When Brian Meador closed the doors of his Rita’s Italian Ice restaurant in Hempfield at the end of last season, he didn’t know it was permanent.
The Hempfield Rita’s location in the Eastgate Shopping Center at 5138 Route 30 closed because the lease was not renewed, Meador said.
The couple, who ran the Hempfield Rita’s for five years, are committed to finding a new location in the Greensburg area, he said.
Meador hopes to have a new location secured by summer.
While the new location will not open for the coming season, the goal is to open by the start of the following season.
Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, email@example.com or via Twitter .