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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Andty's Angles: Samters

I always enjoy seeing old buildings being adapted for new use.  Samters in downtown Scranton is getting its third lease on life.  It first was a clothing store.  Then offices, mostly occupied by the state.
Now, the building is being turned into apartments.  I had a chance to peer through the first floor windows Tuesday morning.  It seems the building is fairly gutted.  Not pictured here are the blueprints of the available units, displayed in the windows.

It's fairly clear that retail is not the answer to a downtown's problems.  Apartments are and it's nice to see more people will eventually call downtown Scranton "home."