Sunday, February 11, 2024

Andy's Angles: Lace Village


I am so happy to say I'm wrong about this one.

When the plan to turn the old Scranton Lace factory into a complex of apartments, business space, and space for artists, I thought it would never happen.  The project was too big, too complicated, too expansive, too expensive.

The developer persevered, and it took a really long time, but the first tenants moved in this month, following the lighting of the clock tower last month.  While the place is far from finished, it already is a thing of beauty.

I'm sure this will have a big impact on this part of Scranton and the city as a whole.  This, along with some old factory and school conversions, shows Scranton is more than the site of a bad sitcom.  We are not a joke.