It seems like every week a new business location is opening in the Harrisburg area.
Today on PennLive we are featuring 100 stores and other businesses that opened new locations in central Pennsylvania this year. The list actually includes more than a 100 locations because some of the listings include multiple businesses.
This year we saw new hotels, retailers, medical marijuana dispensaries, CBD locations and car dealerships open. This year the model home opened for The Porches at Allenberry, a resort community in Cumberland County. And the Oakwood Hills Apartments, an upscale apartment complex opened near Messiah College. A company that ships thousands of motorcycles opened a warehouse operation in the Harrisburg area. And we also saw a new pet daycare facility and a new sports training facility open as well.
Our list includes more than 100 new business locations that opened in 2019, and in some cases they were new businesses, and other cases they were additional locations and in some cases they were relocations. The list does not include restaurants. You can find them here.
Here’s our list of 100 new locations in central Pennsylvania:
The Maryland company provides detailing services at car dealerships. The company made its debut in the midstate this year with a new regional training center in York County, and it opened up shop last at Heritage Toyota of Harrisburg and Heritage Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram, at 6060 and 6062 Allentown Blvd. in Lower Paxton Township and at York Volkswagen at 3475 Main St. in Lower Windsor Township, York County.
99. 3D Keepsakes LLC
The new business in Camp Hill will scan people and pets and create an exact replica “mini-me” 3D print figurine. 3D Keepsakes LLC opened near the Camp Hill Shopping Center at 305 S. 32nd St. in June. The portrait session including the full body scan takes about 10 minutes. The scan itself takes less than a second. The scanning system uses 28 cameras and 28 projectors plus hundreds of LED lights to produce a 3D file. After processing and some touch up, printing is done by a third party vendor and figurines are available in two to four weeks
Orendorff Studios, which specializes in weddings, sports team and portrait photography opened a new office at 402 Wheatfield St. in York in July. The new space has more than twice the square footage of the company’s previous location, and the facility’s high ceilings and open space make it easier for in-studio photography, a company official said.
In June, Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, an accounting firm, merged with RLH CPAs & Business Advisors. The merger added three new offices for Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz including one at 195 Stock St. in Hanover.
The company, which constructs and installs office furniture products and related equipment, such as cubicle walls and meeting space equipment, relocated to a new space in the spring at 151 Allendale Road in Hampden Township.
95. IVX Health
Two centers opened last month in the midstate that will provide biologic infusion and injection therapy. IVX Health opened the two facilities at Hampden Shops at 4957 Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township and at Olde Liberty Square, 4813 Jonestown Road in Lower Paxton Township.
Boxzooka leased warehouse space at 300 Capital Lane in Lower Swatara Township. Operations began in July. Boxzooka provides international e-commerce services, e-commerce fulfillment and warehouse management using cloud-based software.
Postal Connections relocated in September to 5246 Simpson Ferry Road in Lower Allen Township. Postal Connections provides packing, shipping and business services. The company offers freight services, passport photo service, photo printing, copying, faxing, notary services, shredding and other services.
Archer & Greiner PC, a regional law firm, and its affiliate, Archer Public Affairs LLC, opened a new office at 1007 N. Front St., Suite 302A in Harrisburg. The government relation firm and the law firm both opened in June.
Drayer opened Carlisle North on Nov. 18 at 299 Westminster Drive, Suite A in South Middleton Township.
Drayer also opened an outpatient clinic at 2556 Eastern Blvd., Suite 15 in East York on Nov. 18.
And Drayer also opened an outpatient clinic at 702 Creekside Lane in Warwick Township, Lancaster County near Lititz on Nov. 25.
The outpatient clinics offers orthopedic physical therapy, including pre- and post-operative rehabilitation, manual therapy, sports rehabilitation and injury prevention.
90. NexTier Bank
NexTier Bank turned its loan production office at 4231 Trindle Road in Hampden Township into a full-service branch. The full-service branch opened in April.
89. SJR Research LLC
A company that began as a Civil War soldier military research firm more than a decade ago and has since expanded its offerings, opened a new office in February. SJR Research LLC relocated to 122 Baltimore St. in Gettysburg. SJR Research offers a variety of services including general research and fact checking, genealogical research, military research, media and film consulting, historical research and compiling company history books among other services. The company says its past clients have included everyone from academics to students, businesses, authors, film makers, and family historians.
A Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy opened in July at the Park City Center in Lancaster. The kiosk is located near center court. Seventh Sense sells CBD-infused personal care and beauty products across the bath, body, face, therapeutic, and sleep categories.
87. Tuesday Morning
Tuesday Morning made its return to the East Shore when it opened a new location at the Colonial Commons shopping center back in June. The retailer sells home décor, furniture, dining and kitchen items, gourmet food, small appliances, stationery and party items, linens, crafts, luggage, pet products, toys, seasonal items and more. The company specializes in closeouts and says that there are new deals at its stores every week.
If you ever wondered where the Tuesday Morning name comes from, here is the explanation from the retailer’s website:
“In 1974, Tuesday Morning founder Lloyd Ross was working with big-name manufacturers when he had an idea. These big brands always had leftover inventory and nothing to do with it. So Lloyd bought their excess merchandise and decided to host the world’s greatest garage sale in a warehouse in Dallas on a Tuesday morning. Why then? Because he believed it was the first positive part of the week.”
Body Science Supplements opened in March at 906 Cumberland St. in Lebanon and has since moved to 927 Cumberland St. The store sells a variety of supplements and daily vitamins to assist with weight loss, workouts, athletic training and more. The store also sells some healthy food and drink alternatives as well as energy drinks and protein bars.
85. UPMC Health Plan
This is the first of several Capital City Mall tenants on our list. UPMC Health Plan opened a UPMC Health Plan Connect Center on Nov. 3 at the Capital City Mall at 3506 Capital City Mall Drive in Lower Allen Township. The kiosk is located right off of Center Court near Dick’s Sporting goods. Both prospective and current members can meet with representatives from the UPMC Health Plan at the new location for information about Medicare, Medicaid, special needs plans, Children’s Health Insurance Program plans, commercial plans and other plans. Employees at the kiosk can answer questions about health care plans, help individuals select a plan, and enroll new members. Monthly premium payments can be also be paid at the kiosk.
Jeans retailer, Levi’s opened a new store at Tanger Outlets Hershey in May.
Linkbank opened a full-service branch in Camp Hill at a former Orrstown Bank location on April 29 at 3045 Market St. and a full-service branch in Manheim Township, Lancaster County at 2010 Fruitville Pike on May 6. The bank also moved its headquarters from Chester County to the Camp Hill location. Linkbank was founded in 2018.
82. Fulton Bank
Fulton Financial Corporation completed an expansion of its corporate headquarters with the addition of a new building at 23 E. King St. in Lancaster. The three-story office building contains approximately 60,000 square feet of space, including 1,500 square feet of street-front retail space for a Subway restaurant. Employees began moving into the new building in March. The company first announced plans for the facility in 2010.
Drayer Physical Therapy opened a new clinic at the beginning of the year at 6560 Carlisle Pike, Suite 425, in Silver Spring Township.
The facility, which opened in June at the Shrine Road entrance at Masonic Village replaced Masonic Village’s existing 7,000 square-foot building. Masonic Village has offered day care services since 2001. U-Gro Learning Centre assumed operations of the day care center in June 2018. The school has 10 classrooms, a 2,000 square-foot indoor play space and a 13,500 square-foot outdoor play area. The classrooms will have room for up to 148 children, including infants, toddlers and preschoolers starting at six weeks of age. A private, full-day kindergarten is also offered, as well as before- and after-school programs and summer camp. The school will have smart boards, iPads, and giant walls dedicated to help children with word, color and shape recognition, the school said. U-Gro will collaborate with both Masonic Village and Elizabethtown College, and offers both intergenerational programming and an expanded lab-school learning environment in which Elizabethtown College education students observe and teach.
Greenawalt Roofing Company moved its corporate headquarters to the former Martin Salvage Yard. The new location at 3530 Marietta Avenue in West Hempfield Township opened in February. The 2,530-square-foot office provides an open concept with lots of windows and a floor plan designed to promote worker productivity in a collaborative environment, the company said.
Triad Engineering Inc. opened an office in March at 4999 Louise Drive, Suite 103 in Lower Allen Township. Triad Engineering provides geotechnical and civil engineering, landscape architecture, environmental services, land surveying, construction testing and monitoring, drilling, and construction materials laboratory services.
