are moving forward with plans to build the casino on the sight of a former Lowes store.

A former Kmart in East Pennsboro Township will be redeveloped into a Tractor Supply and an AutoZone.

And Hershey Square has welcomed the first two of eight new tenants: Planet Fitness and Five Below.

Other new locations in central Pennsylvania include or will include a salon, a laundromat, supplement educational centers, a martial arts center, a shoe boutique, a 30,000-square-foot Crate & Barrell store, and much more.

Our list below is our latest business update of new businesses that have opened or will open locations in the midstate:

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Penn National Gaming submitted its application to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for a mini-casino in Springettsbury Township, outside York.

Hollywood Casino York

The casino is being constructed at the York Galleria Mall in Springettsbury Township, York County, and is expected to open towards the end of this year. In 2019, Hollywood Casino told the Gaming Control Board of Commissioners that it would have 500 slot machines (with as many as 750), 24 table games (with as many as 40 table games), a sportsbook, casual dining, bar and entertainment facilities in the 80,000-square-foot facility. Plans might change when the casino does open as delays in construction have given officials more time to prepare.

Parx Casino

Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment plans to open a casino in the former Lowe’s store in the existing Shippen Towne Center retail complex between Walnut Bottom Road and Route 11 in Shippensburg Township. Plans call for 600 betting positions at slot machines and table games, as well as a nationally-branded restaurant/sports bar with seating for about 250 people.

Hollywood Casino Morgantown

Construction is coming along on Hollywood Casino Morgantown in Caernarvon Township, Berks County, which is just located off the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Exit 298) and Interstate 176. The casino is expected to open toward the end of this year. Plans for Penn National’s Morgantown casino in 2019 called for up to 750 slot machines, 30 table games, a full sports betting lounge, a restaurant, entertainment lounge and a food court. That might change, however, as delays in construction have given officials more time to plan.

New Planet Fitness opens in Hershey Square Shopping Center

More than 100 pieces are in the cardio theater area. A new Planet Fitness location has opened in the Hershey Square Shopping Center. February 17, 2021. Dan Gleiter | [email protected]

Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness opened at the Hershey Square shopping center in February.

Exceptional Hearts Insurance

Exceptional Hearts Insurance will take over the former Sweet Home Healthcare office at Kline Plaza in Harrisburg.

O’lee De Lux Hair Salon

O’lee De Lux Hair Salon is moving from its Walnut Street location in Penbrook to Kline Plaza in Harrisburg.

Harrisburg Laundromat

Harrisburg Laundromat has leased space at the Kline Plaza shopping center and is renovating the space next to the state liquor store.

Five Below

Five Below opened at the Hershey Square shopping center on March 5 at 1170 Mae St., Suite 100, in Derry Township.

ModWash

ModWash plans to open 25 locations in Pennsylvania. The location pictured is in New Jersey. (Photo provided)

Modwash

ModWash will open at 6465 Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township in the former location of Quick Quality Car Wash.

Chieppor & Egner

The law firm opened in January at 53 N. Duke St., Suite 303, in Lancaster. The firm focuses on criminal defense, family law, and personal injury law.

Tractor Supply

Tractor Supply has signed a lease at the Summerdale Plaza. The retail chain sells farm supplies, pet and animal feed and supplies, clothing, tools and more. It’s unclear when the store will open.

AutoZone

AutoZone is coming to the former Kmart space at Summerdale Plaza in East Pennsboro Township. AutoZone stores carry lines for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured parts, maintenance items and accessories. It’s unclear when the store will open.

Sephora

Sephora plans to open stores in Kohl’s this year. (Rendering)

Sephora

Sephora will be opening 16 new locations in Pennsylvania and three of the new locations are in the Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg and Hanover areas. The new midstate stores will open inside the Kohl’s stores at Paxton Towne Centre, 5125 Jonestown Road in Lower Paxton Township; 6444 Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township and at 360 Eisenhower Drive in Hanover. The 2,500-square-foot stores are expected to open in the fall. The stores will have more than 100 beauty brands. The stores will have a range of makeup, skincare, hair, and fragrance brands. Sephora-trained beauty advisors will be available for personalized beauty consultations and assistance with finding products, and testing and discovery zones will feature a rotating assortment of new, emerging or trending products.

