Lancaster Cast Iron has opened a retail store in a former school in Conestoga where the company has moved some of its operations.
The approximately 2,000 square foot store and showroom at 3340 Main Street showcases the cast iron stoves of the same name, wood utensils and leather goods such as pot holders, placemats and pot holders. stove. The items are made with various local manufacturing partners, although some aspects of production shifted to Conestoga, where the company now has its offices, according to Brandon Moore, owner of Lancaster Cast Iron with Mark Longenecker.
Moore and Longenecker started Lancaster Cast Iron in 2019 and worked in home offices before purchasing the old 7,000-square-foot schoolhouse in August for $ 215,000. It was previously home to School House Power Equipment and formerly home to Schoolhouse Groceries and Leo’s Groceries.
Based on the response to the new store, Moore said they may expand the showroom to add more display elements or classrooms, noting that the building needs a lot of renovations and upgrades. .