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Saturday, April 7, 2018

About the Cover: The Anthracite

This month's blog header is the Anthracite Center in the middle of downtown Carbondale.

Below is a cut and paste from the Anthracite Center's web site.  Clearly, it needs updating.

Anthracite Center Holdings and Hospitality Services both became the anchor tenants in the former NBT Bank Building (formerly First National, Pioneer American, and PENNSTAR Banks) which has been helping define the downtown Carbondale skyline since its construction in 1928. The new owners of the building transformed the beautiful main lobby of the bank, including the impressive York Safe & Lock Company vault, meticulously maintained original marble tile floors, ornate ceiling architecture and lighting fixtures, while updating and modernizing the space – molding it into a unique community and private event space, with a large, open mezzanine, able to be enjoyed by all.

Downtowns can be dark and uninviting places.  It's nice to see something to light up Carbondale.

Overlooking the main lobby is a fully restored turn of the century style board room, ready to provide your meetings and presentations a professional space with vintage charm and classic styling. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors of the building include multiple professional office suites filled with vintage charm and modern amenities – perfectly suited for a single professional start-up company or a full team ready to relocate and grow.

Construction plans are in full-swing for converting the lower-level into Breaker Boys Cigar Club & Lounge, an up-scale bar/restaurant, featuring a walk-in humidor and separate smoking room located in a records vault.  Phase 2 of the Anthracite Center master plan involves a Roof-Top Lounge, atop the nearly 100 foot tall building, with breath-taking views of the entire City, which should be complete in late 2017.
Anthracite Center Holdings and Hospitality Services both became the anchor tenants in the former NBT Bank Building (formerly First National, Pioneer American, and PENNSTAR Banks) which has been helping define the downtown Carbondale skyline since its construction in 1928. The new owners of the building transformed the beautiful main lobby of the bank, including the impressive York Safe & Lock Company vault, meticulously maintained original marble tile floors, ornate ceiling architecture and lighting fixtures, while updating and modernizing the space – molding it into a unique community and private event space, with a large, open mezzanine, able to be enjoyed by all.

Overlooking the main lobby is a fully restored turn of the century style board room, ready to provide your meetings and presentations a professional space with vintage charm and classic styling. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors of the building include multiple professional office suites filled with vintage charm and modern amenities – perfectly suited for a single professional start-up company or a full team ready to relocate and grow.

Construction plans are in full-swing for converting the lower-level into Breaker Boys Cigar Club & Lounge, an up-scale bar/restaurant, featuring a walk-in humidor and separate smoking room located in a records vault.  Phase 2 of the Anthracite Center master plan involves a Roof-Top Lounge, atop the nearly 100 foot tall building, with breath-taking views of the entire City, which should be complete in late 2017.