Mill 72 Bake Shop & Café will hold a grand opening at 1784 Quentin Road in North Cornwall Township on Saturday, July 1.
The café had a soft opening on Tuesday, June 27.
Located at Cedar Crest Square, the 5,000-square-foot former Hallmark store has been transformed into Mill 72’s third location. The other two locations are in the Manheim area.
On Saturday, doors will open at 7 a.m., and the bake shop and café will be open until 2 p.m. To celebrate the opening of the Lebanon location, the first 50 guests will receive sample packs of Mill 72’s house blend, which was crafted by Gerhart Coffee Co.
Gerhart has been roasting in Lancaster County since 1880.
“We sat down with Gerhart before we opened our location in Manheim. We tried a number of coffee blends, and found the one that’s become our signature house blend,” said Mill 72 co-owner Melanie Miller.
Samples of Mill 72’s menu items will also be available, and some of Mill 72’s vendors including Tina Sauder of Glory Be Farm and Katie Gibble of Cottage & Vine will be onsite with their products.
“We want people to have the opportunity to put a face together with the product,” Miller said.
Mill 72’s menu features breakfast and lunch items including baked oatmeal, soups, salads and sandwiches as well as sweet treats such as cupcakes, French macarons, cream puffs, and whoopie pies. Drinks include coffees, espresso, teas and cocoa (hot or frozen).
Miller said while the drink menu will be the same, the food menu will vary slightly. One of the Cedar Crest Square location’s items will be a Lebanon bologna breakfast sandwich.
The Cedar Crest Square location also has its own unique vibe. Miller said although it has concrete floors and a bit of a more modern and industrial look, it also manages to feel cozy and warm.
Mill 72 is family owned and operated by the Miller family — parents Melanie and Brian and their four daughters Taylor, Morgan, McKayla and Payton. Mill 72’s name comes from the family’s last name and the fact that the café’s flagship location at the REO Manheim Marketplace is along Route 72 in Manheim.
“We’re excited to add a Lebanon location. The response on social media and from our current customers has been overwhelming,” Melanie Miller said.
Although all of the family members will work at the Lebanon location, Morgan (Miller) Hostetter, who lives nearby, will be its lead; she will also serve as the lead baker for all three locations.
“We have an awesome team in Manheim, and we’ve been blessed to build an awesome team for our new location,” Miller said.
Mill 72’s flagship location, 45 N. Main St., Manheim, opened in February 2019 at the REO Manheim Marketplace in downtown Manheim. A second location launched in May 2022 at 2100 Town Square (Pleasant View Communities), Manheim. The retirement community location has a streamlined menu of the offerings in downtown Manheim.
Hours for the Cedar Crest Square location will be Tuesday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.
For more information visit www.mill72.com or the café’s Facebook page or Instagram feed.
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Editor’s note: This article was updated after publication to reflect that the cafe will not be opened for reduced hours on the Fourth of July as originally planned.