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Downtown in the News

Painting a ‘Window Wonderland’ in W-B

i Dec 4th 2018

By Denisse Allabaugh, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice Artist Wayne Branham painted the windows in front of The Citizens’ Voice building on North Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre on Monday for the holidays. He also painted windows at Frederick Dental Group and Butler Eye Care on South Main Street and Luzerne County Convention and Visitors Bureau on Public…Read More→

Holiday Pop-Up Shops kick off five-week run in downtown Wilkes-Barre

i Nov 24th 2018

By  Dan Stokes, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — If you’re walking in the downtown area and looking to do some holiday shopping, you now have the option of popping in at a pop-up. The Midtown Village located at 41 S. Main St. is again serving as home for the Holiday Pop-Up Shops, which proved successful…Read More→

Pop-up shop event set for Saturday in W-B

i Nov 21st 2018

By Denise Allabaugh, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tony George will lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the new pop-up shops opening in Midtown Village in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The event kicks off Small Business Saturday in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The day of events is being coordinated by the Diamond City Partnership, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber…Read More→

Pop-Up Shops returning to downtown Wilkes-Barre for the holidays

i Nov 20th 2018

By Bill O’Boyle, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — The Holiday Pop-Up Shops are returning to downtown Wilkes-Barre. To kick off Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9:45 a.m. for the shops in the Midtown Village on South Main Street, followed by special events at the F.M. Kirby Center….Read More→

Our view: It’s a great time to come downtown

i Nov 4th 2018

By: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Downtown Wilkes-Barre has it going on. Just in case you missed it, we ran a story the other day looking at some of the recent events downtown, and some of those coming up. About 2,000 people — children and adults — turned out last week for the Halloween party on and…Read More→

Beyond the Byline: Kirby has become center of attention

i Nov 3rd 2018

BY Bill O’Bolye, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — Back in 1986, could anyone have ever have envisioned that the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts would become the crown jewel in downtown Wilkes-Barre? Well, it has. In fact, I would dare say it has become the top venue for entertainment in the region. Yes,…Read More→

Downtown group meets to plan Veterans Day parade, holiday slate

i Nov 2nd 2018

By Bill O’Boyle, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — It was a meeting to bask in the glory of what’s been done to promote the city’s downtown and what is planned to continue to ride that wave. The Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association met Friday at Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center to review recent…Read More→

Wilkes-Barre closes off downtown for a spooky good time

i Oct 31st 2018

BY Patrick Kernan , Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — Halloween isn’t meant to be scary; it’s about everyone having fun. At least, that’s how Andrew Jackloski feels about the holiday. The 31-year-old from Edwardsville was suited up as the DC comic character Green Arrow in a professional-level outfit at the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Trick-Or-Treating Event. “Kids…Read More→

Works begins on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square

i Oct 23rd 2018

By Steve Mocarsky,  Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice WILKES-BARRE — Public Square is getting a $200,000 facelift, and the six-week operation began Monday. A state grant is paying for workers to resoil and plant new grass in all of the green areas of the center-city park, as well as trim trees and plant new ones to replace…Read More→

Downtown Wilkes-Barre group hears ChalkFest 2019 ideas, survey results

i Oct 5th 2018

By Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — Are you ready for ChalkFest? The annual community art festival on the River Common just took place last week, but organizers are already looking ahead to next year’s event. Not only are they eyeing a different Guinness World Record to aim for, a series of anniversaries could make the…Read More→