Transformation Martial Arts

Transformation Martial Arts plans to open a 2,520-square foot location at the Westover Plaza at 6 Skyport Road, Suite A, in Hampden Township. The studio will be offering age-specific martial arts classes for children and young adults as well as women-only classes. Transformation Martial Arts will also offer classes for children with autism. QiGong classes will also be offered. A May opening is planned for the studio. Previously, Transformation Martial Arts held classes at area parks, and recreation centers but this is the first permanent location for the business.

Mathnasium

Mathnasium of Hershey opened at Stoverdale Commons at 759 Middletown Road in Derry Township in October.

Plum Bottom

Plum Bottom has opened a new store in Camp Hill. (Photo provided)

Plum Bottom

Women’s shoe store Plum Bottom opened a location in March at the Neighbors & Smith shopping center at 1801 Market Street in Camp Hill. Plum Bottom carries women’s shoes from size 5 to 11 in a variety of widths and features mostly European brands. The store sells leisure footwear, summer footwear, slippers, dress shoes and more, and also sells some accessories including jackets and handbags.

Hudson Building

For 45 years, from 1932-1977, the building at Sixth & Maclay streets in Harrisburg served as the headquarters for the Brotherhood’s Relief and Compensation Fund, an organization that provides job income protection for U.S. and Canadian railroaders. It is also known as the Hudson Building. It was later home to a number of tenants including churches, a daycare and a beauty school. Owner Adam 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 a bunch of different options. And he also plans to have office space as well and relocate his marketing agency to the building. The two-story building has a full story underneath it and comes with about 70 parking spots.

Moxy Salon

Moxy Salon at the Neighbors & Smith shopping center in Camp Hill opened on Jan. 4. Moxy Salon offers a variety of hair and spa services, including skincare and massage treatments. Moxy relocated from a temporary location on the Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township and was previously in the 2100 block of Market Street in Camp Hill.

The Shops @Rockvale

The Shops @Rockvale is located in East Lampeter Township. (Daniel Urie, PennLive)

Crate & Barrel

The new 30,000-square-foot store will open at the beginning of May at the Shops @ Rockvale at 35 S. Willowdale Drive in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County. The store will be located in suite 1808 near The Children’s Place and Carter’s. Crate & Barrel sells a variety of furniture, outdoor items, kitchen items and home decor among other items.

Shoppes at Silver Spring

LGVS Partners are planning to build a 25,100-square-foot retail center and a 4,170-square-foot banking facility in the vacant lot at the Shoppes at Silver Spring at 6499 Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township. The developers have not announced who any of the tenants will be. The real estate listing for the property also does not list any tenants. The bank building will be built close to the Carlisle Pike with the retail center built behind that building.

Car dealership on the Carlisle Pike

A new automotive dealership will be located at 6458 Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township at the site of Noland, a plumbing supplies store. The 46,000-square-foot building will be redeveloped into an automotive dealership. Whether the new dealership will be selling pre-owned cars or new cars, and which dealership is planned for the new location has not yet been announced.

Triple Crown facility

The Triple Crown Corporation is building a facility in the 7000 block of the Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township. The Lower Paxton Township company plans to build the 36,000-square-foot building at the property, which would be accessed from Louis Parkway. The final subdivision and land development plans were submitted to Silver Spring Township to consolidate two lots into a single 4.9-acre lot. The building had previously been referred to as a mini-warehouse on the land development plan but that reference has been removed from the plan. Triple Crown has not announced a tenant for the property. A real estate listing for the property doesn’t list any potential tenants but says that the future facility is available for lease.

Sally Beauty

Sally Beauty is expected to open in May in the former GNC space at Hershey Square.

