The new location also will serve as a catering operation to nearby businesses, Skally said.
He said he first identified the Streets of West Chester as possible location several years ago as Skally’s Old World Bakery sought to bring a manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters to Liberty Twp., a project that ended up in Dearborn County, Ind.
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Joshua Rothstein of OnSite Retail Group LLC, which handles marketing and leasing of the new development, said Skally’s is a welcome addition to the shopping center because both it and next-door neighbor Holtman’s Donuts “further perpetuate what the developments of the future need to look like in order to get people off the computer and out shopping.”
“The fact they are just like Holtman’s, homegrown, is great and adds … another indicator of organic growth in a sea of national retail and restaurants over in West Chester, which is … more appealing to today’s shoppers,” Rothstein. “Then of course it offers a restaurant that really hits three, if not four, day parts: breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night food, which is great.”