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Rodale’s General Store Open For Business

New Rodale Book Store/Coffee Shop quietly opens its doors on Monday in former Hursh’s Landscaping building.

Emmaus Patch residents gained a new local place to shop for last-minute holiday gifts with the opening of Rodale’s General Store on Monday in the former Hursh’s Landscaping building at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and S. 10th Street.

The shop will carry Rodale books, organic treats, holiday gift items and floral arrangements. Right now all books are on sale, with hardcover books priced at $10 and paperbacks at $5.

Created in response to customer requests for an easily accessible place to buy Rodale products, the General Store has a decidedly Rodale flare, with a VW Bus owned by Bob Rodale parked inside, adorned with a pair of Ardath Rodale’s ice skates hanging from the window.

A grand opening celebration is planned for January, following this week’s pre-holiday soft launch. A website for the store is under construction too.

Store hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Rodale General Store will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.

Rodale’s General Store
Tel. 610-928-1050

Chandler December 20, 2012 at 01:47 PM
After the Grand Opening will the hours change in order to get coffee earlier in the morning? 6 am?
Jennifer Marangos December 20, 2012 at 02:06 PM
That's a terrific question Chandler. I expect to do a larger, follow-up article on the General Story in January connected to the Grand Opening. I will definitely add your question to my list.
Lyle Richardson December 20, 2012 at 05:16 PM
This is great I can't wait to check out there new store, I deliver to Emmaus and will stop in next time im in town. Thanks Rodale
Wesley Barrett December 20, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Rodale once again makes another positive contribution to our community. So great to see the improvements to that building and the addition of another business in town. Can't wait to stop in. Best of luck and Congrats!

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