Medical practice, open recording studio; Closing of Lumber Co.

New businesses are opening in the area and many more will open in the future. Here’s the latest on new and closed businesses in Franklin County.

UPMC welcomes a new Heart and Vascular office in Chambersburg

A new UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute office officially opened on December 9 at 830 Norland Ave, Chambersburg. Erik Toth, Vice President, Cardiovascular Services, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and Stephen Christian, President of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of the Chambersburg Area Development Corp.

Experienced adult and pediatric cardiologists at the UPMC Cardiology and Vascular Institute have been serving patients in the region for over 20 years.

The practice’s cardiovascular services include diagnostic tests, such as stress tests, echocardiograms, pacemaker checks, and event and holter monitors, as well as appointments with cardiologists, pediatric cardiologists , advanced practice professionals and heart failure nurses.

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For adult cardiology appointments, call 717-731-0101. For pediatric cardiology appointments, call 717-761-0200.

Closing of Flohr’s Lumber Co.

At Blue Ridge Summit, Flohr’s Lumber Co. is closing January 31. Flohr’s has been in business for over 125 years, opening in 1893. Originally a railroad depot, timber was hauled into the store to help build the surrounding areas in its early years.

Now in the fifth generation of owners, Matt Muller said: “For me it has been a pleasure helping the public over the years, and I will miss it.”

Flohr's Lumber at Blue Ridge Summit will close January 31

Flohr’s carries everything from painting supplies to hardware and everything in between.

For more information or to inquire about inventory, call 717-794-2128 or visit them at 13311 Monterey Lane in Blue Ridge Summit.

Opening of a recording studio in Chambersburg

Musicians and those looking to record audio for a variety of uses now have a recording studio available that has opened at 1102 Sheller Ave. Suite A in Chambersburg.

Alley Cat Studios opened in November after three months of space renovations and offers recording, promotion, mastering and radio advertising services.

Alley Cat Studios is located in Chambersburg and can handle all your recording needs

“Radio customers can send us a script for an ad, and we can do voice-overs and original music, whether it’s for a 30-, 60-, or 90-second time slot,” said Mat Levine, owner of the studio with Chance Reecher and Michel Iorio.

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