Rural East Earl Township in Lancaster County is home to Shady Maple Smorgasbord, Shady Maple Farm Market, Good’s Store, Country Home Furniture and Martin’s Trailside Express. This cluster of businesses provides a huge economic boost to East Earl Township while preserving the character of it surroundings, which adds to the appeal/experience.
Shady Maple Smorgasbord seats 1200, Shady Maple Farm Market is 124,000 square feet and Good’s Store just added a 20,000-square-foot addition. This complex features some very large stores/restaurants, however, it “fits into the rural surrounding” and has become a regional destination. You could literally spend the day eating and shopping there.
Read this very interesting article from the Central Penn Business Journal: http://www.centralpennbusiness.com/article/20110826/CPBJ01/110829896/Hometown-draw