76. The Dark Parlour
The Dark Parlour calls itself a “Haus of Obscurities” and it opened at 118 E. King St. in York in June. The Dark Parlour offers dark art, antiques and oddities with a focus on medical, funerary/mourning, taxidermy and the occult.
75. Charlotte Russe
Women’s clothing retailer, Charlotte Russe filed for bankruptcy in February and announced it was closing all of its stores in March. Charlotte Russe was purchased by Toronto-based YM Inc. in March and in April the company said it would reopen 100 retail locations. And in June, Charlotte Russe, a fashion brand for apparel, shoes and accessories for young women relaunched five stores including a store at the Park City Center in Lancaster.
74. Riverview Bank
Riverview Bank opened the new location at 3556 Gettysburg Road in Lower Allen Township in September and offers a number of consumer and commercial products and services, as well as an onsite expert in small business and SBA lending.
73. Triangle Tech
The school opened its 11,000-square-foot campus in September, which is located at 1669 Opportunity Ave. in Greene Township, Franklin County within the Cumberland Valley Business Park. Triangle Tech will offer an associate degree in specialized technology in welding and fabrication technology. The program is 16 months long and students in the welding and fabrication technology program will complete the American Welding Society D1.1 Code certification exam for plate and structural welds, the A.S.M.E. 6-G certification exam for pipe fitting and piping systems and the API 1104 welding certification test for pipelines and related facilities.
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72. Mid Penn Bank
Mid Penn Bank opened a new branch at 5500 Allentown Boulevard. It relocated from 5049 Jonestown Road in Lower Paxton Township. The new location was formerly occupied by Fulton Bank.
FirstLight Home Care of the West Shore, which opened last year, relocated to 855 Market St., Suite 3, in in August and expanded its coverage area from the West Shore to all of Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. Along with the expansion of its coverage area, the company changed its name to FirstLight Home Care of the Capital Region. FirstLight Home Care of the Capital Region offers non-medical home care and other services. It serves area seniors, busy mothers, those recovering from illness, injury or surgery and other adults in need of assistance. FirstLight caregivers are available to help with a variety of needs, including cooking, cleaning and running errands, to mobility assistance and dementia care services.
Jeanette Krebs, a former opinion page editor for The Patriot-News and PennLive launched Susquehanna Township-based Krebs Communications & Public Engagement LLC earlier this year. The firm specializes in public relations, media relations, crisis communications, reputation management, social media and issues/advocacy campaigns.
Studio B Power Yoga, Mechanicsburg opened in October in the Trindle Run Center at 6455 Carlisle Pike, Silver Spring Township. Studio B offers classes suitable for all levels of experience, seven days a week in power vinyasa flow yoga, a style of yoga where breath is connected to movement, as participants flow from one pose to the next, the company said. Classes take place in a heated room that encourages sweating, detoxifies the body, and helps the muscles stretch deeper, the company said. Aside from power vinyasa, Studio B will also offer non-heated yin yoga classes, donation-based classes with proceeds benefiting the local community, children’s yoga and Project Y.E.S., (Y.E.S. stands for yoga, empowerment and self-esteem), a series created for teenage girls.
Katherman, Briggs & Greenberg Injury Law, a personal injury law firm, has opened a new office at 717 Market St., Suite 105, in Lemoyne. The firm’s practice includes personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation and social security disability. The office opened in October.
Rotay Capital Finance opened at at 342 N. Queen St. in West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County in January. The company will help small businesses seeking capital to operate and expand. Rotay Capital Finance will provide a variety of commercial financing services including: accounts receivable financing, commercial real estate financing, equipment financing, franchise financing, healthcare financing, purchase order financing, small business loans and unsecured lines of credit. Rotay Capital Finance will offer access to lending products and specializes in commercial real estate, equipment leasing in construction, mining and fracking, trucking, business acquisitions, aircraft and marine, among others.
The Frederick House opened this year at 218 N. Hanover St. in Carlisle and has more than 2,000 square feet of space. The Frederick House is owned by Hoffman Companies LLC, which opened the space for receptions, conferences and parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner catering packages will be available.
Sprint opened in a location on the first floor at Strawberry Square in Harrisburg, which previously was the home of GNC. The store opened in May.
