Flower & Craft Warehouse In Blue Ball Closing

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Flower & Craft Warehouse, which draws thousands of shoppers from across the region, is closing.

The sizable Blue Ball store, established in 1991, is seeking a license from East Earl Township to hold a going-out-of-business sale.

“They’re definitely closing,” said Connie Gross, the township’s secretary-treasurer and office manager. “Their verbiage to us was, ‘This is it.’ ”

According to Gross, the 196 Broad Street store first contacted the township for a license about two weeks ago.

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Fire Rips Through Morgan Corp. Building

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United Stat...

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An intense fire swept through an industrial building in Caernarvon Township late Thursday afternoon, spewing a cloud of heavy black smoke and leaving the facility a tangle of twisted metal.

Fire broke out shortly before 4 in a paint shop at Morgan Corp., which manufactures the box, or container, section of delivery trucks for Penske, Ryder and other corporate trucking fleets.

Brian McCafferty, the company’s risk management director, said the cause had not been determined.

No one was injured, he said.

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