Lancaster’s Pressroom restaurant to reopen under new ownership

Paula Wolf//July 13, 2022

Lancaster’s Pressroom restaurant to reopen under new ownership

Paula Wolf//July 13, 2022


Pressroom bartender Brenton Sollenberger manages the spirits and cocktail offerings at the downtown Lancaster restaurant before it closed due to the pandemic – PHOTO/PROVIDED. – Amy Spangler

The Pressroom restaurant on West King Street in downtown Lancaster will reopen this summer under new ownership. 

York-based O.N.E. Hospitality announced this week that it is taking over the longtime eatery, which has been closed since April. 

The newspaper-themed bar and restaurant debuted in 1995 and underwent a renovation and expansion in 2016. The original owners decided to close it this spring after a difficult pandemic and focus on their core business: operating Lancaster Newspapers and its affiliates. 

This location will be a new service area for O.N.E. Hospitality, the umbrella restaurant group behind more than a dozen brands across the region. After opening its flagship farm-to-table restaurant Tutoni’s in York in 2014, the group has produced several more eateries and food trucks. Most recent was Presto Fast Italian, a quick-service restaurant with five locations in Lancaster and York. 

Earlier this year, O.N.E announced plans to open Andonia’s Chophouse, an Italian seafood and steakhouse in The Crossings at Conestoga Creek off Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster. 

“When we saw that The Pressroom was going to close its doors, we didn’t want to see this institution go by the wayside,” owner Toni Calderone said in a release. “We’re excited to breathe some new life into the space while honoring the history and customer base that was developed over time. We’ll keep the menu an approachable American bistro style with a few new refreshing twists. We’ll have plenty of light and healthy options making it perfect for lunch meetings.” 

Other plans for the space include a jazz music series called “The Beat” and a rebranding of the outdoor dining area in neighboring Steinman Park to be called the “Park Bar,” featuring oysters and prosecco on tap. The restaurant will be open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. 

The historic building that houses The Pressroom was originally Steinman Hardware Store, which opened in the 1740s and shut down in 1965. 

Paula Wolf is a freelance writer