Lifesong Hospice and Palliative Care was launched this year by the owner of the Country Meadows Retirement Communities, the George M. Leader Family Corporation. Its new office is located in Swatara Township at 3880 TecPort Drive, Suite 2. Initially, Lifesong’s services will be available at five central Pennsylvania Country Meadows facilities in the Lancaster, York, Hershey and Mechanicsburg areas, and the hospice services will be supported by Lifesong’s staff. The facilities where Lifesong will offer the hospice services are located in Hampden Township, Derry Township, Lancaster Township, West Manchester Township and York Township. The company says it is possible that eventually it could add on a more expansive community component years down the road.
63. UGI Utilities
UGI Utilities moved into a new 93,000 square foot space. The new headquarters is located on a 33-acre tract at the intersection of Route 222 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike at 1 UGI Drive in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County. The entrance to the facility is on Pepperidge Drive. Employees relocated from its former headquarters in Muhlenberg Township, Berks County and several other offices in January and February.
Elephat Printing & Design moved to a 3,024-square-foot location at 1285 W. King St. The firm specializes in marketing, banners and signage, stickers, graphic design, custom printing and design services from t-shirts and vehicle-lettering to banners, signage and more. The new space opened in September.
Turnpaugh Health and Wellness Center purchased the building at 107 West End Drive in Penn Township in Lancaster County this year and opened the new office in March. The Manheim-area facility was previously occupied by a WellSpan Health medical office so major remodeling wasn’t needed. The practice says it uses a “functional medical approach’’ that looks at both mind and body to find the root causes of problems. New patients meet with a doctor for a minimum of two hours and as part of the initial review, new patients also see a health coach and a psychotherapist.
A gift shop that sells handmade gift items made by artisans both regionally and from across the United States opened in Derry Township in May. Homestyle Charlie relocated to a new location at 19 Briarcrest Square near Piazza Sorrento. The shop sells everything from candles and soap to jewelry, purses, pottery, mugs, art sculptures and other gift items. The shop also sells greeting cards, journals, and adult coloring books.
59. Pure Barre
Pure Barre Lancaster opened this year at The Crossings at Conestoga Creek at 1500 Gilbert Way in Manheim Township. Pure Barre is a collection of 45-50 minute total body workouts. The ballet barre and other light equipment are used in the workouts. Designed to sculpt, tone and strengthen, Pure Barre classes provide an intense, low-impact, full-body workout that improves endurance, flexibility and balance, the company said. Pure Barre’s classes target strength, cardio and ﬂexibility for people of all levels. The studio also has a boutique that will sell athleisure apparel.
Kittelson & Associates, Inc. opened an engineering office at 922 N. Third St. in Harrisburg earlier this year. Kittelson & Associates provides transportation planning and engineering services from 25 offices across the country and has a large presence on the East Coast including an office in Philadelphia. The company is based in Oregon and was founded more than 30 years ago. Kittelson has been active in Pennsylvania for more than 10 years and the opening of a Harrisburg office signifies a further emphasis on building a presence in Pennsylvania, the company said.
Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano opened a new office earlier in June at Governor’s Plaza North, Building 3, 2101 N. Front St., Third Floor. The new office in Harrisburg will help the law firm provide better, more responsive service to clients throughout the center of the state, the firm said. The Philadelphia-based law firm focuses on workers’ compensation, Social Security disability law, employment law and long-term disability.
Granite Creative Group opened on Oct. 1. The agency offers a range of marketing services including marketing strategy, website design, campaign strategy and execution, graphic design, social media, content marketing and video/animation production. The company provides digital and traditional marketing services to small- to medium-sized businesses throughout the country. The new firm is owned by Saxton & Stump, a Lancaster County-based law firm. The group is located in the same building as the law firm at 280 Granite Run Drive in Manheim Township.
Absolute Pilates, Zang Physical Therapy, and Reach for More all opened for business at 3514 Trindle Road in Hampden Township.
Absolute Pilates offers Pilates and barre classes to people of all fitness levels and ages.
Reach for More, is a personal training and wellness coaching studio.
No Badger Mattress opened in May at 3931 E. Market St. in Springettsbury Township. The store sells mattresses, pillows, mattress vacuums and other mattress-related items. The store also sells pet beds.
Woodland Hills Apartments, which is located on Woodland Avenue opened in Middletown earlier this year. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration was held on June 7. The complex will have 30 one-bedroom and 120 two-bedroom apartments when the complex is completed.
