A new park just popped up in downtown Lancaster.
The Prince Street Park will have its full unveiling Friday in downtown Lancaster in part of a parking lot at 118 N. Prince St.
The temporary park will be open through Labor Day weekend next to the building where construction will begin this fall on The Surveyor Hotel, a 60-room urban boutique hotel.
The 2,300-square-foot park features Passenger Coffee Roaster’s Airstream Coffee Bar and Penny’s, an ice cream truck serving Carmen & David’s Ice Cream.
Family-owned convenience store chain Sheetz Inc. crossed a milestone last month when it opened its 500th store, one of about 30 the Altoona-based company plans to open this year.
Known for its large gas stations with myriad fresh made-to-order food choices that are popular with travelers, the company grew to $6.9 billion in sales last year, up nearly 5 percent from the previous year.
In a bid to expand into urban markets, the company, which employs more than 16,000 people, is pushing a new store model — one without the gas pumps that focuses on higher-margin sales of food and beverages, said Dave Woodley, the company’s executive vice president of sales and marketing.
D.G. Yuengling and Son, which proudly bills itself as America’s oldest brewery, has something new to brag about.
The Pottsville company, whose sales surged last year when it entered Ohio, has become the largest American beer-maker by surpassing Boston Beer in 2011 sales.
That’s right. A beer launched by a German immigrant in 1829 to quench the thirst of Pennsylvania coal miners can claim a distinction once held by Anheuser-Busch, maker of the iconic Budweiser brand, which got gobbled up by a Belgian company a few years ago.
It’s a surprising story about how an underdog prevailed while much larger American brewers fell under foreign ownership. Even beer market experts could not have foreseen such rapid changes.
Harrisburg’s Midtown renaissance keeps chugging along. The latest addition to the neighborhood is Little Amps Coffee Roasters. Little Amps will hold their grand opening, tomorrow, October 1st, from 8am to 2pm. Little Amps will be Harrisburg’s first coffee roaster!
The shop will feature coffee and a continental breakfast type menu. Hours will be 7am to 2pm Monday thru Friday and 8am to 2pm on Saturdays.
The shop is located at 1836 Green Street, at the corner of Muench Street, in Olde Uptown Harrisburg. This area is being transformed by the private sector. Little Amps will be part of this transformation.
For more information, check out their Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Amps-Coffee-Roasters/194827143874300
OR check out their website at: http://littleampscoffee.com/
Wawa stores are offering any size Wawa coffee for $1.00, the entire month of January. So if you live near Wawa and like coffee, you might want to include them in your daily routine this month!
Gotta take advantage of those savings when we can!