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Construction on Mulberry St. Underway

Centered in Lancaster’s vibrant downtown, Mulberry St. has served motorists and pedestrians for many years. Since March, construction crews have been working to revert the roadway to a two-way street. “The project is expected to take 15 months. Funding for the $2.77 million project comes from $1.52 million in city funds, $675,000 in federal funds […]

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Top 5 Local Shops for Great Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is right around the corner! Still searching for the perfect gift? Lancaster offers a bountiful selection of specialty shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants: Miesse Candies – 118 N. Water St, Lancaster, PA 17601 Founded in 1875, Miesse Candies is one of the oldest chocolatiers in Lancaster County! Miesse Candies offers a fresh, quality […]

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Entering 30th Year as The Loft’s Chef-Owner, he Reflects on Cosmopolitan Culinary Career

Originally Published on LancasterOnline After learning he couldn’t attain his dream of becoming a sailor because he couldn’t pass the colorblindness test, Gunter Backhaus embraced cooking as his backup plan — thinking he could eventually cook on a boat. Becoming a master chef turned out to be Backhaus’ passport to a life of international travel […]

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Discovering Our Downtown Community Together

According to the National Institute of Health, “Previous research has identified a wide range of indicators of social isolation that pose health risks, including living alone, having a small social network, infrequent participation in social activities, and feelings of loneliness.” An estimated 32.7 million people currently live alone in the U.S., accounting for nearly 28% […]

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Lancaster Science Factory to Host Science is Amazing Festival

This Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 10am – 4pm, Lancaster Science Factory will be celebrating 8 years of fun with the “Science is Amazing” Festival. Admission is free and open to the public. Guests will have access to all exhibits, demonstrations and activities. A hands-on, interactive and fun-filled science center, Lancaster Science Factory offers fun-filled […]

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Our Walkable Community

Regional Plan Association’s February 2016 report, “The Unintended Consequences of Housing Finance” suggests that 56% of millennials and 46% of baby boomers prefer to live in more walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods. “Americans’ housing preferences are shifting. Millennials are pulling away from the auto-oriented, single-family suburbs in search of more denser, more diverse neighborhoods, whether in large […]

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New Report Suggests City Image Matters

According to a recent report release by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and WPP’s BAV Consulting, the perception of a city has great impact on its success. According to U.S. News & World Report, “In other words, brand image matters — even for municipalities.” “From Stockholm to Kuala Lampur, the study found strong ‘brand equity’ in cities and […]

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Welcoming the Keppel Building

The Keppel Building will undergo a $9 million renovation by the Pittsburgh-based development company, Zamagias Properties. The organization’s second project in Lancaster, Zamagias Properties completed Steeple View Lofts in 2013. In a February 9th, LancasterOnline article, David Martens, president at Zamagias Properties said, “We got interested in Lancaster in 2009. We just fell in love […]

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Winter Weather Safety with Steeple View Lofts

Snowfall offers picturesque landscapes and beautiful scenery. However, winter weather and icy conditions can cause accidental falls which may result in serious injury. Please consult the following list of helpful winter weather tips before heading out the door: Dress in Layers: Did you know that over half of hypothermia-related deaths occur in people over the […]

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Dining in Downtown Lancaster

At Steeple View Lofts, we’re just steps away from convenient, local and wholesome dining options. Lancaster offers a dizzying array of classic culinary treats and flavorful twists. Looking for a new go-to downtown restaurant? The following eateries are all within walking distance of our +55 loft-style community: The Loft Restaurant (201 W. Orange St.):  “Intimate […]

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