Herbology opened a medical marijuana dispensary on July 10 at 815 Cumberland St. in Lebanon. The 2,550-square-foot space has two waiting rooms, consultation rooms and 12 sale stations. The store sells vapes, oils and other products.
Two hotels from the Choice Hotels brand opened in Dauphin County earlier this year.
WoodSpring Suites Harrisburg Linglestown, a 124 room hotel is located at 6235 Chelton Ave. in Lower Paxton Township. The “extended stay” hotel is pet friendly, has free Wi-Fi and has a fitness center and a guest laundry.
Comfort Inn & Suites has around 50 rooms. The hotel is located at 4000 Sunnycrest Drive in Lower Paxton Township.
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50. CrystalCove PA
CrystalCove PA opened at 3507 Simpson Ferry Road in Lower Allen Township in June. The shop sells an assortment of crystals, jewelry and fossils.
Stahl Sheaffer Engineering opened a new office in October at 4431 N. Front Street, Suite 102, in Susquehanna Township. Stahl Sheaffer provides civil and structural engineering services including bridge design and inspection, construction inspection, transportation engineering, land development, and building structural design.
48. Murage Apparel
A Harrisburg company has launched its own line of t-shirts and will also have a line that will include artists collaborations. Murage Apparel was launched earlier this year. The company offers its own branded and graphic t-shirts and a line of t-shirts, which features the artwork of local residents.
Sherman’s Messenger Service opened for business at 870 Harrisburg Pike in North Middleton Township in May. Sherman’s Messenger Service will complete title transfers, issue duplicate registrations, transfer registration, and issue 60-day plates for out-of-state customers purchasing vehicles in the state. And title and registration services are also available for ATVs and snowmobiles. The company also has a notary service. And the company offers notary services at a client’s residence or business by appointment.
Zips Dry Cleaners opened at 6110 Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township. Dry cleaning for all garments at Zips are the same price – $2.29. All garments are cleaned on-site and the franchise offers same-day service for garments brought in before 9 a.m.
Datamark opened an office at 4000 Crums Mills Road, suite 103 in Lower Paxton Township in June. The new facility provides mailroom services as well as document scanning, data capture and other services. Datamark provides companies, government agencies, and other large enterprises with a range of outsourced back-office services, including call center services; high-volume digital mailroom and mail center management; and data entry, document processing and document management, and other services.
44. Deep Six CBD
Deep Six CBD was one of a number of new tenants to open at the Capital City Mall this year. Deep Six sells CBD products including edibles, tinctures, cremes and lotions as well as vape products.
The Sprint store opened in August at the Camp Hill Commons at 79 Erford Road in East Pennsboro Township. The store sells Sprint products, plans and services.
42. Dollar Tree
A Dollar Tree opened earlier this year at the Colonial Commons shopping center at 5098 Jonestown Road in Lower Paxton Township. Dollar Tree sells everything from housewares to glassware and dinnerware, cleaning supplies, candy, snacks, food, toys, stationery, craft supplies, books, seasonal décor among other items.
The garage door company provides services in numerous midstate counties. The company opened on Jan. 2 at 21 N. Enola Drive, Suite 3, in East Pennsboro Township. The company specializes in garage door repair, new garage door installment, and repair and replacement of garage door openers. The company offers a warranty, no overtime charge for evenings and weekends, and around the clock emergency service.
40. Auto First
Auto First opened a pre-owned car dealership and automobile service center at 6305 Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township this year at a former Faulkner dealership. The space is around 30,000 square feet.
39. McNees Wallace
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, a Harrisburg-based law firm opened a new office in June at 316 N. George St. in York.
Massage By Leanne opened in June in East Pennsboro Township at 125 N. Enola Drive, Suite 203. Owner Leanne Fairchok specializes in deep tissue massage but also offers Himalayan hot stone massage, prenatal massage, Swedish massage, cupping, integrative reflexology and sports massage. Massage sessions are by appointment only.
Allen & Gerritsen opened a new office at 20 Linden Road in Derry Township. The company offers a variety of services, including branding, analytics, media strategy and public relations. The office is managed by Tim Reeves who focuses on brand strategy for both executives and organizations. He also runs the agency’s public relations practice, and provides confidential consulting and crisis management for executives.
