Businesses in the historic Wright Block
in downtown Lancaster have been open
for several weeks, but the Lancaster
Chamber of Commerce held the official
ribbon-cutting ceremony for the building
on Thursday (10/24).
Renovations to the Wright Block have
been backed financially by three local
residents and business owners,
Bruce Fritz, Bob Schmidt and Ted Schacht.
They formed “The Wright Thing to Do,
L L C.”
Fritz says the renovation to the Wright
Block makes sense from a standpoint of
Schacht’s family has owned Eastman-
Cartwright in Lancaster for 94-years.
While a part of the Wright Block had
to be torn down as part of the project,
Schacht says much of the building
was still in stable condition despite
being vacant for several years.
Schmidt adds the three went together on
the project, because of the need for
economic development in downtown
Fritz agrees. He says combined with
the core group of business downtown
and in the rest of the city, it helps to
make Lancaster a place to grow.