Friday, October 16, 2015

Where Did You Go?

The route for next month's Scranton Santa Parade has been announced, and above is the map provided by the parade people.

Notice something different?

The parade skips Lackawanna Avenue, the mall, and the city's only department store.

It's a nice event.  I walked in in a few times, back when my schedule allowed.  It brings thousands downtown, and that's what the city really needs.  Adding Courthouse Square is a nice touch, but the mall thing troubles me.

Some say if the mall fails, so does Scranton.  It has a new owner, with a couple of new businesses already committed.  I wonder why the parade is marching in the opposite direction.