CBD American Shaman opened a shop at the Blue Mountain Commons in the former Dam Donuts space at 2300 Linglestown Road in Susquehanna Township. The store sells CBD products including topical cream, body lotion, hemp candy, lip balm, gummies, tea as well as other CBD items. The store also sells CBD dog treats.
Haulbikes.com says that it ships more than 50,000 motorcyles a year. The company has leased a 25,000-square-foot warehouse at 801 Gibson Boulevard in Swatara Township. The company’s lease commenced in July. Haulbikes.com relocated this warehouse from the York area. The company has been shipping motorcycles since 1994 for dealers, manufacturers, collectors and motorcycle enthusiasts. The company says that its shipping system is specially designed to protect motorcycles from damage during transport.
34. The Shoe Fly
The Shoe Fly store at the Colonial Park Mall in Lower Paxton Township relocated to 5013 Jonestown Road in Lower Paxton Township earlier this year.
A five-story Tru by Hilton hotel opened on the site of the former Memmi bakery at Hillcrest Road and Areba Avenue in Derry Township in June. Tru by Hilton Hershey Chocolate Avenue opened at 204 Hillcrest Road. Tru by Hilton properties feature a complimentary breakfast bar, a fitness center and a 2,880-square-foot lobby, which Hilton says is an area for guests to work, play games, eat and lounge, and includes a a 24/7 “Eat. & Sip” market with gourmet snacks and drinks.
Platinum Preowned rebranded to Platinum Mitsubishi. The car dealership is located at 6039 Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township next to Your Place restaurant. Platinum Preowned opened that location in November 2018 and was renamed Platinum Mitsubishi in June when it began selling Mitsubishi cars.
Soccer Shots, a national children’s soccer program based in Swatara Township opened a franchise in Adams and Franklin counties. In addition to Franklin and Adams counties, the territory also includes Berkeley County in West Virginia and Washington County in Maryland.The first season for the new franchise began in May. Soccer Shots is a curriculum-based program for children ages two to eight. The company says that its weekly programs teach children soccer fundamentals and character-building skills. Soccer Shots hosts private sessions through local schools and childcare centers as well as public programs.
Discount apparel retailer, Marshalls opened a new store in the Gettysburg area. The new store opened at 1275 York Road in Straban Township, Adams County on March 14. Marshalls says that it sells trendy brand name and designer merchandise for women, men and children at low prices. The retailer also sells shoes, accessories, beauty supplies and more. The store also includes The Cube, Marshalls’ in-store boutique.
29. Fully Wall
The Fuzzy Wall is another new tenant this year at the Capital City Mall. It moved from the Colonial Park Mall. The store sells clothing for men and women as well as skateboards, jewelry, games, cards and other items.
Pennian Bank opened a new location in the former Fulton Bank location on Aug. 19. Pennian Bank West Shore is located at 559 N. 12th Street in Lemoyne. The bank has had commercial business in Cumberland County for many years, but this is the bank’s first physical location in the county. Two commercial lenders and a business development officer will also work out of the office.
The Residence Inn by Marriott opened at 2250 Kohn Road in Susquehanna Township in July. Residence Inn Harrisburg North is a 123-room hotel that has a grocery delivery service, a 24-hour onsite food and beverage market, dry cleaning services, and an onsite guest laundry room. The hotel is pet-friendly and and has a business library where guests can fax, copy and print materials. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a meeting room and basketball court. A free breakfast is available daily.
Peoples Security Bank & Trust opened a full-service branch earlier this year at 830 Norman Drive in North Cornwall Township. The office offers personal banking, business banking, and wealth management services.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Harrisburg North opened in September near the The Shoppes at Susquehanna Marketplace at 2450 Brindle Drive in Susquehanna Township. The five-story hotel has 107 rooms.
Audi Mechanicsburg, which is owned by Sun Motor Cars opened the newly constructed 44,000-square-foot facility in June at 6671 Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township. Sun Motor Cars relocated the dealership from Woods Drive.
Greenlin Pet Resorts opened Greenlin Camp Hill at 925 Linda Lane in Lower Allen Township in May. The new pet resort features a 5,000-square-foot indoor playground, indoor swimming pool and overnight accommodations for 75 dogs as well as a separate area for cats. Greenlin Camp Hill is open year-round for daycare, overnight, weekend and long-term boarding.
