After 37 years in business, authorized AT&T retailer, Communications Electronics knows a thing about outfitting its customers with the latest in mobile phone and wireless equipment, new smart phones, and accessories. The company traces its history in the metro region back 37 years, when most homes relied on landlines, and cell phones were heavy bricks likely to start dangerous fires. Through it all, the company rode the wave of up-and-coming technology, earning a loyal and expansive customer base through friendly, knowledgeable service, and frequent package upgrades. Today, the store sells the space-age Samsung Galaxy S 4, HTC First, and Galaxy Tab II, augmented with accessories such as armor-clad Defender cases, dual-port chargers, and Bluetooth headsets.
Sausage and cured meat enthusiasts frequent this neighborhood delicatessen and salami shop for its wide variety of sandwiches and sliced products made daily with Lancaster Valley pork and other local ingredients. The deli menu holds a variety of encased edibles, such as the rueben, a corned beef sausage buried under thousand island dressing, swiss cheese, and sauerkraut on a 7-inch Italian roll ($6.95). The roman chicken enchants appetites with stories of the interconnected highways that spanned its vast empire, as well as fresh mozzarella and chicken sausage stuffed with spinach and provolone cheese ($7.45). An array of signature sandwiches sate cravings with the perilously stacked Italian cold cut, with layers of genoa, sopressata, and prosciutto resting under a blanket of provolone cheese ($7.95), or the herbivorian veggie’s meatless three-bean-and-mushroom sausage ($5.95). At-home epicureans can stock their larders with cured meats and preservative-free sausage, which, like the sun and moon, are made fresh daily. Cheddarwurst links blend fresh pork and cheddar cheese ($7.95/lb.), and the chorizo salami infuses slices with the spice-seeking flavors of chili powder, garlic, paprika, and cayenne peppers ($11.95/lb.) combined in a traditional Spanish method.
The Hook Up’s technicians give electronic devices large and small a new lease on life. The team repairs touch screens, digitizers, lenses, and buttons to restore broken smartphones and tablets to like-new conditions. Gaming consoles made unplayable by freezes can once again take their place inside the living room after visits to The Hook Up. Though their primary focus is on repairs, the staff also stocks a variety of smartphone and tablet accessories, with an entire wall full of cases for all the different cellphone brands and models. They also carry batteries, as well as data cables that enable phones and computers to communicate without the lag of postcards.