The owners of a Lancaster-based food truck are bringing their smoked-pork expertise to York City.
Baron Von Schwein will open a restaurant at 35 W. Market St. on Saturday, July 12.
Food truck fans, don't fret. The mobile eatery will continue to roam the region, bringing pork buns and signature sodas to the doorsteps of York County bars and events like foodstruck.
The restaurant will serve the lunchtime needs of York's downtown crowd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day except Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant will be open for dinner until 9 p.m.
With a simple menu and casual atmosphere, customers can grab takeout or dine inside, said co-owner Jordan Pfautz.
"We're trying to kind of emulate the food truck flow," he said.
The new restaurant is taking the space once occupied by Jim & Nena's Pizzeria, which closed in September.
Pfautz said he'll use the restaurant's kitchen to cook the food served there and on the Baron Von Schwein truck.
Around the corner from York's thriving North Beaver Street block, Baron Von Schwein will open in the middle of a West Market Street block dotted with empty storefronts.
But economic-development pros have said they want to focus their revitalization efforts there.
Pfautz said the timing seems right for a permanent Baron Von Schwein footprint in York.
"We feel like the downtown area is definitely starting to turn," he said.
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