Volvo Construction Equipment

The Volvo Construction Equipment company has announced that it is building a $4.3 million training center in the Shippensburg area. The training center for the construction equipment manufacturer is expected to open by the end of next year and will provide a space to develop and deliver in-person and virtual training. Construction is expected to begin later this year on the facility in Southampton Township, Franklin County. The $4.3 million expansion will include the addition of several new machine bays, classrooms and virtual laboratories used for creating and hosting virtual training. The training center will include technical courses on equipment as well as training and demonstrations on electric machines, automation and connectivity. The virtual laboratory will allow for the use of video, augmented reality and other technologies to support virtual training courses for dealers throughout the United States and Canada.

Everest Insurance Agency

Everest Insurance Agency purchased the property at 4502 Derry St. in Swatara Township in February and is relocating from an office in Susquehanna Township. The company offers automotive, home, business and life insurance.

Vineyard Vines

The retailer is coming to Tanger Outlets Lancaster in East Lampeter Township. The store will open in suite 116 at the outlets at 311 Stanley K. Tanger Blvd. next to Asics in mid-April. The store sells clothing and accessories for men, women and children including men’s silk ties, designer sport shirts, and women and men’s polo shirts.

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters will open a new store in the midstate. The store will open at the Park City Center in Lancaster this year. An official opening date has not been announced yet. Urban Outfitters offers a mix of women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, beauty products and home decor.

Book Warehouse

Book Warehouse opened in March in the former retail space of Bass next to the Calvin Klein store at Tanger Outlets Hershey in Derry Township. Bass, previously closed all of its stores. Book Warehouse is a discount book store that is also located at Tanger Outlets Lancaster and the Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg.

Chewy

Pets supplies retailer, Chewy is opening a new distribution center in the Lewisberry area. The 732,000-square-foot fulfillment center will be located at 100 Goodman Drive in Fairview Township, York County, and is expected to open this year. The new facility will bring in about 400 new full-time positions to the region, according to Chewy.

Inch & Co. Real Estate

The construction company, Inch & Co. is now in the real estate business. And Inch & Co. Real Estate recently acquired real estate for a new home for the company — Elmwood Mansion at 400 Elmwood Boulevard, in Spring Garden Township, York County. The real estate division, which was launched earlier this year offers commercial and residential real estate services.

Mavis Discount Tire

Mavis Discount Tire has opened at the Capital City Mall. (Daniel Urie, PennLive)

Mavis Discount Tire

Mavis Discount Tire, which has opened a number of locations in the midstate including one at the Capital City Mall in Lower Allen Township and several in York County, has signed a lease and expects to be operational in a free-standing building by the winter of 2022 on Cape Horn Road in York Township near Red Lion adjacent to the Giant-anchored South Hanover Shopping Center.

YourSpace Storage

Peak Management, an affiliate of Hill Management Services, will open a “YourSpace Storage” self-storage facility on Cape Horn Road in York Township near Red Lion adjacent to the Giant-anchored South Hanover Shopping Center and is expected to open next summer. YourSpace Storage will have 1,008 units, including 744 climate-controlled units. The units will range in size from 5′ x 5′ to 10′ x 30′. A total of thirteen different-sized units will be available.

Cumberland Valley Pediatric Dentistry

The Verber Dental Group plans to open a new pediatric dentistry office, Cumberland Valley Pediatric Dentistry in May at 201 St. John’s Church Road in Hampden Township at the former BB&T building.

Consign & Collect Co.

Consign & Collect Co. opened at 136 E. Baltimore Street, Greencastle. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in conjunction with the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce on March 20. The owners are Melissa Hohl and Chris Johnston. The company carries a large selection of preowned home goods, furniture, decorative accessories, and upscale clothing. Consign & Collect Co. is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Consignment appointments can be made via the store’s website: www.consignandcollectco.com and are offered from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings.

Cue-Nique Lottery II

Strawberry Square’s longtime Pennsylvania lottery retailer, Cue-Nique Lottery II, has recently changed locations to a larger spot on the other side of the square, just inside the Walnut Street entrance. Anne Marie Jacoby has owned the shop since 2012, taking over from her parents, who operated a pool hall for many years in downtown Harrisburg in addition to the lottery. Cue-Nique is a full-service, family-owned and operated Pennsylvania Lottery retailer, offering all lottery games and scratch-offs, as well as Keno. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in February.

Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center

The future 300,000-square-foot Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center at Good Hope and Wertzville roads, just off Interstate 81 in Hampden Township is expected to open in the fall. The Hampden Medical Center will initially include 108 inpatient beds, an emergency department, physician offices, various specialty inpatient services, image and lab services and medical and surgical capabilities. Penn State Health said once the $200-million hospital is operational, the hospital will initially employ 650 people, with a planned increase over the first three years to about 1,000 employees. It will eventually expect to employ around 1,200 people. It also said it is employing about 1,000 people during construction. Officials broke ground at the site on March 29, 2019. Construction of a 94,050-square-foot, three-story medical office building and a 114,400-square-foot, four-level parking garage could begin as early as this fall. And if things go as planned, Penn State Health expects to expand the hospital over the next decade.

Sole Habit PA

Sole Habit PA opened on April 1 at 126 N. Hanover St. in Carlisle. The store will buy, sell and consign sneakers and will also sell apparel and merchandise as well. The store said it will carry the “harder to find” sneakers.

Ryan-Rodgers Media

Ryan-Rodgers Media will assist businesses with promotions and brand development.

Sylvan Learning center

The supplemental education franchise opened for virtual instruction in December but the center will open for the first time for in-person instruction at 4910 Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township this month.

Members 1st Federal Credit Union outparcels

Three small buildings are planned for the site where Members 1st Federal Credit Union is constructing its future 172,000-square-foot headquarters at the Hampden Marketplace shopping center off of Wertzville Road in Hampden Township. Plans for the outparcels call for a 12,000-square-foot building to house a daycare, which will include outdoor play areas on both sides of the building; a 24,000-square-foot, two-story office building and a one-story 9,000-square-foot office building. Members 1st is not constructing the buildings but the credit union’s spokesperson Mike Wilson said that it was too early to say who is constructing the buildings.

Penn State Health Medical Group – East Pennsboro

The clinic opened on the Highmark Corporate campus on Center Street in East Pennsboro Township in March. Penn State Health Medical Group – East Pennsboro will be open to members of the community including the 3,500 local Highmark employees who live and work nearby.

Penn State Health

Penn State Health announced last year that it would be building an outpatient center on the site of a former Toys ‘R’ Us store at 1430 Harrisburg Pike at the intersection of Route 30 at The Crossings at Conestoga Creek, a mixed-use development which is owned by High Real Estate. In March, Penn State Health announced that the new outpatient center will be for children. The health system said that the Penn State Health Lancaster Pediatric Center will offer “high-level pediatric care in an environment completely designed for and dedicated to children, teens and their families” and will also include pediatric specialty care. Construction is expected to begin later this spring with the buildout of 30,000 square feet of medical office space that will house a variety of pediatric medical and surgical specialties and outpatient services, such as imaging and lab testing.

Retail

REI Co-op

REI Co-op will open its first store in the midstate. (Photo provided)

REI Co-op

The former Toys ‘R’ Us space on the Carlisle Pike will have a new occupant next year. REI Co-op will open its first store in the midstate in the Silver Creek Plaza on the Pike shopping center at 6391 Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township. REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) carries a wide assortment of gear for outdoor activities as well as outdoor apparel for men, women and children. The 22,400 square-foot store will also offer a specialty bike, ski and snowboard shop for customers to tune or repair equipment. The store is expected to open next fall and this will be REI’s fifth location in the state.

UPS Store

A new UPS store is coming to Silver Spring Township. The store will open at 825 Hogestown Road, near the Tikka Shack. The store is expected to open between April and June.

PaulB Mechanicsburg

A new 25,000-square-foot hardware store is coming to Upper Allen Township. PaulB Hardware Mechanicsburg is expected to open in the fall at 121 Gettysburg Pike near Planet Fitness, Messiah University and CVS Pharmacy. PaulB Hardware is a heavy-duty hardware store that serves contractors, industrial and agricultural sectors, and homeowners. The new store will feature a number 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 outdoor power equipment, and the store will also provide a number of other services including key cutting.

Big Lots and TJ Maxx

The two retailers have signed 10-year leases and will open in the former Kmart at the Hershey Square shopping center in Derry Township. Big Lots is expected to open in late April and TJ Maxx will open in May.

