Former Bank In Wilkes-Barre Given New Life

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A former bank building on the fringe of downtown Wilkes-Barre is being transformed into a mixed-use residential/commercial property.

The former South Side Bank has been renovated and will feature 16 new apartments on the upper floors.  The apartments will be renting this summer.  The owner, Sam Johnson, is turning the first floor into a bar/restaurant/lounge.  The restaurant will be mid-priced and feature an All-American menu.

Johnson spent $2.2 million on this adaptive reuse project that began in 2009.  The apartments will feature hardwood floors, stainless appliances, central air, granite counter tops and other high-end features.  The apartments will be between 800 – 1000 square feet.

The building is at the corner of South Main and Ross Streets.  The restaurant and bar will be called South Side WB.

The South Side WB Facebook page with exterior picture:!/pages/South-Side-WB/180953501189?v=wall


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