– Continuing efforts to revitalize downtown Hanover received a boost when the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved economic development liquor licenses to two establishments, Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) announced.
“The action by the board demonstrates a commitment to Hanover, the people who live there and the small businesses that drive our local economy. I was proud to join business owners, borough officials and economic development groups for this community advocacy effort to secure these licenses for our region,” Klunk said. “I look forward to these licenses being put to use once the two new establishments open.”
One of the licenses is for 40 Broadway, owned by Richard Krill III, which will house a restaurant.
“The community leaders were all very helpful and supportive in the effort to bring something new and exciting to downtown. We will work with our restaurant operator to provide a great experience in one of the oldest buildings in Hanover. We can’t wait for the public to see what is going on,” said Richard Krill III, owner of the Krillco Property Group.
The restaurant will be owned and operated by restaurateurs Shaun and Jessica Wolf, owners of the Wolf & Wolf Restaurant Group.
“We are excited and honored to receive one of the first economic redevelopment liquor licenses in York County. Our passion for the restaurant and hospitality industry is long-standing. This license provides us with the opportunity to turn a long-time dream and career goal into a real sustainable restaurant in downtown Hanover,” said Shaun and Jessica Wolf.
The second property to receive an economic development liquor license is the McAllister Building, located at 11 and 17 York St., owned by Jordan Ilyes. The former hotel will be the home to a new restaurant, and currently contains apartments, a parking garage, fitness center and coffee shop.
“This was a wild ride and we couldn’t really get a feel on how the process was going. I’m beyond excited to make history with the first economic development liquor license in York County,” Ilyes said.
There are only two economic development liquor licenses available for each first- through fourth-class county, which includes York County, each year. The purpose of the economic development license is to promote economic development.
“I am so proud of the perseverance of these two property owners and the restaurateurs associated with these projects. This was not an easy task, but this group was able to make history happen for downtown Hanover. Our Main Street program supported these licenses from day one, and we look forward to seeing the economic return on these projects benefit the community,” said Justine Trucksess of Main Street Hanover.
Representative Kate A. Klunk
169th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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