Yogurtworks Cafe opens in Ephrata
Ephrata hardware store to expand New Shumaker PDT showroom Weis store closes
A self-serve frozen yogurt shop, Yogurtworks Cafe, has opened in Ephrata's Cloister Shopping Center, 108 N. Reading Road.
The yogurt shop is in a 2,200-square foot spot at the west end of the shopping center, next to Domino's Pizza.
The shop features 21 frozen yogurt flavors including fruit purees as well as 50 toppings. At the shop, customers dispense their own yogurt, add toppings and then pay based on weight.
Yogurtworks, which has eight employees, also has coffee and soon will be adding ice teas and specialty sodas. It is owned by Jean Shank.
The shop has seating for about 35 people, including some lounge seats and a children's area.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 721-6314.
PaulB Hardware in Ephrata is set to begin a addition at its store that will add 35,700 square feet for new retail, warehouse and office space.
The 50,000-square foot hardware store at 50 Wood Corner Road has departments specializing in tools, paint, plumbing and electrical supplies. It also provides repair services for power tools, windows, screens and key-cutting.
The first phase of expansion, which is beginning this month, will add 12,600-square feet of retail space on the ground floor.
Subsequent work will expand the parts department and corporate offices, as well as add a new receiving dock. The work is expected to wrap up in November.
A company spokesman declined to give a cost estimate for the project.
The company, which has 81 employees, may add some new staff as needed after the construction is completed, the spokesman said.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday; 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 738-7350. paulb hardware.com
PaulB Hardware started out of a small repair shop built by Paul B. Zimmerman in 1947. PaulB Hardware also has a store in Belleville.
The hardware store is one of the Paul B. Zimmerman Inc. family of companies, which also includes PBZ's steel manufacturing services and Keystone Koating's powder coating.
Shumaker PDT, a special-event production company, has expanded by opening a new showroom at its location at 240 Harrisburg Ave.
Shumaker PDT does staging for a variety of events, handling planning, lighting, decor and visual presentation. It has 10 employees and enlists part-time help for some events event.
The new showroom is on the first floor of the building with House of Clarendon/Dream Weddings, a specialty bakery and wedding shop that recently moved in to the spot.
Previously, Shumaker PDT had operated solely on the second floor, but when House of Clarendon moved downstairs, Shumaker PDT added the small showroom in a part of the first floor. The new space is used to showcase lighting and decor.
The Weis Markets grocery store at 31 Rohrerstown Road has closed.
The store near Lowe's had 45 employees who have been offered jobs in other stores, a spokesman said.
Sunbury-based Weis Markets has recently been renovating many of its grocery stores, but Dennis Curtin, the company spokesman, had said upgrading this store was not "economically feasible."
With the closing of the Rohrerstown Road store, Weis Markets has 12 grocery stores in Lancaster County.
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