The relocation of a city coffee-roasting operation got the support of the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority on Wednesday.
PIDA approved a $220,000 loan for Passenger Coffee Roasters, which plans to move its roastery to 131 N. Plum St. from 315 E. Marion St. in late fall. The total project cost is $440,000.
The coffee roasting operation employs 11 people, according to PIDA. The move will not create jobs.
As LNP reported in December, Passenger Coffee Roasters also will open a small coffee shop, to be dubbed Passenger HQ, at the new location.
Moving the roastery to the 3,300-square foot building on Plum Street will free space at the 7,000-square-foot Marion Street facility, which houses a bakery and kitchen for sister businesses. They include Prince Street Cafe at 15 N. Prince St., a coffee shop at 7 W. King St., and a catering and wholesale business.
Helping Passenger Coffee Roasters get the loan was EDC Finance, a Lancaster-based nonprofit.