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MOD Pizza replacing Hess at E. Market St. and Memory Lane

Jana Benscoter
York Dispatch
The newest MOD Pizza is under construction at East Market Street and Memory Lane in Springettsbury Township, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Dawn J. Sagert photo
  • Project plans call for a 2,640 square-foot building, and up to 26 parking spaces, George said.

Patrons will soon be offered made-in-minutes artisan-style pizzas instead of gasoline at the corner of East Market Street and Memory Lane.

Plans to demolish a former Hess gas station in order to construct a MOD Pizza were unanimously approved in April by Springettsbury Township Board of Supervisors.

Michael Haldeman, of Red Lion, nails boards to the frame of the newest MOD Pizza is under construction at East Market Street and Memory Lane in Springettsbury Township, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. Dawn J. Sagert photo

According to minutes from the April meeting, Joshua George, of Snyder Secary Associates, presented a plan to demolish the site’s former features, which would make the plot available to construct a brand-new MOD Pizza.

Project plans call for a 2,640-square-foot building and up to 26 parking spaces, George has said. 

Construction is underway, although the former gas station building still stands at the site.

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Construction of MOD Pizza at the corner of East Market Street and Memory Lane continues in Springettsbury Township.

Barry Mease, owner of BLM Construction & Remodeling LLC of Dover Township, has said he and his wife bought the property for $425,000. They plan to spend $1.2 million developing the site, he said. 

Before the plot at 2401 E. Market St. was purchased, George confirmed, Speedway Gas Station had to clean up the underground tanks. Speedway went through the state Department of Environmental Protection's Act 2 process, he explained. 

Act 2 is a "land recycling program that encourages the voluntary cleanup and reuse of contaminated commercial and industrial sites," the department's website states. 

There are three other MOD Pizza locations in York County: one in West Manchester Township, one in York Township and one in Hanover.

MOD Pizza is slated to open in Springettsbury Township in November.