Brickerville House reopens

Partners George and Tony Agadis stand inside Brickerville House Family Restaurant. (Andrew P. Blackburn/New Era)

The former Brickerville House restaurant reopened Dec. 3 as Brickerville House Family Restaurant after being closed for just over two months.

The restaurant's new owners, the Agadis Family, gave it a facelift and a new menu. The family also owns Silver Spring Family Restaurant in Marietta and Kountry Kitchen Family Restaurant in Manheim.

The menu at the Brickerville restaurant is the same as at the other restaurants and features oversized sandwiches, homemade soups, daily specials and fresh desserts.

In addition to the restaurant, there are 12 retail shops in the complex at Routes 501 and 322, which were part of the sale. George Agadis, one of the owners, did not disclose the sale price.

The restaurant dates to the 1700s when it was a stagecoach stop for travelers. The stone Brickerville House was built by John and Barbara Bricker in 1753 as a place to welcome visitors with a meal and accommodations.

Restaurant hours: 6 a.m to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

New AutoZone

AutoZone will open a store by the end of the month at 825 E. Chestnut St., in a city shopping center behind Rite Aid. The space, which is next to Best China Wok, had been a Hollywood Video until September.

The new store will be a typical one for the company, measuring just over 6,000 square feet and employing about 10 people, a spokeswoman said.

The automotive parts and accessories retailer has another store in Lancaster at 2121 Columbia Ave. as well as stores in Ephrata and Columbia.

Under Armour coming

At Rockvale Outlets, Under Armour, a sportswear retailer, will replace the Coleman Factory Outlet, which is closing Jan. 25. Under Armour is expected to open sometime this spring, an outlet spokesman said.

Brady's opening

Brady's will open Monday in New Holland at 856 W. Main St. in what had been the Cracker Box Palace.

The restaurant and bar in the Brookshire Plaza will have seating for about 75 in a dining room and at a bar. Among other things, its menu will feature homemade soups and salads, as well as barbecued ribs, crabcakes and steaks.

Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and limited hours on Sunday.

Columbia salon

A new salon, Alter Ego Body Salon, opened last week at 444 Locust St., Columbia.

The salon offers tanning, nail care, massage and permanent cosmetic services and also sells a variety of lotions and body jewelry. Owners are Michael McHenry and Brandy Corbin, who also own GatorZap Tatoo & Body Piercing in the same block.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Staff writer Chad Umble can be reached at or 481-6031. What's In Store, a roundup of Lancaster County retail and restaurant news, runs every Wednesday in the New Era.

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