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Downtown in the News

Movie theaters face challenging times

i Oct 15th 2020

By Denise Allabaugh, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice The coronavirus pandemic, occupancy limits and delayed movie releases have…Read More→

Grant for a kayak & canoe launch in Wilkes-Barre

i Oct 9th 2020

By Chelsea Strub, WNEP-16 WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — More and more we are seeing people take advantage…Read More→

Downtowns starting to plan for the future

i Sep 13th 2020

By Phil Yacubuski, Northeastern Pennsylvania Business Journal It is anyone’s guess what America’s cities will look…Read More→

Downtown Wilkes-Barre office workers not expected to return until 2021

i Sep 5th 2020

By Steve Mocarsky, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice Even with college students back at downtown campuses, sidewalks in…Read More→

Bank + Vine opens in Wilkes-Barre with world-renowned chef

i Sep 1st 2020

By Denise Allabaugh, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice WILKES-BARRE — The former Le Manhattan Bistro in downtown Wilkes-Barre…Read More→

Our View: Preservation, revitalization should go hand-in-hand

i Jul 7th 2020

The Times Leader Editorial Board Larry Newman put it succinctly. “We’ve been yelling about this since…Read More→

Many downtown W-B employees continue working remotely

i Jun 18th 2020

By Denise Allabaugh, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice Working from home is still strongly encouraged under Gov. Tom…Read More→

Tree planted on Public Square in tribute to pandemic’s essential workers

i Jun 18th 2020

By Jerry Lynott, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — If eight men wearing face masks stood by…Read More→

Businesses ‘on the brink,’ but not ready to ‘throw in the towel’

i Jun 16th 2020

By Bill O’Boyle, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — Just how far-reaching the effect of the COVID-9…Read More→

Surviving the Pandemic: Bouncing Back

i Jun 13th 2020

By Bill O’Boyle, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — As Luzerne County, the nation and the world…Read More→