Happy Lancaster – Inspired by Pharrell Williams “Happy.”
Lancaster is Happy! Special thanks to featured dancers – Franklin & Marshall Dance Department, Heads Up kids, Mayor Rick Gray, Cylo and Lancaster Barnstormers, the Infantree, Iron Hill Brewery and Lancaster Central Market for putting up with our shenanigans and helping celebrate our extraordinary community!
With less than three weeks to go before the center’s $64 million in construction debt was due to be restructured — pushing interest rates higher — officials on Friday extended the financing for three more months.
The move buys time for negotiation with lender Wells Fargo to come to terms the center can live with.
A consultant sounded the alarm a year ago that the nearly 4-year-old center could be forced to close if revenues were not significantly increased or financing fees cut.
Glad to see that people are finally noticing what Lancaster has to offer!
THERE’S MORE to Lancaster than outlets and buggies.
Although the eighth-largest city in Pennsylvania is closely associated with the Pennsylvania Dutch, a community that came to this part of Penn’s Woods back in the early 1700s, there’s as much city as there is country to this picturesque part of the state…
Lancaster County has enjoyed a steady growth pattern for four decades. Since the 2000 census, Lancaster County’s population has increased 7.9%. The latest population estimate puts Lancaster County’s population at 507,766 ranking the county as the sixth largest in Pennsylvania.
The Lancaster Metropolitan Area is made up entirely of Lancaster County. Prior to the latest increase, Metropolitan Lancaster was the 101st largest metropolitan area in the United States. The city of Lancaster, population 56,348 (2000 census), is the eight largest city in Pennsylvania.
The new 19 story Marriott Hotel, site of the former Watt & Shand Department store, enhances the skyline.