Casino, warehouses, car dealerships, retailers and other businesses opening in central Pa. in 2023

Now that 2022 has come to a close, let’s take a look at what businesses are expected to open new locations in the midstate here in 2023.

Cumberland County

Hampden Township
Car wash companies opening in central Pa.

The Cloud 10 car wash on North Front Street in Wormleysburg. The company is building a new facility on the Carlisle Pike as well.
March 10, 2022.
Dan Gleiter | [email protected]

Cloud 10 Car Wash

Cloud 10 Car Wash is building a 10,370-square-foot car wash facility on the former site of the very first Ollie’s Bargain Outlet store at 6040 Carlisle Pike. The new location is expected to open in the spring, according to the company website.

Legend at Silver Creek

Legend at Silver Creek, a personal care and memory care residence is expected to open in July at 425 Lambs Gap Road. (Rendering provided)

Legend at Silver Creek

Legend at Silver Creek, a personal care and memory care residence is expected to open in July at 425 Lambs Gap Road. The 88,000 square-foot facility will include 75 personal care apartments and 20 memory care apartments, along with dining venues, recreation areas, a garden and specialized rooms for physical therapy, programming and other activities.

UPMC West Shore Hospital emergency room expansion

The UPMC West Shore Hospital. Aug. 18, 2020. Joe Hermitt | [email protected]

Select Medical

Select Medical said it will partner with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to open a freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital on UPMC’s West Shore Campus on Technology Parkway. The hospital will include 35 private rooms. The facility will include rehabilitation equipment to treat patients recovering from stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation, neurological disorders and orthopedic conditions. The facility is expected to open next year.

Lemoyne
Schoolhouse Flats

Pictured is a rendering of Schoolhouse Flats. (Provided)

Schoolhouse Flats

Schoolhouse Flats at the former Lemoyne Middle School at 701 Market St. will include 46 apartments. Each unit will feature stainless steel appliances and hard surface counters, and some units will have a private patio. Eight of the units will be built in the former gymnasium and will feature rooftop decks. Other proposed amenities available to residents include an on-site gym, on-site parking, bike storage, a pet washing station and a courtyard with designated cornhole, bocce ball and outdoor theater space. A sign at the property said the building will open in early 2023.

Mechanicsburg
Glitz Soap Co.

Glitz Soap Co. is relocating to Legacy Park. (Photo provided)

Glitz Soap Co.

Glitz Soap plans to relocate its store from 1 E. Main St. in Mechanicsburg to Legacy Park, the mixed-use development on Market Street, in early 2023. Glitz makes and sells soap, lotions, shampoo, men’s beard products, bath bombs, shower steamers and bubble bath among other items. Products are made with vegan ingredients.

Shippensburg Township
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Parx hopes to open a new mini-casino outside Shippensburg before the end of this year.

Parx Casino Shippensburg

Parx Casino Shippensburg is expected to open in February. The 73,000-square-foot mini-casino at 250 South Conestoga Drive will include approximately 500 slot machines and 48 electronic table positions, along with a 100-seat restaurant and sports bar. The menu will

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Former students pitch in to prepare Raymond Central auto tech teacher’s car collection for auction | Autos

VALPARAISO — Darrin Pecka first met Jay Henderson through his dad, Duane, who had taken Henderson’s industrial tech class when he was a student at Raymond Central High School in the late ’60s.

But it was Henderson’s matte-black Hudson coupe — recognizable by many in Valparaiso — that drew Pecka’s admiration early on.

“Everybody knew who he was. Everybody knows what he had,” Pecka said.







Darrin Pecka Hudsons

Darrin Pecka sorts through car parts at Jay and Polly Henderson’s house in Valparaiso. He’s helping them prepare items from Jay Henderson’s collection for an auction at the end of this month.




Henderson drove that car to school every day, and the family took it into Lincoln to get groceries. It was the family car, Henderson’s wife, Polly, said.

“Everybody in the four (Raymond Central) towns, they all knew that was Jay Henderson driving that Hudson,” she said. 

That car, and all of those industrial tech classes, are part of what made Henderson a local legend. Even as a kid, Pecka would knock on Jay and Polly’s front door and remind them that “Mr. Henderson can’t retire until I get to take his class.”

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Pecka graduated in 2012. Henderson retired the next year. 

They’ve remained good friends, and now Pecka, with help from other former Raymond Central students, is preparing Henderson’s Hudson car collection for auction.


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Behind the mystery of the hillbilly shack on a busy southeast Lincoln corner, Sept. 27, 2020

On a Friday in late February, the afternoon sun is shining down on Pecka’s shoulders and his stocking cap. He rummages through rusted car doors, fenders and bumpers that have accumulated over the years, mixing and matching the pieces to create some semblance of organization. His hands are protected by winter work gloves as he inspects the car body parts strewn over straw-colored grass.

He doesn’t mind the work, though. He figures it’s the least he can do.

“(Jay) and Polly always say I’m like another kid,” Pecka said. “They’re older than that for me. They’re like another pair of grandparents.” 

Juncos and sparrows chirp from a winter-worn maple tree nearby, the base of which is keeping company with a late-’30s Hudson Terraplane coupe with suspended headlights. That’s Polly’s favorite, though Jay interjects that the Terraplane series was an economy line and couldn’t keep up with a Hudson on a closed course.  

Henderson’s love of Hudsons was long and unconditional. But it took a fascination with some earlier cars to eventually lead him to the Hudsons. He was in elementary school when a neighbor who raced stock cars asked Jay’s dad, Wesley, to fix his ’35 Plymouth with the fenders partially removed. 







Hudson Cars Lined Up

Eleven cars from Jay Henderson’s collection of Hudsons

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