Brothers' Grocery Grand Opening (11/17/18)

When it comes to where we get our food, Lancaster City and County have both had a wild ride. Last year, Giant’s Walnut Street location closed. Earlier this year, Darrenkamp’s Supermarket closed its doors as well. However, earlier this year, Wegman’s and Whole Foods opened their doors to Lancaster County residents. But what does all this turnover mean for folks living in the city?

Saturday morning about 30 people gathered at Conestoga Plaza, a commercial center recently built by the Spanish American Civic Association (SACA) for the grand opening of Brothers’ Grocery Max.

Lancaster Newspaper writes, “When Giant closed its Lancaster city grocery store in May 2017, the opportunity for the new, 10,000-square-foot store became more apparent.

“Now with this store, we’re going to have the space, the parking, and the commodities to service that crowd that Giant is not serving,” said Adriano Gomez, the store’s principal owner.“

Outside of Brothers Food Max at 920 S Duke St

Outside of Brothers Food Max at 920 S Duke St

You can read the Lancaster Online article about the opening here. As Smail Business Saturday approaches, consider putting at least 10% of your shopping budget into a business in Southeast Lancaster. When you support a local small business, you’re also supporting the local infrastructures that make that special place run.

Check out the map below to see which grocery store is closest to you.

All About Fortnite: South Duke and North Sts (11/1 + 11/2)

PACE spent two days outside Martin Luther King Elementary (corner of South Duke and North St) talking to families about their ideas for Southeast Lancaster’s future. One theme stretched across every group I talked to: Fortnite, arcade games, and a communal place to play them.

I spoke to over 30 young folks and at least 20 of them mentioned an Arcade of some kind in the neighborhood would be a great place to gather, do something they are interested in and learn more about video games. And it echos what all the parents say, “I wish there were more places and more programs for my kids.

Seems like a win-win. And now that video games are reshaping the way educators are thinking about STEM, why not invest in a creative space for folks to embrace this creative technology.