22. 180 Kost Road
The 487,080 square foot industrial facility is owned by New York Life Real Estate Investors, a subsidiary of the New York Life Insurance Company and was completed this year.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in June to mark the completion of phase one of Neighbors & Smith, a 40,000-square-foot retail and office center in Camp Hill. Smith Land & Improvement Corporation purchased the buildings in December 2017 at 1801, 1845, 1847 and 1849 Market St. and redeveloped the properties.
Little Black Dress, which opened in 2014 and offers casual women’s clothing and One Good Woman, a coffee, tea and gourmet food shop opened in larger spaces. One Good Woman has been around for more than 20 years and was purchased in 2016 by its current owners. One Good Woman and Little Black Dress are the anchor stores for phase one of the project and opened on May 24.
Underneath It All, a lingerie boutique opened on the lower level.
Live in Color with Seriously Distressed Furniture relocated from 2807 Market St. in Camp Hill to the facility as well. The boutique offers handmade items, new home decor, and refinished furniture.
20. Old Navy
The retailer made its highly anticipated return to the West Shore this year. The store is located in the former OfficeMax space in the Silver Spring Square shopping center at 6416 Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township. Old Navy previously had a store at the Capital City Mall.
19. Amazon Logistics
Amazon Logistics, Amazon’s shipping and delivery service, opened its fifth delivery station in the state. Amazon opened the facility at the Conewago Industrial Park at 10 Industrial Road in West Donegal Township, according to an LNP report. Amazon says that the new station powers Amazon’s last-mile delivery capabilities to speed up deliveries for customers in the area.
Freedom Toyota Harrisburg and Freedom Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Harrisburg were acquired by the Towson-based MileOne Autogroup in August. The two dealerships at 6060 Allentown Blvd. and 6070 Allentown Blvd. in Lower Paxton Township have been rebranded to Heritage Toyota Harrisburg and Heritage Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Harrisburg.
Mattress Warehouse opened on Sept. 27 at 25 N. 32nd Street, Suite 300 in Camp Hill in a new complex with three restaurants on the former site of the VA Outpatient Clinic. The store carries a wide range of mattresses, sleep accessories, pillows and sheets, and will feature its BedMatch sleep diagnostic system, which uses an assortment of measurements and scientific calculations to narrow down the mattress selection for its customers. Mission BBQ opened in August at the complex while CoreLife Eatery opened on Sept. 19 and Jersey Mike’s opened in October.
Chewy, the online retailer of pet food and other pet-related products opened an office in Swatara Township in October. But the new location is not for retail or distribution but actually is a recruiting office to support hiring at Chewy’s fulfillment center in the Mechanicsburg area. Chewy has a 602,000-square foot warehouse at 40 Dauphin Drive in Silver Spring Township. The warehouse opened in 2014.
Last year Faulkner Automotive Group acquired a Nissan dealership from Brenner Family of Dealerships and in March the company opened a permanent place for the dealership, Faulkner Nissan of Mechanicsburg at 6627 Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township.
The Rider Musser Development is building Oakwood Hills, a mixed-use development in Upper Allen Township near Messiah College. The for-profit development company was formed by Messiah College to develop the Oakwood Hills development off of West Lisburn Road, Mill Road and Quail Hollow Road. It will consist of two different sections — residential and commercial. There will be more than 300 upscale apartments that will be built. In 2014 when the project was first proposed plans called for restaurants, a hotel-conference center, a bank, a convenience store and professional offices. Officials have said that while some of those ideas may come to fruition nothing has been set in stone in regards to the commercial aspect of the development. The first apartments opened this year.
Lowe’s opened a massive distribution center in the Shippensburg area. The newly built 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center at 4532 United Drive in Southampton Township, Franklin County at United Business Park received its first shipment in June. Lowe’s said the new distribution center will help Lowe’s improve and speed delivery to customers across the Northeast.
12. Diva Nails & Spa
Diva Nails & Spa opened for business at 3831 Walnut St. in Susquehanna Township. It was the first tenant to open in a complex that will include three tenants. The complex is around 4,050 square feet and will include three commercial spaces. Each commercial space has about 1,350 square feet.
11. Frozen Ropes
Frozen Ropes Training Center Hershey opened this year in a 12,000-square-foot facility at 202 Piper Circle in South Londonderry Township in Lebanon County. The 12,000-square-foot facility has a large open turf area that will be used for baseball, softball, soccer and field hockey. There are hitting tunnels and a separate bullpen for baseball and softball pitching and instruction. There is also be a concession stand. The facility also has training equipment including pitching and hitting monitors. Frozen Ropes offers private and group instruction as well as team rental options for all sports.
