York County's top stories from 2018
Here is a look back at some of readers' favorite York County headlines from 2018:
The nonprofit announced its plans at the site of the new store, its sixth, which is at the Queensgate Shopping Center.
“CommunityAid plans to use 59,000 square feet of the former Bon-Ton, with 40,000 square feet earmarked for retail,” said Rob Kole, president of the board of directors for CommunityAid. The remaining space will be used for processing donations.
A 151-acre golf course in Dover Township went up for sale for $1.65 million. Montgomery County-based KBKHR Associates LLC purchased Honey Run Golf Course in 2008. After 10 years, the business said it is looking to find a buyer that can provide more hands-on management.
The sale price for the property includes a 6,220 square-foot clubhouse that features a pro shop and snack bar, a 7,000 square-foot maintenance building and a practice facility. The sale of Honey Run also includes 80 leased golf carts, on-property equipment and a liquor license.
As the York Galleria prepared to lose two anchor stores in 2018, the owner of the Springettsbury Township mall said it was in the early stages of crafting a "transformative redevelopment" plan to revive the property.
"We have been monitoring the situation with Sears and Bon-Ton very closely and have been working on contingency plans for the properties impacted," said Stacey Keating, a spokeswoman for Tennessee-based CBL Properties, which owns the mall.
The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. headed toward its final close-out sale.
Unable to find a buyer that would keep it going, the department-store chain accepted a buy-out bid that would result in its liquidation, leading potentially to thousands of layoffs and acres of empty retail space.
Remediation and demolition of the Yorktowne Hotel began as the cost of the overall renovation project, which carried an initial price tag of $20 million, topped $30 million.
The renovated hotel is expected to open in spring 2020.