Harristown To Renovate Iconic Former “Plum” Fashion Building into Apartments

Harristown Enterprises, the premier downtown Harrisburg economic development organization, today added 213 Locust Street, formerly The Plum, to its portfolio, with plans to renovate the 3,300 square foot Victorian era structure into three two- bedroom apartment units.
The historic building was home to the venerable women’s fashion boutique for more than 50 years. Harristown and its partner, Don Mowery, expect to submit a building permit to begin work on the project in February and aim to be completed in Fall of 2022. Because of the relatively small size of the project, no land development plan is necessary.
Brad Jones, President and CEO of Harristown said, “We are delighted to preserve this amazing building which was built in 1900 and renovate it into three unique and extremely desirable apartments in the heart of downtown. Because this was the home of The Plum for more than half a century, purchasing and renovating this building has special meaning.
The Plum was owned and operated at this location since 1967 by Isaac Mishkin (an emeritus board member of Harristown) and his daughter, Kirsten. “We are happy to see that the building will be preserved,” said Mishkin. “Having served on the Harristown Board of Directors for many years, it pleases me to know that they will take care of this historic structure.