Harrisburg, York businesses celebrate grand openingsJason Scott
Two Dauphin County projects were unveiled Thursday, and a York County business will hold its grand opening today.
Harrisburg-based GreenWorks Development and Lower Allen Township-based Brickbox Enterprises Ltd. held a ribbon-cutting event Thursday for the COBA Apartments, a $5 million redevelopment of the historic Furlow Building at 1224 N. Third St. in Midtown Harrisburg.
The tandem, known as Furlow Partners Inc., transformed the building into 24 market-rate apartments with first-floor retail. There are 20 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom townhouse-style lofts.
The 900-square-foot storefront retail space is available as a build-to-suit, the developers said.
The original construction was completed in 1908. The front façade was restored to resemble its early 20th-century look. The interior of the building, which is in the Keystone Opportunity Zone, was completely gutted.
The KOZ provides state and local tax relief to building occupants.
A grand opening was held Thursday for Goldcrafter’s Corner and its new location at 5301 Jonestown Road, Suite 101, in Lower Paxton Township.
The gallery carries the work of more than 50 American artists and artisans, including a number of local and Pennsylvania artists.
Goldcrafter’s Corner also hosts many local artists on consignment.
The event will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The authority in 2009 acquired the former Fraternal Order of Eagles property and has been turning it into a downtown arts hub where students and professional artists can interact and showcase their works.