While Lancaster County is typically known for its food scene, the retail scene is also alive and thriving.
In March, three stores opened, and three are either closed, or are in process of closing.
F45 Training, 2200 Embassy Drive, opened a gym in East Hempfield Township, behind Fuddruckers and Starbucks in Lime Spring Square. The gym offers fitness circuits and classes.
Coleson Fine Clothiers, 1476 Lititz Pike, has reopened after moving its location from downtown Lancaster. With the expansion came the addition of an in-house tailor shop and a small in-house bar.
Al's Barber Shop, 34 S. West End Avenue, Lancaster, opened this month. The owner, Al McHenry, worked at Manor Barbers for the last 27 years. Al's Barber Shop offers haircuts for men and boys, as well as hot lather shaves.
The following businesses closed, or will close in the near future:
LifeWay Christian Resources, 898 Plaza Blvd., Lancaster, is closing sometime in May. All of LifeWay's 170 retail locations are closing.
Charlotte Russe, in the Boscovs wing of Park City Mall, will be closed by the end of April after the company filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. All 94 stores across the country are closing.
Primitive Threads closed on March 31, after moving from Ephrata to 323 Queen St., Lancaster. The store featured skate and surf lifestyle items.
Upcoming retail news:
Cocalico Creek Country Store is planning to move in May to a larger spot. The store will move from 2359 Lincoln Highway East to 2335 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster. Cocalico Creek sells home decor.