Comings and Goings: Area market houses continue to grow; popular pool won't open for summer
WellSpan York Hospital plans to transition its gift shop operations into the Atrium Café and the pharmacy at the hospital on June 20, according to senior media relations manager for WellSpan Communications Ryan Coyle. Those locations will expand to carry many of the items previously available in the gift shop, including flowers and small gifts, he said.
“We’ll be offering healthy snack items and will work with local artisans to stock the shelves in support of a sustainable local economy. The new locations will offer expanded hours of operation beyond those of the current gift shop,” Coyle added.
Hours of operation will be:
Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
“The hospital is committed to creating a positive impact in our community by supporting local businesses and offering healthier, more sustainable food and beverage options,” Coyle said.
In more WellSpan news, the hospital system plans to “significantly enhance WellSpan York Hospital, the only Regional Resource and Level 1 Trauma Center in York, Adams, Franklin or Cumberland Counties,” Coyle said.
The project, first announced in February 2020, was put on hold due to the pandemic and would affect the Marie Ketterman Building.
“We are currently updating our plans and details will be available in the coming months,” Coyle said.
A Tru Chance: Penn Market
A Tru Chance is now open in Penn Market. This Black and woman-owned business specializes in soaps and candles and also offers a ‘make your own’ candle bar.
Rabbittransit Transfer Center: 213 W. King St. York
Rabbittransit has opened a new transfer center on King Street in downtown York. Bus passengers can purchase passes, as well as board and transfer buses at this location.
SUU Sandar: The Markets at Hanover
SUU Sandar is serving up sushi, Thai and Burmese food at The Markets at Hanover. The stand will open Saturday, May 28.
Steffenshire Winery and Meadworks: The Markets at Hanover
Steffenshire Winery and Meadworks is also opening at The Markets at Hanover, with the grand opening on June 3. The stand will feature drinks such as Apple Pie Mead, Chocolate Blackberry Wine and Green Tea and Ginger Mead.
Dawg Gone Bees Apiary & Meadery: Hanover Market House, 210 E. Chestnut St., Hanover
Dawg Gone Bees Apiary & Meadery recently opened in the Hanover Market House. The stand sells T-shirts, hats, dog leashes, honey, mead, all-natural beauty products and more.
New locations and re-openings
United Way of York County: 140 E. Market St., York
The United Way of York County will hold a grand opening at 4 p.m., June 2, at its new office location at 140 E. Market Street, York.
United Way of York County recently moved from their offices of 50 years to a new downtown location.
More information on the grand opening event can be found at yceapa.org/events.
Pretzel Pizza Café & Creamery: 711 W. Elm Ave., Hanover
Pretzel Pizza Café & Creamery has left its location at 28 Frederick Street, according to a Facebook post, and will reopen soon at the former Little Everett’s BBQ building, located at 711 W. Elm Ave.
“We are anticipating a 'soft' opening on May 27 and May 28 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.,” the post said. “We welcome everyone to come celebrate our opening weekend with us at our new location, to see our upgrades, earn some free product and be entered to win a $100 gift card and more gift cards for other small businesses.”
New menu items, outdoor dining, parking and an outdoor service window are all part of the new amenities that will come with the new location.
West Shore Theatre: 317 Bridge St., New Cumberland
The West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland has reopened its doors after being closed for more than four years.
After the theater closed, a nonprofit group called Friends of the West Shore Theatre was launched in 2018 to bring the venue back to life. The group has spent years raising money, redesigning and planning for a reopening.
The front of the iconic theatre will be the same, but the interior has been updated to be more of an event venue, rather than just a movie theater. The stage has been expanded, more restrooms have been added and more seating style are now available.
The facility is available for rent and will also host birthday parties.
The West Shore Theatre was built in 1939 and offered its first film on Jan. 20, 1940. It closed in December 2017.
For more information or to purchase tickets to a show, westshoretheatre.org.
Bourbon Grill: 1080 Carlisle St., Hanover
Bourbon Grill will shut its doors at the Carlisle Street location on July 24. They have been open for 11 years. The restaurant made the announcement via Facebook in a post thanking their customers. They will remain open at other locations.
Codorus State Park Pool: Marina Dr., Hanover
Codorus State Park Pool will not be opening for the summer season because it doesn't have enough lifeguards.
"Due to the shortage of lifeguards, only the splashpad will be open this season until further notice. The pool will remain closed until adequate lifeguard staff is hired," a post on the Codorus State Park Facebook page said.
To apply for one of the lifeguard jobs, contact the park office at 717-637-2816. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will reimburse selected candidates for their lifeguarding certifications.
The splash pad will be closed the week of May 31 to June 3 and June 6 to June 10.
Armstrong Flooring, Inc.: multiple locations
According to a WARN notice, Armstrong Flooring Inc. will implement a permanent layoff at three locations: 1067 Dillerville Road, 1215 Loop Road and 1770 Hempstead Road. Between the three, 606 jobs will be affected.
The locations will close on June 17.
York Revolution president Eric Menzer announced that the baseball team has added nine new owners. Those are Robert Lambert, Dommonick Chatman, John Klinedinst, Rebecca Countess, Jeff and Cindy Lobach, David and Linda Davidson, John and Denise Gilliland, William Yanavitch and Mark Kearse.
Real estate purchases
JLL Capital Markets announced in a press release that the West Manchester Town Center has been purchased by Paramount Realty JV.
The 488,037-square-foot center was once an enclosed mall, but it was redeveloped in 2014. Currently, it is anchored by Kohl’s, At Home, HomeGoods, Hobby Lobby and Burlington. According to the release, the center attracted over 4.2 million customers in the last year.
TRUE Commercial Real Estate has announced the following leases or purchases:
April 4: 307 square feet of redeveloped single-room office space on the 5th floor of the Rupp Building, located at Continental Square, York has been leased to the Junior League. The organization closed the doors to its previous location at 166 W. Market St., York, where it had been for more than 60 years.
That building was recently sold, but the new tenant has not been announced.
April 6: 1,400 square feet in the Windsor Park Shopping Center, Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg has been leased to Midstate Distillery. The distillery was inspected on March 25 and was found to have 7 violations. No opening date has been announced.
April 11: 1,438 square feet of space at 14 N. George St., York has been leased to MicroXpress, an IT service and support company. Currently, the company has one other location in New Cumberland.
The Craft Beer Marketing Awards announced in a press release that Hoot Design Studio won a Gold Crushie Award for the Best Can or Bottle Design category.
Located in York, this design studio offers "original art, custom branding and a personal design experience that is all about quality and craftsmanship," according to the company's website.
The CBMAS is the only global awards competition to “celebrate the importance of craft beer artwork, culture, retail marketing and design efforts as a key to success in this highly competitive marketplace,” according to a press release.
A judge panel of over 500 industry professionals from over 24 countries evaluated entries in over 40 categories from around the world. For additional information, visit craftbeermarketingawards.com.