Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is coming to Hershey

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will open a location in Hershey. (

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is expanding into Hershey with its 10th Pennsylvania location.

The Newark, De.-based brewery announced March 5 on its website it will open at the end of the year or early 2019 at West Chocolate Avenue as part of the Hershey Towne Square.

"On Our Way to Chocolate Town U.S.A.," reads the announcement.

Iron Hill will join the streetscape style retail center, which is under construction at the former Hershey Post Office building and includes Primanti Bros., Starbucks and Freshido.

The 9,000 square-foot Iron Hill will be the largest retailer at the complex. The space will include an onsite brewery as well as seating for 290 diners that includes a bar and outdoor area.

"Iron Hill is thrilled to open our 10th Pennsylvania store in Hershey in 2019," said Kevin Finn, co-founder of Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, in the statement. "It’s an exciting place to expand, and share our passion for our scratch kitchen and craft brewery. With over 10 million visitors to Hershey per year, we look forward to expanding dining and drinking opportunities in one of the region’s most visited areas."

Iron Hill was founded in 1996 by Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson and restaurateur Kevin Davies. It now operates more than a dozen locations including Delaware and New Jersey well as an upcoming location in South Carolina.

The closest central Pa. Iron Hill operates at 781 Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster.

Lancaster-based TONO Architects and RVG Management & Development Company in Wormleysburg are collaborating on the Hershey Towne Square.

The Hershey Towne Square spans an entire block along West Chocolate Avenue and Ridge Road. It will feature a mix of retail and restaurants.(Provided by TONO Group)

Ed Fetter, senior vice president of real estate for RVG Management, said construction is expected to be done in May with the first tenants opening this fall.

Iron Hill’s arrival in Hershey will could potentially make the tourist town even more of a beer destination. It will join another heavy hitter, Troeg’s Independent Brewing, which operates about a mile away at 200 E. Hersheypark Drive.

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