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WCI Partners building upscale pizzeria at Second and State

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Harrisburg-based WCI Partners LP has kicked off its latest project at Second and State streets in Harrisburg: an upscale pizzeria and wine bar.

Site work has begun for the 2,000-square-foot single-story, brick building with a mezzanine at 200 State St.

President Dave Butcher said the roughly $400,000 project should be completed by the end of August, with a tentative opening right after Labor Day.

“The name of the restaurant is still to be determined,” he said.

WCI has said the tenant will offer casual Italian cuisine. It is being modeled after an upscale eatery in Philadelphia called Zavino. Butcher has said it would be more like Harrisburg’s Bricco.

JEM Group LLC, which is next to the restaurant site, has been hired for the construction, Butcher said.

WCI developed the five-story office building on an opposing corner at Second and State streets, which is occupied by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and First National Bank of Pennsylvania. It also owns the corner building that is home to Little Amps Coffee Roasters.

The developer also expects to start on a 21-unit, market-rate apartment project at 210 Walnut St. this summer. The 21,000-square-foot building should be ready by next spring, Butcher said. It is going to be mostly one-bedroom units.


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