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Downtown York eatery refocuses

Flats Original Flatbread Cafe in York closed March 20, according to a sign on its front door.
Flats Original Flatbread Cafe in York closed March 20, according to a sign on its front door. - (Photo / )

A downtown York eatery has closed its doors, but its food will remain available for customers.

Flats Original Flatbread Café, 142 N. George St., closed on March 20, according to a sign on the front door of the restaurant that is attached to the Valencia Ball Room.

The restaurant is operated by Altland House Hospitality Group, based in Abbottstown, Adams County, according to its website. Ryan Haugh, partner in the group, said Flats' counter operation was losing money. Since it opened in 2010, it had reduced its hours of operation.

However, the meal delivery business, called Business Planner Orders, was bustling.

"We're going to be catering to the group drop-offs versus the individual meals," Haugh said.

The Altland House also owns and operates the Valencia, and the roughly 800-square-foot Flats space will be used for smaller parties or private meetings, Hough said.

"It fits with what we're already doing at the Valencia," he said.

The few staffers were part of the group's larger catering operations and most will fall back into jobs in other properties, Hough said. Some will continue with the new delivery focus.

Another Flats, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, remains open.

Joseph Deinlein

Joseph Deinlein

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