Jennie Geisler: Pandemic not slowing keen eatery homeowners in Erie – Enjoyment & Daily life –

New endeavors, advertising and enlargement are however driving Erie’s meals company sector.

One particular thing that has impressed me during this pandemic, which devoid of a doubt has been brutal to proven eating places, is how several hopeful business owners have thrown warning to the wind and really opened new eateries in the midst of it all.

Chippers on Condition Street, Lakeside Seaside Bar in Edinboro, Luminary in Summit Township and extra are testaments to the adage that hope springs everlasting.

Increase a different to the checklist. Though it’s technically a re-opening, the house owners had to make so several adjustments and updates it may well as very well have been a manufacturer-new endeavor. The Rathskeller Cafe, 2306 State St., has been licensed to open.

A member of the possessing family members, John Carneval, has invited his Facebook good friends to appear dangle out Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. His phrases: “A sequence of soft opens have been underway but, there is constantly place for my FBF’s to cease in for lunch from 11 to 2 if you are interested in examining the area out!”

A large amount of dressing up has been finished, he explained, and the menu is “a good selection of your favored food items” like appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza and subs. For drinks, they have both equally gentle drinks from the fountain and bottled Pepsi goods as very well as Millcreek Coffee’s Pick out Blend.

They accept funds and all credit score playing cards for choose out as properly as dine in. The new web page is, and the phone is 790-5951. (Apparently, the aged put was spelled Rathskellar.)

“Think about reserving a spot this coming Friday to look at the put out! We can get in touch with it Fb Friday!” Carneval explained.

So, there you go.

Now this is sweet. Ye Ole Sweet Shoppe, 402 Point out St., is now marketing treats from Lake Erie Sweet Co., as well as Pop Luck popcorn. Lake Erie Candy Co. is a comparatively new endeavor, founded in March 2019. It’s a wholesale outfit that started off simply because Missy Bertges and Greg Fornalczyk, both equally of Erie, who owned a retail retail store, B3 Gallery & Items, could not uncover a candy that seemed like seaside glass. So they developed their personal – and subsequently 49 more types of sweet – and wound up promoting the reward store and building the candy organization. Anyway, you can find their sweet at reward and specialty retailers all around the tri-point out place, now such as Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe.

In circumstance you haven’t read, Gordon’s Butcher & Market, 5037 Peach St., is getting $400,000 from the Pennsylvania Division of Agriculture to create a Gordon’s South Market, which will present reasonably priced superior-top quality meats, seafood, produce and necessary items, in accordance to a assertion from the business of State Rep. Ryan Bizzaro. More aspects weren’t available.

The grant is element of the PDA’s Contemporary Food Funding Initiative, a general public-non-public funding software investing in new or growing grocery and balanced food stuff retail retailers serving low-cash flow communities.

Erie’s Complete Meals Cooperative received an $80,000 grant via the exact same pot of dollars, built to assistance food stuff suppliers continue on to offer their communities with fresh new and healthy food items in the course of the pandemic. This was declared by point out Reps. Bob Merski and Pat Harkins.

There have been 115 equivalent grant recipients across the point out.

On Monday, Edinboro unveiled a new travelers website, Take a look at EDINBORO: A Hidden Gem in Northwestern Pennsylvania, highlighting the borough’s spots to stop by, store and dine. Its uncomplicated, sleek style and design promises to be quick to use and enlightening to any one driving via for the very first or next time, invaluable, particularly, to hungry vacationers. Find it at

Sheetz destinations are featuring a free of charge cold brew to all buyers who buy through the Sheetz application on Countrywide Espresso Day, which is Tuesday. This involves a curbside pickup selection and is legitimate for any measurement and any taste: caramel, caramel apple, pumpkin pie and salted caramel as very well as banana, black raspberry, hazelnut, mint, toasted marshmallow and vanilla. For far more data, go to

Menchie’s frozen yogurt store, 6825 Peach St., has shut permanently owing to the pandemic. The Facebook website page, labeled Menchie’s Northeast Ohio, contained the following announcement Monday: “It is with a major coronary heart that we announce due to the latest pandemic we have shut all of our Northeast Ohio and Erie, Pa., destinations completely.”

The Erie frozen yogurt retail store opened in 2012.

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