New stores and more: Capital City Mall, Kline Plaza to welcome a number of retailers

A number of new retailers are opening stores in the midstate.

Rue21, Windsor, Joseph Jacob Jewelers and other retailers are on the way for the Capital City Mall

Hibbett Sports and Rainbow are coming to the Kline Plaza in Harrisburg.

Five Below is coming to the Carlisle area. Target is on the way to the Lebanon area. REI Co-op is opening its first store in the Harrisburg area.

And beyond retailers, new businesses from casinos to car wash locations are opening in the midstate as well.

The list below offers our latest rundown of new businesses that have arrived or are coming soon to central Pennsylvania.

The Rue 21 store at the Lakes Mall, in Fruitport on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Kayla Renie |

The new business list is published several times a year on PennLive. Take a look at the newest announcements since our most recent list that was published on June 18:


Rue21 plans to open a store at the Capital City Mall in Lower Allen Township. The store is expected to open on September 2. Rue21 is a fashion-forward casual apparel retailer focused on teenagers, and sells clothing, accessories, shoes and more.


Fashion retailer Windsor is opening a store at the Capital City Mall in Lower Allen Township.

Joseph Jacob Jewelers

The jewelry store will open in the former Littman Jewelers space in Center Court at the Capital City Mall. No date has been set for an opening yet.

My Cellphone Repairs

My Cellphone Repairs has opened at the Capital City Mall.

Willow & Wildfire

Home decor store, Willow & Wildfire has opened at the Capital City Mall.


Cinnabon is expected to open this summer at the Capital City Mall.

Vacancies in east shore shopping centers

Kline Plaza at South 25th Street in Harrisburg.
January 14, 2021.
Dan Gleiter |

Hibbett Sports

The retailer is relocating from the Colonial Park Mall to Kline Plaza in Harrisburg. Hibbett Sports offers footwear, apparel for college and pro sports as well as athletic equipment for baseball, basketball, football and soccer. The store will open late in 2021 or early 2022 at Kline Plaza in Harrisburg.


Rainbow, which sells women’s clothing including plus-size clothing as well as children’s clothing, shoes and accessories, will open late in 2021 or early 2022 at Kline Plaza in Harrisburg.

Harrisburg Laundromat

The laundromat is expected to open later this year at the Kline Plaza shopping center.

Five Below

Five Below has leased a 9,470-square-foot space in the Carlisle Crossing shopping center at 299 Westminster Drive in South Middleton Township, which is anchored by Target and Kohl’s. Five Below sells items between $1 and $5, and some items above $5.


The retailer plans to open a store at the former Kmart site at 1745 Quentin Road in North Cornwall Township.

Vacancies in west shore shopping centers

Crunch fitness will open in the former Staples store at Hampden Commons on the Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township.
January 12, 2021.
Dan Gleiter |

Crunch Fitness

Crunch Fitness Mechanicsburg will open a $4 million facility at 5850 Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township. The facility will offer classes, cardio, weights, hydromassage, a riding studio and more.


The 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. It’s not clear when the new store will open.

Gettysburg Small Meeting & Retreat Center

The Gettysburg Small Meeting & Retreat Center is located in the newly remodeled carriage house, which is adjacent to the Keystone Inn at 231 Hanover St. in Gettysburg. The owners of the bed and breakfast have opened the new venue space for small meetings and retreats for 13 guests or less.

Founder’s Market & Co.

Founder’s Market & Co. is moving from Richardson Drive in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County to a 51,194-square-foot facility at 2821 Old Tree Drive, also in the township. The four-year-old company offers warehousing, shipping, cross-docking, inventory management solutions and other services.

Depalma Roofing & Construction

A York County construction company has opened a branch office at 5241 Simpson Ferry Road in Hampden Township on the second floor. Depalma’s lease began on July 1. Depalma Roofing & Construction offers a variety of services: residential and commercial roof installation and replacement; shingle roof installation; roof repairs; storm damage repairs; roof inspections; siding, windows and spouting services. The company is based in Carroll Township, York County near Dillsburg.

