Clearfield Borough Close To Agreement On Riverfront Project

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Clearfield County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Clearfield County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Clearfield Borough is close to an agreement for the development of the riverfront project.

At last night’s borough council meeting, borough Solicitor F. Cortez Bell III reported the borough is close to coming to an agreement with the Clearfield County Economic Development Corp. for it to become the developer of the project.

The borough has received a $5 million Redevelopment Capital Assistance grant from the state to develop commercial and residential properties and a riverwalk between the Nichols Street and Market Street bridges in downtown Clearfield.

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Lancaster City Zoners OK Variance, Exception For Wash House

The large commercial building at 420 W. Grant St. has been reinvented in the past two years as the Wash House after the closure of EMJAY Display, a maker of point-of-purchase store displays.

The 14,000-square-foot building has become an incubator of small start-up businesses, including a construction company, two woodworkers and a ballroom dance studio.

Yet one thing was missing in the building’s renewal: city zoning approval.

On Monday, Mitchell Jureckson received a variance of required parking spaces and a special exception for a fitness studio from the Lancaster city Zoning Hearing Board for the Wash House.

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Dollar General To Build Distribution Center In Bethel Township, Berks County

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United Stat...

Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dollar General Corp., a national retailer with more than 10,000 stores, will locate its new distribution center in northwest Berks County, creating more than 500 new jobs and an additional 75 indirect trucking jobs, Gov. Tom Corbett announced today.

Dollar General will build a $100 million, 900,000-square-foot distribution center in Berks Park 78, a new industrial park in Bethel Township.   

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Williamsport Airport Set For $13 Million Expansion Needed Due To Gas Boom

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lycoming County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lycoming County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) – Transportation officials say an airport serving north-central Pennsylvania will undergo a $13 million expansion.

Officials say passenger traffic the Williamsport Regional Airport has grown 19 percent over the past two years, due in part to the gas drilling boom.

Airport executive director Tom Hart said in a statement Thursday that plans include a new control tower and new passenger terminal.

Read more: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/williamsport-airport-set-for-13m-expansion-needed-due-to-gas-boom-1.1330072

Bill Would Allow Small Breweries To Expand Sales

Bottle of Tusker Beer from East African Breweries.

Bottle of Tusker Beer from East African Breweries. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  This is good news for Pennsylvania‘s many small breweries!

Customers can already purchase wine at some farmers markets, and they could add craft beer to their shopping lists under a proposal in the state House.

Sponsored by Rep. Dante Santoni Jr., a Reading Democrat, the bill would allow craft breweries to offer tastings and sell up to two six-packs at farmers markets and food expos.

The move could help craft brewers grow their business, Santoni said. Craft breweries are small, independent operations that produce much less beer than big-name breweries.

“It’s a niche market and it’s growing,” said Santoni, the Democratic chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee. “We’re trying to help.”

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