Recognizing Outstanding Efforts
We are proud to recognize these outstanding businesses in Downtown York and we look forward to continuing to make great things happen with them! If you would like to nominate a Downtown York-based business for the Merchant of the Month award, send us an email with the business name, address, and description of why they should be chosen.
October 2023: Revival Social Club
Congratulations to Downtown Inc’s October Merchant of the Month, Revival Social Club! Located at 19 N. George St., Revival Social Club recently launched their Fall menu with items like Wild Mushroom Bruschetta and Chicken Svoulaki Meatballs, and specialty cocktails like Cream Cheese Cold Foam on the Spice Spice Baby and All That Bad JuJu, you’ll want to cozy up at Revival for your next casual lunch, happy hour, or special dinner.
September 2023: Cupcakes & More
Cupcakes & More, located inside Central Market at 34 W. Philadelphia St., offers unique and traditional cupcakes, pastries, frozen treats, cakes, and other specialty desserts. Treats can even be customized to accommodate gluten free and vegan diets. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and 6 amazing years in business, join us in congratulating Cupcakes & More as our September Merchant of the Month!
August 2023: Tony ORR Sons & Daughters Barber Shop
Congratulations to Tony Orr Sons & Daughters Barber Shop, Downtown Inc’s August Merchant of the Month! Located at 116 W. Philadelphia St., Tony Orr Sons & Daughters Barber Shop has been in operation for the last thirty years. When asked what he likes about owning a business in Downtown York, owner Anthony Orr says he loves being his own boss and the location is perfect. View the video here.
July 2023: Mudhook Brewing Company
Congratulations to Mudhook Brewing Company, Downtown Inc’s July Merchant of the Month! Located at 34 N. Cherry Lane in the heart of Downtown York’s Market District, Mudhook Brewing Company has been the ‘anchor’ brew pub bringing craft brew lovers together since 2010. Along with Mudhook’s unique craft brews, the pub is also focused on serving beer-inspired dishes. Enjoy the fun pub atmosphere, cool craft brews, quality food, indoor and outdoor seating, live music, and even a game room upstairs. Celebrate the end of Summer at Mudhook’s Annual Beach Party happening August 18-26 with live music, beach-themed cocktails, beach-themed decor, food specials, and tons of sand!
June 2023: Archetype Pizza
Congratulations to Archetype Pizza, Downtown Inc’s June Merchant of the Month! Located at 33 W Market Street, in Downtown York, Archetype Pizza is more than your local pizza spot, theres something to try for everyone! You can build your own pizza, pick one of their traditional “round pies,” or for all the carb lovers out there try one of their delicious Detroit-style deep dish pizzas. You can even catch a fun game of Drag Bingo every Thursday night! Learn more at archetypeyork.com.
May 2023: Iron Horse York
Congratulations to Iron Horse, Downtown Inc’s May Merchant of the Month! Located at 1 W. Market Street, Iron Horse York sits in the heart of Downtown York on the northwest corner of Continental Square.
Not only is Iron Horse York a great place to enjoy a brick oven pizza and specialty cocktail while dining outside, they also offer an event space off of their main dining room and catering for your next board meeting, company happy hour, or private event. Learn more at ironhorseyork.com.
April 2023: Homegrown Marketplace
Congratulations to Homegrown Marketplace for being named Downtown Inc’s April of the Month! Located inside Central Market in the Market District of Downtown York, Homegrown Marketplace is owned and operated by the Robeson Family, with a deep commitment to faith, family, and food!
Together with their three kids, Ryan and Mary-Christine excitedly bring their fresh and organic products grown from their York County homestead to Central Market each and every week. Selling dry goods, local honey, milk, eggs, produce and much more, they can be visited during regular Central Market business hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. To learn more, visit them at market or check them out online at www.homegrownmarketplace.com.
March 2023: Gusa by Victoria
Congratulations to Gusa by Victoria for being named Downtown Inc’s March of the Month! Located at 46 N. Duke Street in the Royal Square District of Downtown York and only feet away from the newly reopened Yorktowne Hotel, Gusa offers handmaid items, fashion, and accessories.
Growing up in Kenya, owner Victoria Kageni-Woodard fell in love with fashion at a young age. Now she caters to working class women, offering them unique, high-quality, and affordable fashion. Visit her at shop or online at gusabyvictoria.com.
February 2023: Russy’s Sweet Treats
Russy’s Sweet Treats, located inside Central Market (34 W. Philadelphia St.) specializes in a variety of sweet treats like cupcakes, edible arrangements, covered strawberries, fresh fruit smoothies, and more. Russy attributes her success in the community to the lasting customer relationships she’s developed throughout the years.
Visit Russy’s Sweet Treats at Central Market every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and see why “Life if Sweet When You Enjoy a Treat.”
January 2023: Prince Street Cafe
Prince Street Cafe’s Continental Square location provides an open, welcoming atmosphere for lunch, a business meeting, or time alone with your favorite book. Temporarily closed due to a burst pipe that caused flooding over the holidays, they decided to compensate staff to help the community instead of laying them off. Staff partnered with CRDC USA recycling plant to sort materials and with Friends & Neighbors of Pennsylvania to pass out personal hygiene items.
2022 Merchant of the Month Recipients
January: LettUs Know
February: Goodridge Freedom Center
March: HIVE artspace
April: Keystone Kidspace
May: York County Human Services
June: The Cantina
July: J.R.’s Fries at Central Market
August: The Sweetest Thing
September: DJ GiGi Marrero
October: Gift Horse Brewing Company
November: Grace Manor Bed & Breakfast
December: York Revolution
2021 Merchant of the Month Recipients
February: Burnfish Grille
March: DiDi & Smiling Johns
April: House of Yoga
May: York Emporium
June: Dark Parlour
August: Naska Bakery
October: Izzy’s Cupcakes
November: Escape Games Live
December: Parliament Arts Organization