Mister Car Wash

Mister Car Wash has signed a lease at the former Speedway site at 5390 Jonestown Road in Lower Paxton Township.

Sports betting coming to Hollywood Casino

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works

Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works announced it will open a new location at the Hollywood Casino In East Hanover Township. The brewery will occupy space in the former Skybox Sports Bar location on the second floor of the casino.

Hugo Boss

The retailer sells clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women as well as gifts. The new store opened in July at Tanger Outlets Lancaster in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County. The 3,500-square-foot store is located between Levi’s Outlet and Francesca’s in suite 1230.

Fresh Pressed Juice Bar

Fresh Pressed Juice Bar recently opened in June at 221 N. Second St. in Harrisburg offering juices, smoothies and cleanses.


Two Xfinity stores have recently opened in the midstate.

Comcast opened the new Xfinity Store in Penn Township near Hanover on June 30 at 1150 Carlisle St. The Xfinity stores have an open format with a showroom and allow customers the chance to see products on displays and ask questions about internet, television, cell phone, home security and landline services. Customers can also pay bills and return, swap and upgrade items. The stores also offer pickup options.

New Xfinity store opens at Hershey Square shopping center

Comcast opened an Xfinity store in the Hershey Square shopping Center.
June 8, 2021.
Dan Gleiter |

Comcast opened an Xfinity store in the Hershey Square shopping center at 1154 Mae St. in Derry Township between Char Koon and a state liquor store in the former space of One Cup Joe.

Vito’s Pizza

Vito’s Pizza opened at 265 Cumberland Parkway in Upper Allen Township in July. Vito’s Pizza serves up a large menu of pizza, subs, wraps, burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, strombolis and calzones as well as pasta dinners including lasagna, ravioli and fettuccine alfredo.

Urban Churn

Urban Churn opened a new shop in Hampden Township opened in June. (Daniel Urie, PennLive)

Urban Churn

Urban Churn opened a new location at 6391 Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township. The shop offers more than 24 flavors of ice cream.

Market Wagon

Market Wagon has brought its online farmers market and delivery service to the midstate. The service allows customers to browse locally grown products on their computer or smartphone throughout the week and place an order from multiple vendors with one single checkout. Market Wagon then delivers the orders each Thursday afternoon. The items are delivered in reusable insulated tote bags using ice packs as needed to preserve freshness. Market Wagon’s delivery hub is in Lower Paxton Township and its delivery area includes Adams, York, Lancaster, Perry, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon and Juniata counties as well as western Berks county and western Schuylkill county. The service went live on June 24 and the company is now accepting home delivery orders.


The founders of Vistablock, said the new land development company will develop multi-family residential and industrial projects that will enhance long-term economic growth in central Pennsylvania while working to preserve agriculture and open spaces. Vistablock opened for business in April at 150 Farmington Lane in Manheim Township, Lancaster County.


In June, Doceo opened an 1,800-square-foot sales and service center at 604 Cumberland St. in Lebanon. Doceo sells copiers and printers, and provides information technology services as well as network infrastructure, disaster recovery, cybersecurity and document management.

The Hillman Group

A Cincinnati, Ohio based-company that manufactures fasteners has leased a large amount of warehouse space in the midstate. The Hillman Group will use the warehouse space to distribute construction fastener materials to national hardware stores. The Hillman Group will occupy 186,900 square feet of the 405,000-square-foot midstate facility. The seven-year lease is expected to begin on September 1. The Hillman Group leased the space at the LogistiCenter at 78-81, which is located at 501 Old Forge Road in Union Township, Lebanon County near Jonestown.


Prologis plans to build a 1.1 million-square-foot warehouse in West Hanover Township at 7464 and 7600 Linglestown Road.

Dollar General

Dollar General has opened a new store in Perry County. (Shutterstock)

Dollar General

The new store is planned for 7801 Allentown Blvd. at the corner of Allentown Boulevard and Manor Drive in West Hanover Township.

