The Herald, Sharon, Pa.


July 31, 2012

Once-popular fish shop Arthur Treacher’s closes

HERMITAGE — The Arthur Treacher’s store in Hermitage has closed its doors while a new Tim Hortons/Cold Stone Creamery and a McDonald’s have opened.

A notice that the Arthur Treacher’s on East State Street had closed was posted on its front door. No reason was given for the closure, though a for sale/lease sign had been posted, and the store’s phone number was disconnected.

The restaurant, part of a chain known for fish and chips, featured other dishes as well and was easily among the city’s oldest as it dated back to the 1960s.  

Across from the Shenango Valley Mall on North Hermitage Road is the Tim Hortons/Cold Stone Creamery, which opened last Tuesday.

Tim Hortons, based in Hamilton, Ontario, is best known for its coffee and doughnuts but also sells sandwiches, bagels, muffins and other items. The chain named for its founder, the late Canadian hockey player Tim Horton, has locations throughout Canada and in 10 states. Premium ice cream company Cold Stone Creamery is owned and operated by Kahala Franchising and is based in Scottsdale, Ariz.,

The McDonald’s restaurant opened next door and replaces the McDonald’s that was torn down along Shenango Valley Freeway to make room for a planned Kohl’s department store and other retailers.

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