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Valley Dairy Restaurant to open 12th store

| Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Valley Dairy Restaurant and Ice Cream Shoppe is planning a late summer-early fall opening for its 12th store in the 10-county western Pennsylvania area. The new shop will be located in a long-closed former Burger King, fronting Route 22 in the Tri Star Shopping Plaza, Blairsville. Latrobe-based Valley executives are in the design stage for an 854-square-foot addition to the existing 2,700-square-foot facility. The restaurant will hire 35 to 40 full- and part-time workers to handle customers in the 145- to 150-seat restaurant. Existing Valley Dairy facilities are in Butler, Connellsville, DuBois, Ebensburg, Greensburg, Indiana, Johnstown, Kittanning, Latrobe and Windber.

  • John Hudock knows how to build garages. For 24 years, he served as manager of Bullock Garages, Star Junction, which, unfortunately, closed last year following a bankruptcy filing. Now, Hudock has put his name on a new garage-building firm, based in Uniontown, with personnel from the old Bullock operation joining their former boss. Hudock maintains his company buys all of its materials from local retailers, regardless of where his crews are working in southwestern Pennsylvania. Garages ranging from a standard 1-1/2-car residential structure, to a 30-foot-by-50-foot facility are within Hudock's repertoire.

  • As sure as death and taxes, Subway is looking for new locations to tuck one of its small, well-known eateries. One of the newest locations is slated to open later this month in Greengate Commons, Donald Paulone's 15,000-square-foot strip plaza, located along Route 30 east next to Denny's Restaurant in Hempfield Township. Franchisee Rob Holmberg will operate with 1,600 square feet, known as Suite 600, within the plaza. And prior to June 30, look for another new store to open at 1301 South Main St., Greensburg, as franchisees Thomas and Sandra Hartman set up shop in tandem with the existing Rax Restaurant at that locale. Interestingly, the Subway-Rax combo will sit along Route 119 within a short stone's throw of another combo eatery: a Dunkin' Donuts-Baskin-Robbins fusion. With the two new locations, Subway will have 10 stores in the Greensburg/Irwin/Latrobe/New Stanton area.

  • Easy Living Developers, the Greensburg-based firm that originally planned to develop 38 townhouse-style condominiums on a 2.4-acre site near Mt. Odin golf course, has reconfigured with Greensburg City Council's blessing its site plan to accommodate 25 total units. Roughly 20 units have either been constructed or are under construction. The condos lie along the sixth green and seventh fairway of the city's 18-hole Mt. Odin course.

  • This column is devoted to informing readers about changes to the business landscape in Westmoreland, Fayette and Indiana counties. If you have an item for Developments, call Rick Stouffer at 724-837-6151, send an e-mail to developments@tribweb.com, or drop us a note at Developments, c/o Business section, Tribune-Review, 622 Cabin Hill Drive, Greensburg 15601.

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