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Downtown in the News

Grant to fund study of buildings in downtown Wilkes-Barre block

i Aug 3rd 2021

By Steve Mocarsky, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice Diamond City Partnership will try to determine if a significant…Read More→

20 years of progress have prepared downtown W-B for today’s challenges

i May 21st 2021

By Larry Newman, for The Citizens Voice 20 years ago, Downtown Wilkes-Barre was in crisis. It…Read More→

Wilkes-Barre Walkitecture: New push to get people on the move

i Apr 13th 2021

By Chelsea Strub, WNEP-TV WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — The buds are blooming all over downtown Wilkes-Barre and…Read More→

Increased capacity not much help for downtown Wilkes-Barre restaurants

i Apr 6th 2021

By Denise Allabaugh, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice WILKES-BARRE — Restaurant capacity in Pennsylvania increased to 75% Sunday…Read More→

Construction on downtown Wilkes-Barre hotel set to begin soon

i Apr 2nd 2021

By Steve Mocarsky, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice Mayor George Brown said he expects contractors will begin laying…Read More→

Dunkin’ Donuts on Public Square to reopen Monday

i Apr 2nd 2021

By Bill O’Boyle, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — After being closed since before Christmas, Dunkin’ Donuts…Read More→

Working from home — at what cost?

i Feb 27th 2021

By Bill O’Boyle, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — In the short-term, working from home during the…Read More→

Downtown WB’s 2020 Holiday Pop-Up Shops program starts Saturday

i Nov 27th 2020

By Bill O’Boyle, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — Some odd looking buildings are popping up on…Read More→

Downtown W-B restaurants to offer deals and pop-up shops to open

i Nov 25th 2020

By Denise Allabaugh, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice: Like other downtown Wilkes-Barre small business owners, Carleen Hartman has…Read More→

Downtown W-B gets 20 new trees

i Nov 11th 2020

By Mary Therese Biebel, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader “Whenever the teachers would give everybody a little tree,…Read More→