Strasburg creamery to reopen Saturday
BY CINDY HUMMEL, Correspondent
A favorite tourist stop on Strasburg's Square will hold a grand re-opening at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The Strasburg Country Store & Creamery has been closed since early January for renovations and upgrades, according to manager Robin Stermer.
The wood floors, original to the 200-plus-year-old structure, have been refinished to let the dark grain shine through.
The waffle irons that had been in the store window are gone. Stermer said the new irons can cook waffles, used for ice cream cones, in half the time of the ones that were removed.
Stermer and owner Nick Whitford put finishing touches on the store Tuesday afternoon.
The ice cream/food counter is new in the as well as signs behind the counter listing the bill of fare.
Upstairs from the Creamery is a 10-room bed-and-breakfast. All the rooms have been redecorated, Whitford said. One of Stermer's favorite upgrades is a an off-white marble shower with multiple jets set at different water pressures on the sides. One can sit down on a bench in the shower, which is about the size of a walk-in closet.
Stermer said the upgrades made the rooms different from one another. Some have canopy beds. All the towels and linens are new.
"We do not just want to have a place," Whitford said. "We want a special place."
Not everything is new at the store. Notable antiques such as a marble soda fountain, a Mr. Peanut roaster and an antique coffee grinder that stands about 5-feet tall remain.
Whitford called the space, "a melting pot." One evening while he and his wife ate ice cream on benches outside, families sitting around them were from France, Germany and South America.
"It does not matter where you are from," Whitford said. "Everyone loves ice cream."
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