Business news of local interest

Ice cream business closes

Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt in the Plank Road Crossing Center has closed its doors, according to WTAJ-TV.

Sub Zero uses liquid nitrogen to instantly freeze a custom ice cream at negative 321 degrees Fahrenheit.

In October 2014, Cherie and Tom Brandt opened the first Sub Zero franchise in Pennsylvania.

No reason was given for the closing.


Lodging experience to open

River Mountain, which offers a new lodging experience for millennials and Generation Z, will open for business Thursday.

The next-generation outpost combines modern working and sleeping accommodations with access to nature, outdoor adventure and wellness experiences. River Mountain is a destination for remote workers, roadtrippers and staycationers longing for a mountain escape, according to a news release.

For more information go to rivermountain.org.


Japanese restaurant opening

Kabuki Japanese Cuisine will open for business Friday in the former Ponderosa building at 406 Galleria Drive.

The restaurant features a modern sushi bar and includes 13 hibachi grills for group dinners and entertainment.

Owner Tom Chen said they have been renovating the building for the past year. This is Chen’s fourth Japanese Steakhouse operating in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The new restaurant has led to the hiring of 20 employees.


Company helps with shortage

Hoff Enterprises of Johnstown, a family-owned manufacturing company, is stepping up to assist with the national desk shortage families and schools are facing due to COVID-19.

Hoff is ready to start producing large orders of student desks that can be delivered to school districts next week.

Hoff’s premier line will now include “The New Home-Room,” which will have two styles of desks for children. Both styles will allow districts and families to choose between three heights — elementary, intermediate or high schools.


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