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“On Orange” is taking up residence at 108 W. Orange Street, Lancaster PA.  ” Not a complete revolution, just a new twist on an old favorite.”

Lancaster, PA  the oldest inland city in the United States of America, snuggled along the north and west by the mighty Susquehanna River, was originally settled in 1718.

This historical building , dating back to  the 1850’s, has been home to a number of restaurants over the years.

Most recently “Wish You Were Here” has developed a loyal following.  Wish You
Were Here opened  in 1990 under the direction of Elizabeth Maerz who introduced Lancaster to Swedish Pancakes and other favorites during her successful run.

Robin Murphy and Joe Clark took over ownership in September of 2001 and continued the success of Wish You Were Here.  They added their own stamp with vegan specialties and homemade breads.  Guests enjoyed traditional French Omelet’s and Swedes  surrounded by original art.

Prior to Wish You Were Here 108 West was owned by Jack & Corky Hartman from 1983 to 1990 who operated a gourmet take out shop called Sous Chef.

During the Late 70’s and early 80’s The Orange Street Tea House was located at 108 West and is remembered fondly as a place to enjoy a cup of tea in front of the large fireplace downstairs.

There is rumor of an ice cream parlor  prior to the Tea House.  If anyone has any information on this or other uses of this building please e mail Melissa Watro at onorange@gmail.com

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