Starbucks announced last week that they will be closing 600 stores nationwide. This will reduce the national average number of Starbucks per street corner to approximately 3.7. Although it was said that no Central PA locations will be closing, WHP is reporting that two area ‘Bucks will be going under. One of them is the store on Paxton Street (which I didn’t know existed), and the other is the Third & Market location in SoMa (which is about half a block from the Strawberry Square location).
ABC27 is reporting that new hotel is planned for “312 Chestnut St” in Harrisburg. Google Maps puts this address in Penbrook, but I believe the intended location is in the SoMa area. Specifically, directly across from Pennsylvania Place.