Strawberry Square

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Strawberry Square
Location Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Address 11 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Opening date 1978
Owner Harristown Development Corporation
No. of stores and services 30+
No. of floors 2
Website http://www.strawberrysquare.com/index.html

Strawberry Square is a mixed-use retail and commercial complex located in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is owned and managed by the Harristown Development Corporation (HDC), a non-profit organization.

History[edit]

Strawberry Square is considered a project in the modern urban revitalization of center city Harrisburg. Phase I of this mixed-use facility originally opened in 1978, with 1,400,000 square feet (130,000 m2) of office and retail space overlooking the Capitol. Eleven years later, HDC completed the $21 million Phase II expansion. This included the restoration of ten 19th and 20th century buildings that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and represent the city's oldest remaining retail establishments. The site was named for the alleyway that traverses the complex's east-west axis, which still exists from Front Street to Third Street in downtown Harrisburg. The portion of Strawberry Alley vacated for the Complex is now a commons area beside the second floor escalators. It was also referred to as the 'Key Block' when the complex was first constructed in the 1970s.

Major tenants include Verizon, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg University, Temple University Harrisburg, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, and Salomon Smith Barney, Inc. In addition, Strawberry Square houses an array of service retail, upscale fashion shops, jewelers and other specialty stores. More than 40 shops and galleries along with 10 food emporiums are contained in about 170,000 square feet (16,000 m2) of retail space.[1] Its food court includes a variety of national and international cuisine.

Due to its high name recognition and centralized location, Strawberry Square's atrium has become, in effect, a Harrisburg town square, hosting hundreds of community, education, and arts groups and events annually. The complex also hosts multiple high-school and college classes.

Strawberry Square is installing a digital sign network [2] where visitors can see live, updated local news and weather as well as upcoming events in the mall and advertising from local business.

Major Retail Tenants[edit]

Shops On Third[edit]

A collection of upscale fashion accessory stores along North Third street just outside of Strawberry Square's atrium. (upscale women's shoes)

  • Michael Boyd (upscale fashion for men)
  • Au Bon Lieu
  • Hair at the Square

Food service[edit]

  • Arby's
  • Auntie Anne's
  • Bagel Lover's Café
  • Chef Chen's Express
  • Gingerbread Man Restaurant
  • Sakura Tokyo Express
  • Sante Fe Mexican Grille
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Two Brothers Pizza

Educational institutions[edit]

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Coordinates: 40°15′41″N 76°52′51″W / 40.2613°N 76.8808°W / 40.2613; -76.8808