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New Eats: Fresa Bistro to Open Monday in Strawberry Square

The dining room of the new Fresa Bistro on Third

Harrisburg diners will have a new, healthier option next week, as Fresa Bistro on Third is slated to open Monday in Strawberry Square.

Fresa will feature a menu of freshly made items, including sandwiches, panini, salads, wraps and soups. It will have a 60-seat dining area, accessible from both inside and outside of Strawberry Square, as well as food for takeout.

“The menu items from Fresa Bistro are a perfect fit for what our customers have been asking for in recent surveys,” said Brad Jones, president and CEO of Harristown Enterprises, owner of Strawberry Square.

Fresa (Spanish for “strawberry”) brings together in partnership several of Harrisburg’s best-known restaurateurs: Juan and Lisa Garcia of El Sol Mexican Restaurant and Nino Purpurra of JoJo’s Pizza. It is expected to employ 10 full- and part-time workers.

Fresa is one of many recent developments in Strawberry Square, which include a new Hallmark store, new apartments and expansions of both the Market on Market convenience store and the AMMA JO boutique. Soon, a new, 14,000-square-foot Rite Aid is slated to open, with access from both inside Strawberry Square and Market Street.

Fresa opens Monday, but the “official” ribbon cutting with Mayor Eric Papenfuse will be held the following Monday, March 13, at 2 p.m.

Fresa Bistro on Third is located in Strawberry Square, also accessible from 15 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg. Hours will be Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Click here to view the Fresa Menu.

For more information on developments in Strawberry Square, read our feature story from the March issue.

Author: Lawrance Binda




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