Donut shop to open in Hanover, two clothing stores in York close

Paula Wolf//October 10, 2022

Donut shop to open in Hanover, two clothing stores in York close

Paula Wolf//October 10, 2022

A new doughnut shop is coming to Hanover while two clothing stores are shutting their doors in downtown York.

Amy R. Lovisone said in an email that she hopes to open Decked Out Donuts in December at 1185 High St., Hanover, if permits and construction go as planned.

In an earlier Facebook post, she said, “This is something we have dreamed about for years and are blessed to now have the opportunity to turn that dream into a reality.”

Lovisone said in her email, “We will be making mainly yeast raised donuts, but will also have old-fashioned donuts, cake donuts and a variety of … cookies, brownies, blondies and cinnamon rolls, all made fresh, very early every morning! We will also be offering different varieties of gluten-free, vegan and sugar-free goodies, too.”

Also, in York city, The Boutique at m.elene and Mason Lee, at 21 and 17 S. Beaver St., respectively, have closed.

Owner Molly Halbert announced the news on Facebook and said that the original m.elene store at 22 S. Beaver St. “will now offer new and vintage goods, while continuing to share its beautiful building and courtyard for events and community engagement.”

Halbert said in the post that she wants to devote more time to her children. “I will continue to be an active supporter of our incredible community, striving to further grow and develop the City of York. … I am beyond grateful for those who have supported me in making this very difficult decision. I am a small business owner, a teacher and, most importantly, a mother. Thank you to everyone for making this chapter in our story so very special. I am looking forward to seeing what our next chapter has to offer.”

In more York County business news, children’s resale clothing franchise Kid to Kid opened a store Sept. 29 at West Manchester Town Center, along with Uptown Cheapskate, its sister store for teens and young adults.

This is Kid to Kid’s second York location. The first is at 180 Leader Heights Road.

The Kid to Kid website said that one item of clothing returned to the circular economy reduces its carbon footprint by 82%.

Since its founding in 1992, the franchise has expanded to nearly 100 locations in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer