Want to be a part of history? Yorktowne Hotel asks public to fill its time capsule

Matt Enright
York Dispatch

Want to contribute something that will be a part of history?

As the Yorktowne Hotel continues its long-awaited renovation, the York County Economic Alliance is seeking items to put into a time capsule.

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"This time capsule was originally found at the hotel during revitalization, and once filled again, will be placed inside the hotel," a YCEA news release states.

Meanwhile, the renovation continues at the nearly 100-year-old hotel and is still on track to be completed in 2022.

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"Interior reconstruction is moving along at a rapid pace with the anticipated reopening still for later this year," said Kim Hogeman, YCEA's director of strategic development .

A soft opening and subsequent grand opening are planned for late summer or early fall. Hogeman said they're hoping to announce the hiring of a general manager and a sales director in the coming weeks.

The completion of the renovation has been a long time coming. Originally expected to be finished in fall 2019, the project was delayed several times and increased in price to $54 million, an increase of 170% from its original cost estimate of $20 million.

Applicants for the time capsule should fill out this form by Feb. 28. Items should be nonperishable and have a connection to the Yorktowne Hotel. For more information, email YCEA project manager Matthew Sechrist at msechrist@downtownyorkpa.com.

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