Philly Pretzel Factory at the Wal-Mart on Benner Pike is holding a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday. Free pretzel samples, prize drawings and children’s activities will be held.
Philly Pretzel Factory opened late this summer. CEO and founder Dan DiZio said his pretzel factory teamed up with Wal-Marts around the state.
DiZio added that the menu will be limited but will include regular and specialty homemade pretzels and the pretzel hotdog.
Philly Pretzel Factory in the Benner Pike Walmart employs eight people, and is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.
Neebo official: Store closing
Neebo, which sells and rents new and used textbooks, college apparel and other items, is leaving the area with its building lease on East College Avenue expiring at the end of the month..
Jennifer Suggitt at the corporate offices in Lincoln, Neb., released a statement that said, “It has been a pleasure serving the State College area with this store. The lease for the store was scheduled to expire soon, and after taking many different factors into consideration, the decision was made to not move forward with a renewal.
“Information about discounts available as the store prepares to close are available at the store. Neebo will continue to provide products and services through other retail locations across the country as well as at Neebo.com, offering guests in State College and nationwide with the textbooks, college gear, apparel, supplies, and gifts that they are looking for.”
Patton Township group to meet
Patton Township Business Association is hosting its monthly meeting Wednesday at the Patton Township Municipal Building, 100 Patton Plaza, from noon to 1 p.m.
Guest speaker John Petrick, the township’s police chief, will offer an overview of the department and an update on activites.
Reservations should be made by Tuesday through David Panko at 237-2822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cracker Barrel will cater the event.
Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of every month except for holidays.
Easter Seals gets technology grant
Easter Seals of Central Pennsylvania received a $25,000 grant from the Comcast Foundation to implement TouchTech at its State College office.
TouchTech is an program that helps people use mobile technology as part of their daily activities, according to Easter Seals.
Earlier this year, Easter Seals partnered with Comcast to improve assistive technology services with disabled consumers.
Barton Associates ranked among the best
Consulting-Specifying Engineer ranked Barton Associates among the top 100 mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering firms in the country.
The engineering consulting firm has locations in State College and York.
The firm’s Kline Fitness Center Expansion project at Dickinson College in Carlisle also was featured. This is a project for which Barton is providing MEP services, the company said in a press release.
PYP has new location
PYP Studio moved to a new location, 1748 S. Atherton St., in August.
PYP Studio offers classes and services designed to improve “mind, body and soul” through yoga, suspension training and cycling.
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