An announcement by Scott Enterprises brings jobs into Erie.
The northwestern Pennsylvania business tycoon plans on opening four new businesses in the area.
Dunkiní Donuts/Baskin Robbins, Qdoba Mexican Grill and Famous Dave's Barbecue will all open their doors soon in Erie.
The emergence of these three businesses will bring about 150 new jobs to the Erie community.
Scott Enterprises announced they will renovate their old Damonís location to host Dunkiní Donuts, Qdoba and Famous Dave's.
These renovations come about a year and a half after the Damonís location closed, and it is a sign of promise for the tourism industry in Erie.
A Baskin Robbins/Dunkiní Donuts is expected to open at the Millcreek Mall on November 23rd.
All the different attractions in Erie draw people from across not only Pennsylvania, but from different states as well.
Those tourists stay in Erie hotels and eat at Erie restaurants, pouring money into the Erie economy.
VisitErie President John Oliver SAYS, "We estimate that it's probably, visitors are spending nearly 800 million dollars a year in Erie County and they're spending it in facilities like this one that's opening up, Splash Lagoon, the hotels."
Nick Scott Jr. of Scott Enterprises says, "Three great concepts here creating about 150 jobs here in our community not even including the construction jobs but were looking at about two million dollar investment into the Damonís location."
"With the new attractions things like splash lagoon like the casino like the efforts of VisitErie we're telling more people and more people are finding out what a hidden jewel we've had here for so many years that we're now attracting them," Oliver says.
Renovations to the old Damon's location have already begun on this multi million dollar project.