Monday, July 12, 2010

The Sterling

You have to love Wilkes-Barre.  This is the city that gave us the "yard of the month" award.  There are endless news releases from the powers that be when a new donut shop or steamed beef fast food restaurant open.

Yet, the old Hotel Sterling, at a key intersection, River and Market, lies empty.  No one's talking about it.  Is the condo project dead, or are we just waiting for the economy to turn around?  Some interested developers walk around from time to time.  Nothing happens.  That's sad.  There's so much potential here, but it takes a lot of money to turn potential into reality.

It's tough to make the riverfront a "destination" when an important block is dominated by an eyesore.

It makes that steamed beef sandwich hard to swallow.