Vision Group Ventures

The company is developing two warehouses, which combined are 1.8 million square feet. The larger warehouse will be 1,085,275 square feet and the smaller warehouse will be 698,880 square feet. The entirety of the building development will occur within Londonderry Township, along Harrisburg Pike, Hoffer Road, and Hertzler Road. The property extends briefly into parts of Conewago, West Donegal and Mount Joy townships. Site work has begun on both buildings. The larger building is expected to be completed by next summer. There’s no timeframe in place yet for when construction will begin on the second building.

RG Injury Law

The law firm’s main office was previously located on Embassy Drive in East Hempfield Township. The new office was renovated for seven months and opened in May. The 10,000-square-foot building was previously a former clothier store. The new facility has a reception area, 15 offices, three conference rooms, three bathrooms, a copy center, and a kitchenette staff room.


Linkbank joined the retail part of Blue Ridge Village at 2057 EG Drive, Suite 500 in Lower Paxton Township. The bank opened in July.

Drayer Physical Therapy

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute opened an outpatient clinic at 6145 York Road in Berwick Township, Adams County. The clinic operates from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays by appointment

Keller-Williams Premier Realty

Keller-Williams Premier Realty located at 335-A West Baltimore Street, Greencastle, celebrated its ribbon-cutting and grand opening on June 18. (Photo provided)

Keller-Williams Premier Realty

In conjunction with the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, Keller-Williams Premier Realty located at 335-A West Baltimore Street, Greencastle, celebrated its ribbon-cutting and grand opening on June 18. The office will be led by Susie Miller, operating principal, and Adrienne Weldon, CEO/team leader of Keller Williams Premier Realty.

Hair Counselors

Hair Counselors opened in Hampden Township. (Photo provided)

Hair Counselors

Hair Counselors located at 5002 Lenker St., Suite 109 in Hampden Township. The salon provides professional hair services as well as educational training classes to licensed stylists, students and individuals looking to learn more about how to properly care for their hair. The owners are Tennille Hill and Zannetta Jackson. Information: or call 717-695-3264 to schedule an appointment.

Bare Scentz

Downtown Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Bare Scentz at 110 East King Street, York on Aug. 8. Bare Scentz is owned by Shanay Taylor-Moore, who recently moved her business from Baltimore, Maryland to the Royal Square District of Downtown York. Bare Scentz is a bath and body shop that specializes in homemade vegan products like bath bombs, soaps, candles, body butters, and hair and body oils.

Velvet Beauties

Downtown Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Velvet Beauties at 133 S. Duke St. in York on Aug.12. Kaila Jones opened her clothing boutique in the Royal Square District of Downtown York. The retailer sells accessories, shoes and outfits for the whole family.

Sara Ellen Event Venue

Downtown Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Sara Ellen Event Venue at 324 W. Market St., York at 1 p.m. August 6. Owned by Terrence and Lauren Days, Sara Ellen Event Venue will serve as a place for weddings, receptions, engagement parties, anniversary celebrations, corporate events, and more.

The Vegetable Hunter

The Downtown Carlisle Association in partnership with the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening/ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of The Vegetable Hunter, a plant-based cafe and boutique brewery at 46 W. High St. in Carlisle on July 29.

Lancaster Indoor Golf & Training Center

Lancaster Indoor Golf & Training Center (Photo provided)

Lancaster Indoor Golf & Training Center

The Lancaster Indoor Golf & Training Center held a grand opening celebration in July with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce at 1400 Manheim Pike in Manheim Township.

Ledo Pizza

Ledo Pizza opened at 1300 Lincoln Way E. on Guilford Township, Franklin County and serves up pizza, soup, pasta, calzones and more for both lunch and dinner. Ledo Pizza is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The following are items that have been announced recently by the Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority:

Dough & Arrows

Dough & Arrows opened in May at 105 N. Hanover Ave. in Carlisle. Dough & Arrows will serve gourmet ice creams, edible dough, cheesecakes and other baked goods.

Coover & Associates

Coover & Associates, a law office, has opened at 2 S. Hanover Ave. in Carlisle.


Pompeii, restaurant is constructing a new location at A St. and Carlisle Springs Road at the former IAC/Masland site in Carlisle.

