Nation’s Oldest Vintage Clothing Store – Zap & Co. Lancaster PA Burns, Owner Injured – UPDATED 1/25

UPDATE Tues 1/25 The official Facebook page of the Stephen Murray and Zap & Company Foundation has been set up by his daughter. ” I’ll be updating this page daily about my father’s health status, and information about the foundation. Thanks so much for joining and thanks so much for the unconditional love and support!!!!”

UPDATE Mon 1/24 A Facebook group has been started to organize people to help Steve and Zap & Co. – read how you can help, I’ll be writing about this more when I get more information

UPDATE Sat 1/22 – here’s a link to a Facebook post from the daughter of Zap & Co’s owner, Steve Murray – he’d badly burned and injured but in stable condition. Please send healing thoughts his way, and towards his family as well.

We have just learned that Zap & Co. of Lancaster PA – established in 1973 and claiming to be the nation’s oldest vintage clothing store, burned down last night, and there are reports that owner Steve Murray has been hospitalized. Downtown Lancaster PA Zap and Co.
We had plans to visit Zap & Co. for RetroRoadmap next Friday night (RetroRoadhusband has a gig down the street) – so this goes to show, once again – go out and visit the places that mean a lot to you -they might not be there tomorrow! Our thoughts go out to Steve and everyone who was impacted by this sad occurance.

Read more details about the fire here at

In learning more about the fire it appears that they don’t know what started the fire, and may never know because the building is too dangerous to enter and they’re demolishing it. Owner Steve Murray is in the hospital in critical but stable condition.

You can read additional details on this update from WGAL

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  • wendyvee
    January 21, 2011 at 11:37 am

    SO, SO, SO sad. I’ve been there (but it was years ago).

    You’re right about visiting places while you can … you never know what won’t be around for much longer 🙁

  • barbara
    January 23, 2011 at 4:04 am

    our thoughts and prayers go out to Steve and his family. have been going to Zaps since it was across the street 30 some years ago…oh gosh what a loss to us all..

  • Cheri Smithson
    January 23, 2011 at 5:53 am

    An invitation to join ‘Zap & Co Fans’ page on Facebook.

    Folks are sending well wishes, sharing photos and posting stories for Steve.

  • Cheri
    January 23, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Hi. I opened up the ‘Zap & Co Fans’ Fb page, it’s content is now public, not private. You’re photos are really great and so bitter sweet.

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