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What are some facts about the Pfaltzgraff Outlet Store?

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The first Pfaltzgraff Outlet Store was established in 1960 when the company opened its first retail store in West York, Pennsylvania. It remained the only Pfaltzgraff location until 1977, when a second retail outlet opened in York County. One year later, the company began opening outlets outside of Pennsylvania, the first in Trenton, New Jersey. By the early 2000's, Pfaltzgraff operated more than 70 Pfaltzgraff Outlet Stores throughout the United States.

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Johann Pfaltzgraff was a German potter who emigrated to the United States with his wife Elenora in 1833. He operated a small pottery shop in Freystown, Pennsylvania, until his death in 1873. In 1894, Pfaltzgraff''s sons Henry and George Pfaltzgraff created the first official Pfaltzgraff company called The Pfaltzgraff Stoneware Company. They constructed a manufacturing plant in the outskirts of York City, Pennsylvania. After this factory burned to the ground in 1906, the brothers built a new facility further west. This West York factory still stands as of 2015.

All Pfaltzgraff Outlet Stores were closed in 2008, and the dinnerware set and pattern manufacturer is exclusively an online retailer as of 2015. Pfaltzgraff produces patterns, dinnerware, silverware, serveware and drinkware. These products can also be purchased through online home stores such as Wayfair.com and Overstock.com.

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