York receives state grant to rehab former nuisance bar

A $250,000 Keystone Communities grant will help York renovate a former nuisance bar in the city’s Salem Square neighborhood.

Gus’ Place was bought by the city’s Redevelopment Authority and the Salem Square Community Association in 2011, and the grant will allow the city to move forward with plans to convert the front of the building into two commercial storefronts and to add two, two-bedroom apartments on the second floor. The York City Police Department also plans to operate a police substation from this location, according to a news release.

Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York, said the development will help the site to become a “catalytic beacon in the heart of this West End Neighborhood.”

“I look forward to seeing the resurrection of this property,” he said in the release.

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