Local Pick UP

Local pick is now available for PA residents only at the New Spring Garden Township Police Station, 340 Tri Hill Road, York, PA 17403.

By an order issued November 17, 2020, the Wolf administration is requiring those travelers entering Pennsylvania from other countries and states, as well as Pennsylvanians who are returning home from other countries or states, have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the Commonwealth or quarantine for 14 days upon entry into Pennsylvania.

This Order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020, and will be in effect until further notice.

Completing a 14-day quarantine after traveling outside of Pennsylvania is required if an individual does not have proof of a negative test result. Additionally, quarantine is not required for individuals who travel routinely for work or other critical purposes, such as medical appointments or to comply with a court order such as custody exchanges.

See https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Travelers.aspx 

This means there will be no local pickups for anyone coming from out of PA until this order is lifted. 

All customers doing a local pickup from these areas will need to wear a mask when doing the transaction at the parking area. 

Please note, my local pickup days and location have changed (see below) due to changes made during the pandemic. 

As of 10/26/2020, my meeting place has changed as well. I can no longer meet at the Church. Instead, I must meet you at the Spring Garden Police Station. 

The new Spring Garden Municipal Building and Police Station are now open. 

I need to be extra cautious due to a family member at high risk.

Local Township Rules do not allow customers to come to my physical location. One violation could put me out of business with a $1,000 fine and or result in the removal of my license to operate. Please order your local pick up fish online at least one business day in advance so we can arrange for a local pick up at a time that works for both you and me. 

Local pickups can be done as "cash on delivery" (preferred when possible) or by payment using Master Card or Visa through our secure payment processing partner (Authorized.net). Pay Pal is not available for use on Local pickups

Local Pickups (choose "Local Pickup - PA" during checkout) are normally done at one of the below agreed-upon times:

Tue: 1:30 - 3:30 pm / (No local pickups on Tuesday when new fish are arriving) (No local pickups after dark at the police station until the new building is finished

Thursday: 1;30-3:30 pm if I do not have a shipment to go out by SWA 

Saturday: 1:30-3:00 pm unless I get behind on tank cleanings for the week. 

If you are coming from a long distance, I will try to make an exception to these times for you if necessary.

My main cleaning and maintenance is now done on Thursday Mornings, Friday, Saturday, and Sometimes on Monday

Hours on the website are general hours when I try to answer the phone or emails when I am not packing fish, doing tank cleanings, or fish count checks, or meeting other customers. The best way to get me is by sending an email to support@cichlidsarespecial.com 

Local pickups need to be arranged at least 24 hours in advance. I need time to plan around cleanings, shipping, etc, so I pack the fish for your order in a timely manner. If you are 15 minutes early or running 15 minutes late, please call 717-843-7650. 

My Local Pick up spot is now the Spring Garden Township Police Office Parking Area at 340 Tri Hill Road, York, PA 17403

From I-83 Northbound, take the Queen Street Exit for PA 74 North. Move to the left lane and continue up the steep hill toward the TV tower. Start down the other side of the hill passing Crimson American Grill on the right. Turn Left on Tri Hill Road (between the north end of Randolph Park Shopping center on the Left and the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on your left, Small blue Spring Garden Township Policer Sign with an arrow on the street post.). Follow Tri Hill road .1 miles to the New Police Station in the rear of the Spring Garden Municipal Building. Enter this area between the two posts at the first entrance to the new building. I will be parked in their parking area in a Red Rav 4. If you get to Darry Queen on South Queen Street, You have missed Tri Hill Road. Turn around at Dary Queen. Also, please note due to construction, parking is limited. We will have to make a quick transaction and leave questions by email or phone. To get back to I-83, follow Turn right on Tri Hill Road from the Police Station and follow it to Queen Street. Turn left on Queen Street South and follow it to I-83. 

From I-83 South Bound,  take the Queen Street Exit for PA 74 North. Move to the left lane and continue up the steep hill toward the TV tower. Start down the other side of the hill passing Crimson American Grill on the right. Turn Left on Tri Hill Road (between the north end of Randolph Park Shopping center on the Left and the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on your left., Small blue Spring Garden Township Policer Sign with an arrow on the street post.) Follow Tri Hill road .1 miles to the New Police Station in the rear of the Spring Garden Municipal BuildingEnter this area between the two posts at the first entrance to the new building.  I will be parked in their parking area in a Red Rav 4.  If you get to Dairy Queen on South Queen Street, You have missed Tri Hill Road. Turn around at Dairy Queen. We will have to make a quick transaction and leave questions to email or phone. To get back to I-83, follow Turn right on Tri Hill Road from the Police Station and follow it to Queen Street. Turn left on Queen Street South and follow it to I-83. 

From Lancaster and points east, follow US 30 East to North Hill Road (First Light in York). Turn Left on North Hills Road and follow it to Market Street (North Hills Road ends at Market Street). Turn Right on Market Street and move directly to the left lane. (Do not use the I-83 South ramp on your right) Turn Left at Belmont (First Light). Follow Belmont to the I-83 South ramp on your take the Queen Street Exit for PA 74 North. Move to the left lane and continue up the steep hill toward the TV tower. Start down the other side of the hill passing Crimson American Grill on the right. Turn Left on Tri Hill Road (between the north end of Randolph Park Shopping center on the Left and the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on your left, Small blue Spring Garden Township Policer Sign with an arrow on the street post.)  Follow Tri Hill road .1 miles to the New Police Station in the rear of the Spring Garden Municipal BuildingEnter this area between the two posts at the first entrance to the new building.  I will be parked in their parking area in a Red Rav 4.  If you get to Dairy Queen on South Queen Street, You have missed Tri Hill Road. Turn around at Dairy Queen. We will have to make a quick transaction and leave questions by email or phone. To get back to I-83, follow Turn right on Tri Hill Road from the Police Station and follow it to Queen Street. Turn left on Queen Street South and follow it to I-83

From Hanover and points to my west, follow us 30 to I-83 South. Turn right onto I-83 South and follow it to the Queen Street Exit for PA 74 North. Take the Queen Street Exit for PA 74 North. Move to the left lane and continue up the steep hill toward the TV tower. Start down the other side of the hill passing Crimson American Grill on the right. Turn Left on Tri Hill Road (between the north end of Randolph Park Shopping center on the Left and the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on your left, Small blue Spring Garden Township Policer Sign with an arrow on the street post.).  Follow Tri Hill road .1 miles to the New Police Station in the rear of the Spring Garden Municipal BuildingEnter this area between the two posts at the first entrance to the new building. I will be parked in their parking area in a Red Rav 4.  If you get to Dairy Queen on South Queen Street, You have missed Tri Hill Road. Turn around at Dairy Queen. We will have to make a quick transaction and leave questions by email or phone. To get back to I-83, follow Turn right on Tri Hill Road from the Police Station and follow it to Queen Street. Turn left on Queen Street South and follow it to I-83.