Gutheinz Meats Inc. has been a South Scranton staple since 1879, when deliveries were made door-to-door by horse-drawn wagons and orders were cut fresh right off the carriage on the street.
Those days are long gone, but Gutheinz has remained a landmark business on Cedar Avenue.
The building recently got a fresh coat of paint, and its distinctive, decades-old sign was renovated under an improvement program that has refurbished facades of 31 homes and businesses in South Scranton over the past two years.
“It came out nice,” Gutheinz owner Allen Leach said of the upgrade to his building.
The work was part of the Elm Street Revitalization Project of the nonprofit United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Elm Street’s “Design Grant Challenge” provides matching grants to homeowners and businesses as an incentive to invest private money in renovating facades to improve the appearance of the neighborhood, said Elm Street Manager Jill Murrin