Xfinity

Comcast has plans to open several Xfinity stores in the midstate. The first of the five stores opened in a 3,900-square-foot space along the Carlisle Pike, in front of the Kohl’s store, in Hampden Township in December. A store at Cedar Crest Square at 1792 Quentin Road in North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County, opened earlier this year. The third store will open at the Hershey Square shopping center, between Char Koon and a state liquor store, in the former space of One Cup Joe at 1154 Mae St. in Derry Township in the second quarter of this year. In the Hanover area, an Xfinity store will open in the third quarter this year at the North Point Plaza in Penn Township, York County.

Distribution

Lowe’s

Lowe’s leased the 1,100,846-square-foot warehouse distribution space in the Shippensburg 81 Logistics Center at 201 Cramer Road in Shippensburg Township, Cumberland County, from Philadelphia-based Equus Capital Partners Ltd., a private real estate investment manager. The new warehouse for Lowe’s is part of a $1.7 billion investment to expand its distribution network through 2023. The warehouse will be used as a direct fulfillment center that Lowe’s said will help speed up its deliveries to customers in the Northeast. Operations at the new center are expected to begin this spring, and Lowe’s said it will allow the company to reach more customers within two days.

Hershey Co.

The Hershey Co. plans to build an 810,000-square-foot distribution center located off Killinger Road, between Annville and Palmyra, in South Annville Township. It is expected to be operational by late 2021 and create 270 new, full-time jobs.

High Associates

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.

Financial

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.

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.

Health

Senior living campus on Good Hope Road

A new senior living campus is planned for Hampden Township. Plans call 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 include a combined 100 independent living units. The 6.51-acre parcel is located on the eastern side of Good Hope Road to the northeast of the intersection of Good Hope Road and Smith Drive. The project will include 140 parking spaces. There will be parking areas below all three buildings and the property will have three surface parking lots as well. A walking path is also planned for the property.

Progressive Dental Concepts

A new two-story building that will include a dental office is planned for Swatara Township. Progressive Dental Concepts plans to construct the 10,779-square-foot building on a one-and-a-half-acre property in the Tecport business campus at 413 Port View Road where it intersects with Friendship Road. The dental office will be on the second floor and will be able to be occupied by up to five dentists. The first floor will be leased but there are no tenants lined up yet.

Penn State Health – Upper Allen Township

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, just south of Mechanicsburg.

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.

Construction

Spinnaker Property Management

Spinnaker Property Management plans to construct three commercial buildings on the 2.81-acre site, which is located between 3820 and 3900 Market Street, along the northern side of Market Street, across from South 39th Street. The southern portion of the property previously had two buildings, which have since been demolished. Between the three buildings, there will be 11,250 square feet of office space. Spinnaker will be one of the occupants.

Presbyterian Development

Plans for the new warehouse at 2450 Gettysburg Road, Lower Allen Township, call for 45,000 square feet of space. Presbyterian Development is the owner of the property.

Pet related

Dogtopia

Dogtopia, which offers dog daycare and boarding, plans to open at Hampden Centre in Hampden Township. No word when it will open.

Car related

Advance Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts is moving into the former Get Air Harrisburg space at Union Square shopping center on Union Deposit Road in Susquehanna Township.

Hotels

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.

Entertainment

Get Air Harrisburg

The indoor trampoline park is moving to the Paxton Towne Centre in Lower Paxton Township. The new location will have 30,895 square feet of space and the new park will have trampolines, a kiddie court, dodgeball, a foam pit, slamball, a ninja course and other activities. The new larger location will have ninja obstacles and inflatable toys. The park will also host birthday parties and other group events. The new location is expected to open by late spring.

Round1

Round1 opened in March. 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.

Restaurants/Food related

Zeroday Brewing Co. new taproom in Harrisburg

Zeroday Brewing Co. has opened its new taproom and restaurant at 925 N. Third St. in Harrisburg. March 23, 2021. Dan Gleiter | [email protected]

Zeroday Brewing

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 this summer. Zeroday Brewing will also be located off of Linglestown Road.

