Ranch Home closing its doorways after 49 years

SPRING TWP., Pa. – Ranch Home restaurant is closing its doorways after 49 years.

Thursday was a tragic day for Joseph Wojciechowski. As he completed his lunch at Ranch Home in Spring Township and received in his automotive, he knew it was one in every of his final meals at his favourite restaurant.

“We love their ice cream, we have beloved their soups and sandwiches,” Wojciechowski, from Riverview Park, stated.

Ranch Home introduced on Fb that it is going to be closing for good subsequent Friday, April 8, after nearly 5 many years in enterprise.

“Gonna miss it,” stated Wojciechowski. “We actually are, it is a disgrace.”

“It is one of many hardest selections I’ve ever made in my life,” stated Scott Schell, co-owner of Ranch Home.

Schell owns Ranch Home together with his brother. He says it was merely time to downsize. They plan to deal with their different location, Schell’s in Muhlenberg Township.

“My brother and I are each getting a bit older,” stated Schell. “We’ve grandchildren now, and we need to deal with Schell’s and nonetheless have a while for our households.”

Sadly, meaning closing the door on his different household — his long-time workers and constant clients.

“It is simply the type of place that was house for lots of people, together with us, so it’s extremely troublesome,” Schell stated.

“It is cozy, you recognize a family-oriented place,” stated Donna Giglo from Sinking Spring.

Giglo eats breakfast at Ranch Home two to 3 instances per week and is taking the information exhausting.

“I used to be very upset and unhappy that the place is closing,” Giglo stated.

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Prospects like Giglo and Wojciechowski scramble to get their final licks of Ranch Home in.

“We love their ice cream sundaes,” Wojciechowski stated.

Schell is assuring the group that his different spot, Schell’s, is not going anyplace.

Though Ranch Home might be gone bodily, emotionally it is not going anyplace both.

“It has been an incredible 49 years,” Schell stated. “We beloved it right here, and there’ll at all times be a spot in my coronary heart for it together with our workers.”