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10. Hoffman Ford
Hoffman Ford replaced its facility at 5200 Jonestown Road in Lower Paxton Township. Construction began in March and was completed on Oct. 24. The facility opened on Nov. 29. The former showroom, and customer and office areas were demolished. The project included a new showroom, three enclosed service reception lanes, a parts and accessories retail display area, enclosed vehicle delivery bays, a new customer lounge and a customer café.
9. The Wilbur
A more than 50,000-square-foot hotel, a small food hall and a restaurant have opened at the former Wilbur Chocolate plant on North Front Street in Lititz. The hotel, The Wilbur Lititz, Tapestry Collection by Hilton opened in September. The 74-room hotel includes upscale double queen or king rooms with some suites overlooking the Lititz Springs Park. In addition to the food hall and the restaurant, the hotel will have a large gym, room service, and two meeting rooms.
The Capital City Mall makes our list yet again. Christopher & Banks returned to the mall on Aug. 2 near Dick’s Sporting Goods. Christopher & Banks sells missy, petite, and women’s clothing ranging in sizes from 4-24W. The store also sells accessories for women.
Another medical marijuana dispensary makes our list. Harvest of Harrisburg opened in November at 2500-2504 N. Sixth St. in Harrisburg in the former Camp Curtin Fire Station. For 30 years, the fire station was home to the Camp Curtin Bar-B-Que Station. The restaurant closed at the end of March.
A merger of equals between BB&T Corporation and SunTrust Banks Inc. was completed this month. The new bank will be called Truist. Officials at the new bank said that Truist is the sixth largest U.S. commercial bank. Customer of BB&T, which has a large midstate presence will not notice any difference for now, and those customers will continue to be served through BB&T branches, websites, mobile apps, financial advisors and relationship managers, the bank said. And BB&T customers can now use SunTrust ATMs to make withdrawals without incurring out-of-network fees.
Harbor Freight Tools opened a new store in June at 675 Silver Spring Road in Silver Spring Township in the space that previously was home to a Volunteers of America Thrift Store at the corner of Silver Spring Road and the Carlisle Pike near the corporate office of Karns Foods and across the street from Best Buy.
Rise Mechanicsburg, a medical marijuana dispensary opened in June at 507 N. York St. in Mechanicsburg. Rise Mechanicsburg sells Rythm branded products as well as a variety of cartridges, concentrates and dry leaf.
In Monroe Township, Cumberland County, the owners of the Allenberry Resort & Playhouse are building 128 resort style homes adjacent to Allenberry Resort creating a mixed-use development centered around the resort. A paved golf cart path will connect the neighborhood to the Allenberry Resort, which includes The Barn restaurant and bar, a cafe, the playhouse, a spa, lodging and a pool patio. And the Yellow Breeches Creek runs through the resort. Allenberry offers a number of outdoor activities like fly fishing, biking and hiking, and has spaces for weddings and other special events. A model home opened in October marking the official opening of the new neighborhood.
Sportsman’s Warehouse, an outdoor retailer, acquired the Field & Stream store at the Capital City Mall and seven other Field & Stream stores. Sportsman’s Warehouse opened the location in October. This is Sportsman’s Warehouse’s first store in central Pennsylvania. The 50,000-square-foot store will have 60,000 region-specific products for local, outdoor activities. The store is located in the mall’s parking lot on the site of a former Toys R Us store at 3500 Capital City Mall Drive in Lower Allen Township.
At the beginning of the year, central Pennsylvania’s largest private company announced it was moving from its longtime home on Seventh Street in Harrisburg. Its new offices are located at 100 and 200 Tech Drive, previously known as Amp Drive in Lower Paxton Township. The new offices have more than 240,000 square feet of office space. The building has two large sale floors. About 750 people work in the headquarters. Among the features at the new headquarters include giant spiral slide in the lobby, numerous break rooms, a full-service cafeteria, a game room with a pool table, e-sports stations and giant chess pieces and sports memorabilia and a collection of electronic items that it has distributed over the years. The company distributes numerous electronic items including network security, cloud applications, workstations, premium notebooks, videoconferencing products and more. The company held a grand opening celebration in October.
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