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December 1, 2020

“Pop Ups” @ Grand Illusion

Until the end of December, we will be giving our 3rd floor away to area artists and craft producers to sell their wares.  Yes, we have a completely renovated floor at GI with new HVAC, lights, and a bathroom that we want to put to good use (before our Escape Room opens).  If you want […]

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December 1, 2020

December Events and Red Envelopes

Trivia on Dec 3rd; Paint a ceramic Christmas tree, Dec 10th; and an Evening with Dickens (live impersonation), Dec 17th. And yes, RED ENVELOPES ARE HERE. Get yours in December, redeem prize (everyone wins) in January. Grand Prize? A pontoon boat party for 12 from Seven Points Marina, Lake Raystown, PA—this boat has a 2nd […]

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December 1, 2020

Warm Sunday Brunches

Cuddle up in one of our velvet chairs (more coming!) or in our newest purple retro booth and brunch it up from 10-3 on Sundays. And if you haven’t tried our Apple Butter Old Fashioned, Hot Cider Buttered Rum, or the Spiced Cider Mimosa, then it is clear—you just haven’t been to Grand Illusion lately. […]

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December 1, 2020

Holidays Are Coming!

Grand Illusion is known for its decorations. Halloween is ALWAYS fun but we especially like December. There is something about the oversized ornaments and Christmas music that makes us all want to….well, drink cider. I guess we are always looking for a reason (Advice—if you want to consume less of anything, open a business that […]

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December 1, 2020

Winter Cider

Our newest special release cider is called Winter Cider. This limited edition, hand numbered, 750 ml flat-black bottled cider (yea—it will be the coolest bottle on the table) is just $22. This cranberry-orange cider bursts with berry and apple and finishes with a shy but confident, orange citrus; it is the perfect blend for a […]

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October 26, 2020

MAINSTREET PROGRAM? Carlisle was Pennsylvania’s first!

Responding to the steep decline in the economic health of American downtowns in the 1970s, The National Trust for Historic Preservation developed the Main Street Project in 1977. For the first three years the project focused on preserving downtown buildings that were facing demolition. What evolved was a belief that in order to preserve historic […]

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