The Barefoot Historian & Co.

The Barefoot Historian & Co. will open a shop at 42 W. High St. in Carlisle in the Carlisle Regional Performing Arts Center. The Barefoot Historian & Co. will offer tours, events, educational forums, workshops, costuming and retail sales.

Brittle Bark

Brittle Bark will move across the street to 50B W. Main St. in Mechanicsburg.

Annie’s Beauty Bar

Annie’s Beauty Bar opened in April at the corner of North Railroad Avenue and West Strawberry Alley in Mechanicsburg.

LifeGuide Financial Advisors

LifeGuide Financial Advisors purchased the property at 400 W. Main in Mechanicsburg.

Pine Grove Premium Outfitters

Pine Grove Premium Outfitters opened in May at 502 N. Baltimore Ave. in Mount Holly Springs in the former Nationwide Insurance unit. The owner is Jimmy Mallios. The business sells off-road and camping equipment for outdoor enthusiasts.

Nothing Sweeter Bakery

Nothing Sweeter Bakery is relocating and expanding at Carlisle Commons Shopping Center in the former SweetFrog Frozen Yogurt unit. The shop is relocating from10 Pomfret St. in Carlisle.

The Garrison Cigars & Lounge

The Garrison Cigars & Lounge plans to open in the summer at 22 S. Hanover St. in Carlisle at the former Orrstown Bank. The retail store will sell cigars and related products and will include a cigar lounge.

DnJ Precision

DnJ Precision relocated from South 19th Street in Swatara Township to the State Street Plaza in Lemoyne in the unit next to the Tobacco Company. The business sells hunting equipment, fishing equipment and other gear for the sportsperson. The store opened in May. The owner of the business is David Ellis.

Trix of the Trade

Trix of the Trade has relocated to 734 State St. in Lemoyne from Lower Allen Township. Trix of the Trade opened in April and offers hair care, waxing and nail services.

Comprehensive Massage Therapy

Comprehensive Massage Therapy moved to the Burn 30 building on Market Street in Lemoyne.

Home Remodeling Pros

Home Remodeling Pros has leased the former Papillion unit at the end cap of State Street Plaza in Lemoyne. The unit serves as a showroom and offices for the company. Home Remodeling Pros relocated from East Trindle Road in Hampden Township.

Wolf Brewing Co.

Wolf Brewing Co. opened on May 19 at 100 Legacy Park Drive in Mechanicsburg. Derek and Elaine Wolf are the owners of the small batch craft brewery. The location includes a taproom and restaurant.


A Dunkin is planned for the former Ashley Furniture Store at 6484 Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township.

Lapu Lapu Filipino Fusion

Lapu Lapu Filipino Fusion restaurant will open in the former Val’s Cafe unit in the Shops on Market, 324 Market St. in Lemoyne.

In case you missed it: here’s a look back at the items that have appeared on previous new businesses lists published on PennLive:


Hollywood Casino York

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

Hollywood Casino York

Penn National Gaming plans to open Hollywood Casino York on August 12 in the former Sears store at the York Galleria Mall in Springettsbury Township York County, pending customary regulatory approvals. The roughly 80,000-square-foot facility will include about 500 slot machines and 24 tables games, with the ability to accommodate up to 750 slot machines and 40 table games. Hollywood Casino York will also offer a Barstool Sportsbook and race book, casual restaurant and bar, and grab-and-go eatery.

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.


REI Co op

An REI Co-op will be coming to The Summit later this year.

REI Co-op

The former Toys ‘R’ Us space on the Carlisle Pike will have a new occupant. 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 in the fall. REI has stores in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas.

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 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.

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.


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.

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 bank building will be built close to the Carlisle Pike with the retail center built behind that building.

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 on Cape Horn Road in York Township near Red Lion adjacent to the Giant-anchored South Hanover Shopping Center. Mavis expects to be operational in a free-standing building by the winter of 2022.

PaulB Hardware

A new 25,000-square-foot hardware store in Upper Allen Township is expected to open in September. PaulB Hardware Mechanicsburg is located 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.