Panera Bread

Panera Bread at The Point shopping center will move next door to the former Infinito’s space. The new location will have a drive-thru.

Chipotle

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.

Dunkin’

Dunkin’ opened at 271 Market St. in Lemoyne.

Panera Bread

A new Panera Bread will be located on Linglestown Road at Susquehanna Union Green in Susquehanna Township. The location will have a drive-thru.

Chipotle

Chipotle is opening at the former Sonic Drive-In at the Blue Mountain Commons shopping center in Susquehanna Township.

Mick’s All American Pub

Mick’s All American Pub will open at North Cornwall Commons in North Cornwall Township. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 25.

Rapid Sandwiches & More

Rapid Sandwiches & More, which operates a food truck is opening a 1,600-square foot brick and mortar location at the Kline Plaza shopping center in Harrisburg in space 49 near State Rep. Patty Kim’s district office.

Crisp Café

A new restaurant, Crisp Café is opening a 1,060-square-foot location in one of the spaces between Rapid Sandwiches & More and State Rep. Patty Kim’s district office at Kline Plaza in Harrisburg.

Zeroday Brewing Co. Restaurant & Taproom

The 4,000-square-foot restaurant, taproom and outdoor courtyard at 925 N. Third St. in Harrisburg and 9,000 square feet of residential space will include 17 apartments. The developer is WCI Partners. The restaurant opened in March.

Burger King

A Burger King also opened on the site at 3100 Cape Horn Road in York Township last fall.

Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor

Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor, which is located in the new region of Hershey’s Chocolatetown will open on April 2. Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor will offer more than a dozen ice cream flavors including Candymonium, Reese’s Peanut Butter, Toasted Marshmallow, and Malted Memories. Other offerings include a king size sundae served in a souvenir Hersheypark dish with five scoops of ice cream, confetti cake, unlimited toppings, fresh whipped cream and a cherry; a “warm” ice cream sandwich; chocolate, strawberry and vanilla milkshakes; and two ice cream floats. Milton’s Ice Cream Parlor will also have a shareable menu featuring house-made potato chips and buckets of fries in Hersheypark souvenir buckets served with a choice of dipping sauces.

Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen

The Sweeterie Confectionery Kitchen will also open on April 2 in Hershey’s Chocolatetown and will serve up chocolate-dipped treats, fudge and other desserts including the Comet coaster bar, Kissing Tower mousse cake and Chocolatetown cheesecake.

Car wash locations

Shiny Shell Carwash

Shiny Shell Carwash plans to build facilities in Lemoyne and Silver Spring Township. (Photo provided)

Shiny Shell CarWash

Three new Shiny Shell Carwash facilities are planned for the East Shore, and two other Shiny Shell Carwash facilities are planned for the West Shore. Salt Lake City-based Coldwater Car Wash Group plans 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 will be located in the front of the property where The Meadows’ main facility is located. The owner plans to build an addition onto the clubhouse in the back of the property. There won’t be a drive-thru, but customers will be able to walk up and place their orders. As for the batting cages, miniature golf course and arcade that are all located in the back of the property, they will all remain. The Coldwater Car Wash Group also plans to open a Shiny Shell Carwash location in Lemoyne at the corner of Lowther and Third streets. Coldwater Car Wash Group also plans to open facilities at the intersection of Hogestown Road and the Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township, on Linglestown Road and off the Route 283 exit near Target.

Education

U-Gro

A sign outside the Giant headquarters in Middlesex Township. U- Gro plans to build a new facility there. (Photo provided)

U-Gro Learning Centres

Giant and U-Gro have plans for a new 15,000-square-foot childcare center in Middlesex Township. U-Gro Learning Centres will open the childcare center in the spring of 2022 on the Harrisburg Pike, next to The Giant Company’s headquarters, located at 1149 Harrisburg Pike. The center will have 10 classrooms, an 1,800 square-foot indoor play space and a 12,000 square-foot outdoor playground. It will serve up to 150 children daily through full-time and part-time programs for children ages six weeks to eight years.

