Second Chicco Baccello location a number of weeks after opening | Corporations

Chicco Baccello is in the final stages of its northern expansion.

Renovation of an area on the first floor of the Arc Human Services Building in Canonsburg continues, where the owners of the popular coffee shop, which has been a staple in Washington since 2014, will open a second location.

Lisa Aprea said on Tuesday she and her partner, Nancy Ogburn and Jim Martin, expect an opening in early to mid-November.

“We’ll have the same menu and concept, but a different look,” said Aprea. “There won’t be any exposed bricks, but it will look great – modern charm, not old-world charm.”

She added that the property is hiring.

The existing Chicco Baccello, 239 S. Main St., is actually more than a café. It’s also a bakery and deli – and a meeting place where guests can order from a wide range of sandwiches and coffee beverages, snack on cookies and other desserts, and buy delicacies.

The restaurant won’t be the only new establishment on the first floor at 111 W. Pike St., the former home of Brody Furniture. A $ 600,000 investment on the first floor also includes an art gallery and office space.

The 1930s building serves as the headquarters of Arc, a nonprofit organization based in Washington County. Arc had planned not just to operate from there, but to make it a multi-purpose location.

Arc Human Services and The Arc of Washington serve people of all ages with intellectual, developmental and mental illnesses.

A previous story by Observer-Reporter reported that the owners of Chicco Baccello spent two years looking for a second location until Lisa Scarmazzi, Canonsburg’s director of economic development, put them in touch with Arc.

Scarmazzi said the store plans to employ some Arc Human Services staff.

Online orders

Heritage Craft Butchers is now emailing customers and doing their best to keep the ordering process simple, according to the co-owner Bob from Scio.

The West Bethlehem-based company, which specializes in artisanal meats and sausages, says on its website: “Order products and pick them up at one of our three locations (West Beth, Washington or Waynesburg). Orders must be placed by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday for collection during regular business hours on Friday and Saturday.

“For items that are not flat-rate prices, we have chosen a price point that is at the lower end of the average for this particular average. This ensures that any price deviations are reduced in favor of the customer. We will put together orders and distribute them on Friday morning. “

Heritage Craft Butchers is now taking pre-orders for its $ 300 Cornucopia Bundle that will be assembled and ready to be picked up at a customer-preferred pick-up location on Halloween weekend (October 29-31).

The package contains: six pork chops filled with cider; two chuck roasts; a corned beef; two roast pork stuffed with apple cider; two pork bellies marinated with apple cider; two spatch rooster chickens; two packets of hot Italian sausage; two packs of sweet Italian sausage; two pounds of bacon; and two osso buco-cut beef knuckles.

From Scio and co-owner Jared White Cutting, curing, preparing and selling meats.


First Commonwealth Bank announced that it is number 1 in a significant local category.

The Indiana, Pennsylvania-based bank announced in a press release that it was the principal lender of the dollars on loan in the Pittsburgh Small Business Administration District for the federal fiscal year ended September 30.

The bank said it supported more than 40 companies in western Pennsylvania. There are 27 counties in the Pittsburgh SBA District.

First Commonwealth said it paid out $ 50.9 million in 7 (a) loans across the Pittsburgh SBA – a nearly 240% increase from $ 21.4 million in loans in the previous fiscal year.

CEO Mike Price said in a statement: “This is an area where we beat well above our weight class and we are very pleased that the ranking reflects the hard work of our team.”

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