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Market Cross Pub & Brewery Celebrates 20 Years.

Published: Mar 25, 2014

The 20-year history of JoAnne & Jeff Goss, owners of the award-winning Market Cross Pub & Brewery, is just one of the unique personal stories to be uncovered in the new Hershey Harrisburg Craft Beer Country. The owners recognize the community and loyal supporters for the continued success of this traditional English pub & brewery located in Carlisle. 

Market Cross Pub & Brewery Celebrates 20 Years
Just one of the many unique stories that visitors can uncover 
in the new Hershey Harrisburg Craft Beer Country

Harrisburg, PA – The Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau (HHRVB) congratulates JoAnne and Jeff Goss, owners of the Market Cross Pub & Brewery, on this noteworthy milestone of 20 years in business. 

On April 1, 1994 JoAnne and Jeff Goss opened the doors of their new English-style pub in Carlisle and introduced the locals to import and craft-brewed beers that had not formerly been seen in the area. 

The now award-winning Market Cross Pub & Brewery was originally named for the main gathering place, Market Cross Square in Carlisle, England; the sister city to Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In 2013 Market Cross Pub joined a band of breweries in the region that formed the Hershey Harrisburg Craft Beer Country.  

“We wanted to create a family pub where people of different worlds can sit next to each other to enjoy a pint and great company,” says Jeff Goss, owner. “We have met some really amazing people over the years and we appreciate all of the support from our customers.”

“We have created a Pub Family over the years and we look forward to the future of the Market Cross and the Carlisle community,” said JoAnne Goss, owner. “We have donated a considerable amount of time, money and services to our community because we feel it is important to give back to the people who have supported us for so long.”

The owners have certainly served their community as members on the Downtown Carlisle Association Board and Chamber of Commerce Board, as well as hosting an annual charity golf outing that will also celebrate 20 years on May 9, 2014.

To celebrate their Platinum Anniversary, Market Cross Pub & Brewery will be hosting events the entire month of April including a Kickoff Party on April 1 with the annual Pub Olympics, a Market Cross Brewery Night, a Birthday Bash in the Brewery and more.

The owners say the scheduled calendar of events is just one way they can say thank you to the community and their loyal supporters.


Author: Rick Dunlap

Public Relations Director
Visit Hershey & Harrisburg
3211 North Front Street, Suite 301 A, Harrisburg, PA 17110