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1 restaurant to be demolished, another replaced at central Pa. shopping center
Daniel Urie,, PennLive
March 14, 2023

A number of changes are taking places at The Shops @Rockvale in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County.

A building that was once home to the Rockvale Diner and Bob Evans will be demolished.

The building closed at The Shops @Rockvale in 2020. Demolition will begin this month to create space for an undisclosed national chain.

Also this month, Sushi Heaven, a restaurant serving Japanese cuisine, will open at the former Ruby Tuesday restaurant at space 801, a 7,025-square-foot space in the shopping center. The restaurant features “All-You-Can-Eat healthy and authentic Japanese cuisine”. Customers pay one fixed price, and can order all the items on the menu without limitation. Sushi Heaven also has a restaurant on Gateway Drive in Hampden Township.

The new owner of the Shops@Rockville, Fernmoor Homes previously announced it plans to add hundreds of apartments to the shopping center by tearing down commercial space.

And the shopping center is beginning to relocate stores to make way for construction. Women’s retailer, Bon Worth will be relocating from suite 305 to suite 1715, a 2,700-square-foot space.

The Scent Master, a fragrance retailer, will relocate from suite 120 to suite 1820 occupying 3,000 square feet of space.

Fashion forward Maurice’s will be relocating by the summer of 2023 from suite 112 to suite 718 and will occupy 4,991 square feet of space.

The Shops @Rockvale is located at 35 S. Willowdale Drive in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County and is about 45 minutes from Harrisburg.

The shopping center is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday.