Harrisburg’s homegrown creamery recently scooped up a 1,600 sq. ft. retail space located in Silver Creek Plaza on the Pike with plans to open later this spring. Silver Creek Plaza on the Pike is a Smith Land & Improvement Corporation retail development with ample parking and easy access located at 6391 Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Urban Churn began making small-batch ice cream in 2014, originally located in a space behind the Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg. In 2019, they opened a N. 3rd Street Scoop Shop location and production facility.
In a March 2021 interview with The BURG, Urban Churn owner Adam Brackbill explained that because of COVID-19, he had to temporarily close his midtown Harrisburg location. This gave him time to think about where he wanted to take the company in the future and work on a growth plan. Ultimately, that plan involved leasing the Silver Creek Plaza location, along with plans to revamp and reopen the Harrisburg shop.
The Silver Creek Plaza on the Pike space offers opportunity for a much larger production facility, which will allow Urban Churn to offer an extensive menu of 22-plus flavors, including four rotating vegan flavors. They will also have a commercial oven to bake cookies, brownies, and lemon bars, among other treats to pair with ice cream.
In addition to a larger space, the new shop will neighbor the REI anchor store opening in Silver Creek Plaza in Fall of 2021. This will be REI’s first store in Central Pa. Learn more.
Learn more about Urban Churn by visiting their website.