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Store manager Linda Spayde ties balloons to a sign outside Pepperidge Farm Tuesday morning when it was the only store open in the Shops at Rockvale.

Pepperidge Farm, the only store that had remained opened in Shops at Rockvale, has now also closed temporarily.

All the other retailers in the Route 30 shopping center were shuttered Tuesday, following the previous day’s order from Gov. Tom Wolf’s that “non-essential” stores close to help limit the spread of the new coronavirus.

As a store that sells food, Pepperidge Farm was exempt from the governor’s order, and had remained open. But the store closed at 6 p.m. Wednesday, and will be donating its remaining bread to local food banks, a store employee said.

At nearby Tanger Outlets, all the stores were temporarily closed as of Tuesday.


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