From the Cumberland County housing and Redevelopment Authority

Sauter Safe Solutions cleaning service has opened at 610 E. Simpson St. in Mechanicsburg.

Fine Art Photo has relocated across the street to the former 3,200-square-foot Drayer Physical Therapy unit in Highland Park Plaza in Lemoyne.

Susan Walbert opened Susan’s Snips hair salon in the former Liberty Tax unit at 67 W. Main in Mechanicbsurg.

Annie’s Beauty Bar—permanent makeup and custom wig salon—leased space at 19 N. Railroad Ave. in Mechanicsburg.

Last Rep opened in suite 1012 of State Street Plaza in Lemoyne. Owners Kurt Kenny and Junior Rivera provide personal training services and small-group fitness instruction.

America’s Home Health Services leased 418 Market St. in Lemoyne for offices; the business provides home health care services and has offices across the state.

Playa Bowls, a franchise restaurant offering a healthy menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner will open at 32 N. Hanover St. in Carlisle.

Issei Noodle plans to open in April at 10 N. Pitt St. in Carlisle. The restaurant will serve Vietnamese and Japanese dishes.

7-Eleven plans to open at 1003 S. Hanover St. in Carlisle.

Dough & Arrows plans to open at 105 N. Hanover St. in Carlisle. Dough & Arrows will sells gourmet ice cream, edible dough, cheesecakes and other baked goods.

Coover & Associates, a law firm leased space at 2 S. Hanover St. in Carlisle.

Spoons Cafe opened a location at the Army Heritage Education Center in Carlisle. The restaurant serves breakfast and lunch.

Plans

The plans below were submitted to local municipalities since Jan. 1.

Plans were submitted for phase 3B of Grayhawk Landing in Silver Spring Township. Subdivide a 3.42-acre property into 13 lots for single-family detached dwellings.

Cider Press Associates LLC submitted plans in January for Shadebrook Phase IV in Lower Paxton Township.

Williams Holding Group submitted plans in January for Creekvale Phase 4 and 5 in West Hanover Township.

LRRE LP submitted plans in January for the Wilsbach Distribution facility in Lower Swatara Township.

McNaughton Properties submitted plans in January for the Townes at Margaret’s grove phase 2B in Susquehanna Township

Schaedler Yesco Distribution submitted plans in January for Schaedler Yesco Distribution in Swatara Township.

Plans were submitted on Jan. 15 for Cumberland Preserve, a residential development with 111 single-family homes and 42 multi-family homes in Middlesex Township.

Plans were submitted on Jan. 25 by Brindle Development Association to construct 14 single-family homes on Brindle Road in Monroe Township.

Filson Rental Properties submitted plans on Feb. 4 to build the Aqua Treatment Systems industrial building on Hempt Road in Silver Spring Township. Construction will include a 36,292-square-foot industrial building to manufacture and service water purification equipment. Project includes 72 parking spaces and stormwater facilities.

Triple Crown Corporation submitted plans on March 3 for the Derry Street Burger King in Swatara Township.

H-T Partners LLC submitted plans on March 5 for Woodland Hills Phase 6A/10A

Bylers Quarries LLC submitted plans on March 12 for Fiddlers Elbow warehouse.

Plans were submitted on March 8 for a 10,790-square-foot building at 701 Poplar Church Road in East Pennsboro Township with three stories totaling 32,370 square feet of floor area. Additional 3,600-square-foot retail building. Project includes 34 apartment units above commercial uses. 137 parking spaces are proposed.

Plans were submitted on Feb. 26 to subdivide a new lot and consolidate another lot to create a 15,000-square-foot addition, an additional 5,180 square feet of retail and parking spaces. Access is from Old Forge Road in South Middleton Township.

Plans were submitted on March 12 for Laurel Forge Phase 1 to subdivide lots for 27 single-family detached dwellings and two open space lots. Ferrous Drive is proposed to access all lots. Access to development from Lindsey Road in South Middleton Township.

Plans were submitted on Feb. 25 for the construction of 336 multi-family units and 60 townhouse units and reuse of an existing building. Project includes 780 parking spaces (not including garage spaces). Access from Sprint D in South Middleton Township.

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