Messick Farm Equipment

The company is building a brand new 230,000-square-foot headquarters at 1580 Strickler Road in Rapho Township, Lancaster County, near Mount Joy. It is expected to open by the end of the year.



FILE – In this May 7, 2020 file photo, a GameStop store is seen in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)AP


GameStop has leased a 700,000-square-foot fulfillment center at 20 Leo Lane in Manchester Township, York County. The retailer said the new facility will expand its North American fulfillment network. The facility is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2021.

D&H Distributing

D&H is moving its distribution operation in Susquehanna Township to Lower Swatara Township. The company plans to hire an additional 30 employees at its new 745,200-square-foot headquarters that is expected to open in September along Rosedale Avenue in Lower Swatara Township.


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.

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.


Members 1st

The Members 1st Credit Union located at 4305 Marketplace Way in Hampden Township. (Photo provided)

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. The credit union recently opened a branch in the front of the shopping center.

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.


Adam Maust

For 45 years, the building at 2101-2019 N. 6th St. in Harrisburg served as the headquarters for for the Brotherhood’s Relief and Compensation Fund, an organization that provides job income protection for U.S. and Canadian railroaders. Adam Maust has purchased the vacant building. (Photo provided)

Hudson Building

From 1932 to 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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

Route 441 Investors LLC

Two large flexible warehouse-type buildings are planned for a site in Swatara Township. The property was once the planned site for a Food Lion grocery store more than a decade ago but those plans never came to fruition. A developer plans to buy the property from Food Lion and construct the two large buildings on a 16-acre wooded site on the northeast corner of Harrisburg Street and Orchard Drive. A 60,000-square-foot building would include 101 parking spaces and a 70,000-square-foot building would include 160 parking spaces. The middle of the property would be for truck traffic and deliveries with loading docks on the back side of each building. The two buildings would be flexible office, light industrial facilities. The spaces in the buildings would be leased to companies that generally have a combination of office and/or retail space in the front of the business space and some type of operation in the back of the space.

Self-Storage Facilities


The former Bon-Ton store at the York Galleria Mall will be home to a self-storage facility (Rendering provided)

Life Storage

A former 126,000-square-foot Bon-Ton store at the York Galleria Mall in Springettsbury Township, York Township will be redeveloped into a self-storage facility. WMG Partners, a subsidiary of Miami-based MCSS Self-Storage Development & Investment, will redevelop the former department store into a climate controlled self-storage facility that will be managed by Life Storage. The facility will have 900 storage units and construction is expected to begin in August. The property is located at 2899 Whiteford Road.

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.


The former Bon-Ton near Capital City Mall is demolished

The former Bon-Ton store on Gettysburg Road, near Capital City Mall, is partly demolished during a “Bon Voyage Bon-Ton!” event, November 6, 2019. Dan Gleiter |

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.


Get Air Harrisburg

Get Air Harrisburg is relocating to Lower Paxton Township. (File/Photo provided)

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.

Restaurants/Food related

Susquehanna Union Green

An artist’s rendering shows a view of the planned Susquehanna Union Green development at Progress Avenue and Linglestown Road. (Rendering provided)

Zeroday Brewing

Zeroday Brewing has announced it plans to open at Susquehanna Union Green in Susquehanna Township and that it is 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

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

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.

Mister Car Wash

Mister Car Wash plans to open a new facility at 2175 Lincoln Highway in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County. Mister Car Wash plans to open the new location late next summer. Mister Car Wash is calling it an “express exterior” location featuring free vacuums.


U-Gro Learning Centres opens $6 million facility in Hershey

Support staff operations and a teacher training center are located on the second floor of the building at 1223 Research Boulevard. U-Gro Learning Centres has opened a $6 million facility in Hershey. This expansion next to its existing facility in Derry Township gives the company new space to provide child care and teacher training. November 1, 2018. Dan Gleiter | dgleiter@pennlive.comPENNLIVE.COM

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 at 1149 Harrisburg Pike, next to The Giant Company’s headquarters. 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.

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