to Friedman, some of the improvements that are being

Weis Markets to host grand opening Thursday at new Dallas store

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DALLAS Weis Markets Thursday is opening a new location in Dallas in the Country Club Shopping Center and the company will present donations to local causes.

The store will employ 32 full and part time associates and will be a full service supermarket. It is opening in space formerly occupied by Thomas Foodtown, which Weis purchased in September 2019.

Weis Markets representatives will present $500 each to Back Mountain Food Pantry and Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge at the ribbon cutting celebration.

## ## A ceremony will be held Thursday, Jan. with remarks from Weis Markets representatives.

Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc.

The bar and restaurant has been a Back Mountain staple for years, but now it been added to Friedman growing repertoire of hospitality properties. On Friday night, the restaurateur officially held a ribbon cutting to celebrate its grand re opening.

place has such a rich history, Friedman said to those gathered in attendance, over sized scissors in hand before the ribbon cutting. we hope to make it better. to Friedman, some of the improvements that are being brought to Fire And Ice include a brand new menu, intricate stained glass windows, a new bar area and even a new happy hour.

Friedman said he employed a small team of local contractors who he said did work in the 10 days the restaurant was closed in order to wrap the renovations up as quickly as possible.

And while Friedman said it was important to freshen up the space, it was also important to keep it original.

For example, the bar space has been substantially updated, but still maintains its original flavor.

kept the original bar back, he said. the bar could originally fit only six people, and now you can fit about 14 people. said an important part of the process was bringing on a team of experts, including head chef David Shrader, sous chef Jack Higgins and general manager Theresa Kazminski.

Fire And Ice was sold to Friedman in November, and it joins his list of other restaurants, which include Kevin Bar Restaurant in Kingston, the Beaumont Inn in Dallas, Cork Bar and Restaurant and Le Manhattan Bistro in Wilkes Barre, Grico Restaurant in Exeter, Back Mountain wedding venue Friedman Farms and the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township.

January 16, 2020

WILKES BARRE A Hanover Township man has sued Boscov claiming he was injured when the store escalator violently sped up. It is the second such suit filed against the store since October.

Joseph Ferraro and his wife, Maria, filed the suit against the department store chain Thursday, claiming he was injured inside the store Wilkes Barre location after a mechanical failure of an escalator.

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