The historic Rupp building recently began an exterior redevelopment. Dylan Bauer, president of development for RSDC, describes what’s going on. Paul Kuehnel, [email protected]
Java enthusiasts, rejoice. Downtown York is adding another caffeinated option on Continental Square.
The Lancaster-based Prince Street Cafe will open a second location on the first floor of the Rupp Building.
“We’ve been looking at York for about 5 years now,” said Prince St. co-owner Kyle Sollenberger. “[We] really want to be the meeting place for everyone living and working downtown.”
The cafe signed a 10-year lease with Royal Square Development and Construction (RSDC), which began renovating the historic building in summer 2018. Prince St. Cafe will be located on the first floor of the building.
The 50-seat cafe is expected to be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in addition to offering off-site catering options via Prince St. Cafe’s sister company Merrymaker Catering, according to Sollenberger.
“Creating comfortable spaces for people to enjoy coffee, food, and the opportunity to connect with each other in vibrant urban communities is what drives us. York City checks each of those boxes, and we are looking forward to joining the many restaurants and coffee shops in contributing to its renewed energy,” co-owner Crystal Weaver said in a news release.
Both Merrymaker and Prince St. Cafe are part of Commons Company umbrella, a joint hospitality venture founded by Weaver and Sollenberger.
The Rupp Buildiing, which dates to 1893, has residential space for sale on the 5th floor via TRUE Commercial. Dale E. Anstine Law Office occupies the third and fourth floors of the building.
Prince St. Cafe is expected to open in September 2019.
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