Shillington’s Your Place closes

Your Place, a Shillington staple for three decades, has closed its doors. The Reading Eagle reported about the closing in its January 23 issue. The restaurant cited a decline in business as the reason for the closing. The completion of the Route 222 bypass started the downturn and the construction of a Walgreen’s ultimately led to Your Place shutting down, according to the article. Your Place still operates locations in Lancaster, Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg and Hershey.

Children’s Home of Reading sponsoring cooking competition

The Children’s Home of Reading is holding a benefit cooking competition tomorrow night (Wednesday, January 28) at the Crowne Plaza in Wyomissing. The “So You Think You Can Cook” competition invites 35 community leaders to test their culinary prowess as they make their best tailgate dishes. The event begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include a sampling of dishes, two drinks and an opportunity to vote for the winner. Visit¬†¬†for more information.

A-Treat ceases production

A-Treat Soda has stopped production after more than 100 years of operation. A-Treat, a local favorite that operated out of the Lehigh Valley, abruptly closed its plants last Friday. The company put this short note on their website:

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 23, 2015 A-TREAT HAS SHUT DOWN PRODUCTION AFTER ALMOST 100 YEARS. All of us here at would like to thank our customers for shopping with us since our web site started. Your loyalty was appreciated.

The company recently lost its Wal-Mart distributorship, which is believed to been a factor in the decision.

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