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Joseph Burke, Pa.'s deputy secretary for International Business Development, and state Rep. Carol Hill-Evans visit Nuts About Granola in York City to explain why small businesses are vital to local economies.

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Nuts About Granola is returning to downtown York City under both a new name and location to once again bring healthy snacks and drinks to city residents.

Now named Sarah's Snacks, the new location held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, July 6, at its new 9 W. Philadelphia St. location, where it had already housed its kitchen and production area.

Sarah Lanphier, of York, opened the store's first location at 46 W. Philadelphia St. in 2009 as  part of a business school project while she was enrolled at Elizabethtown College. 

Lanphier's mother, Gayle, came on as her business partner, adding input into the creation of the healthy snacks with her background as a registered dietitian.

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The shop offers Lanphier's own Sarah’s Snacks products as well as grab-and-go drinks, locally made artisan foods and ice cream with vegan options available.

“We’re eager to show off our new retail location during First Friday," Lanphier said before the ribbon-cutting. "Though we’re moving our operations into one space, customers will still find their favorite granola products on the same block as before and within walking distance of Central Market.

"While we may be in a new location, not much will change."

In celebration, the shop will offer a 10 percent discount on bulk purchases and will give away Sarah’s Snacks mugs to the first 20 customers who spend $20.

The reopening is another important step to improve York's downtown area, said Silas Chamberlin, CEO of Downtown Inc, York’s downtown improvement organization.

“By this fall, a key corner of downtown York will feel even more vibrant and alive, thanks to the continued investment of companies such as Sarah’s Snacks,” Chamberlin said. “We thank the team at Sarah’s Snacks for making downtown York their home base.”

Lanphier's shop isn't the only location that sells her snacks, though.

Target and Costco have both sold Sarah’s Snacks products. Now, Wegman’s will join the list of suppliers in select stores.

The store will be open during Central Market hours — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays.

The shop also will  offer extended hours during First Fridays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

 

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