Hospitality & Retail

Editorial: Street vendors are an important part of downtown

In business, competition often breeds stronger products and better services. But can a hot dog cart make a better restaurant?
Maybe that’s what a host of Harrisburg restaurateurs should be asking themselves rather than crafting a petition to purge Restaurant Row of the food vendors who peddle their fare in carts on the busy downtown streets.

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Growing Hanover

Downtown Hanover's businesses aren't waiting for the official Main Street designation and resources that come with it to hold events to bring attention to its offerings.

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Bed, breakfast & more

The No. 1 reason travelers generally do not stay at bed and breakfast inns is because they just never considered it, according to a 2009 industry survey.
So midstate inns are aggressively marketing themselves in order to broaden their appeal to travelers in a part of the country that is full of bed and breakfast options, even for business travel, local businesses said.

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