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Our new Chambersburg store is scheduled to open at 8 a.m. Sept. 6

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Our new Chambersburg store is scheduled to open at 8 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 6) at 7 St. Paul Drive, next to Sonic and Sheetz.

Not only is it Royer’s first store in Franklin County, but it also will allow us to expand deliveries into the Hagerstown, Md., area. Chambersburg represents both the farthest west and south that Royer’s has operated from our Lebanon County base.

“With a beautiful new building in a terrific new market, we’re thrilled to be a part of the Chambersburg community and beyond,” said Greg Royer, president and CEO of Royer’s.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony — the ribbon actually will comprise flowers — is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday in conjunction with the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.

The 4,000-square-foot store’s grand opening will include specials on hardy mums and loose carnations.

The store will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Store manager Gregory Royer represents the fourth generation of Royer family involvement with the company. He will be joined by assistant manager Heidi Trate and design supervisor Sherry Carbaugh on a 15-person staff.

Royer’s traces its roots to 1937, when Hannah Royer, who grew African violets on her windowsill in Lebanon, began selling them at a local garment factory and area farmer’s markets.

With Chambersburg, Royer’s operates 16 stores in Berks, Cumberland, Franklin, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. Sister company Stephenson’s Flowers & Gifts has one Harrisburg store.

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