Going beyond the expected, since 1948


Through It All, New Castle Businesses Endure

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – During a midweek lunch rush at the Capitol Grill in downtown New Castle, owner Sam Constant hurries between bar patrons, taking lunch orders, runs food out from the kitchen and, in the middle of it all, makes conversation with his regulars.

“It’s always been a workingman’s bar,” going back more than 50 years to when his grandfather became a co-owner, he says. “Any time of the day, you can come in and there’s people here. Good people. Working-class people.”

Just as the Constants have been serving patrons for decades, so has Bruce & Merrilees Electric Co., founded in 1948 by co-owner Justin Bruce’s grandfather. Today Justin Bruce works with customers whose parents and grandparents hired the company.

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