Category Archives: downtown

What should York do with vacant lots? Flower beds, maybe?

Baltimore is eying the possibility of transforming its blighted, vacant lots into something beautiful — flower gardens, according to The Baltimore Sun.  The Sun reported that about a dozen urban farms already are operating in Baltimore and now the city … Continue reading

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What’s the plan for Continental Square?

Plans to revamp Continental Square have been a long time in the making. But after nearly a decade of planning and research, local nonprofit Downtown Inc plans to move forward with tackling some of the “low-hanging fruit” that program manager … Continue reading

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How to stop the violence?

At a Tuesday morning news conference — where local and state officials announced they had charged 21 alleged members of the city’s “Southside Gang” — York County District Attorney Tom Kearney said, “We can’t arrest our way out of this.”

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Healthy World Cafe holding Indiegogo fundraiser

Healthy World Cafe, the pay-what-you-can eatery in downtown York, is inching closer toward opening its own space. Last year, the nonprofit operated in the black, regularly serving 100 to 120 diners at their monthly lunches. The customer base helped them … Continue reading

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Guys, it’s “wee-co”

Weco [wee-co] noun  The roughly four-block area bordered by the Codorus, West Philadelphia and West Market Streets and Penn Street will be called Weco, short for west of the Codorus. An effort by Downtown Inc and a group of merchants … Continue reading

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“Weco”: Love it or … not?

For the past few months, York’s west end — the sometimes forgotten neighborhood across the Codorus — has been quietly mounting a push to tap into some of the uptick in foot traffic the city’s Royal Square and Beaver Street … Continue reading

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Is York’s retail growth here to stay?

Indigo Bleu, a clothing boutique, is set to open in just a few days on West Philadelphia Street — becoming the latest in a flurry of retail starts and expansions. Our business reporter, Gary Haber, noted the trend in a … Continue reading

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Will York City ever get a Wegmans?

Tuesday afternoon, we asked York County on our Facebook page, “FILL IN THE BLANK: I wish York County had _____.” Highlights include more than 75 votes for a Wegmans, the most of any single item. So, York County wants a … Continue reading

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“Keystone Crossroads” public radio project to hone in problems faced by Pa. cities

“Pennsylvania is crumbling, both literally and figuratively.” That’s how Chris Satullo starts his recent post about a statewide project that will focus on the plight of Pennsylvania’s cities and is soon to be rolled out by public radio reporters at … Continue reading

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Use homicide, crime maps to check city neighborhoods

I recently reported that police and city officials were touting a significant drop in crime in York since 1988 and citing improvements to the city’s market district in particular.

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