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Business is buzzin' in Downtown Scranton this fall!


Fall Into Downtown Scranton, a project of Scranton Tomorrow, features promotions throughout the month of October encouraging everyone to support local by shopping and dining in the Downtown Scranton Business District.


The campaign’s “The Good of the Hive” theme is creating quite a buzz as the organization prepares to unveil its latest mural, which is part of artist Matthew Willey's international “The Good of the Hive" project. Willey is installing the mural on the Scranton Civic Ballet Company building, Rear 234 Mifflin Avenue, Downtown Scranton. The mural is the latest in a series of public art works created through Scranton Tomorrow’s Mural Arts Program. This project is made possible with support from the Wright Center for Patient & Community Engagement, Lackawanna County Commissioners, Lackawanna Heritage Valley, The University of Scranton, Space Time Mead and Cider Works, Terrana Law Firm, and Lackawanna College.


Throughout October, Downtown businesses will use #BuzzinBiz #TheGoodoftheHive #ShopLocal and #DineLocal on social media to show their participation in the campaign.

Fall into Downtown Scranton promotions run through October 31, and include:


Buzzin' Biz promotions in retail shops and salons, through October 31: Businesses will offer special incentives and showcase bee and honey-related products all month. For a list of Downtown retailers and salons, visit Scranton Tomorrow’s Downtown Shopping Guide at https://www.scrantontomorrow.org/downtownshopping.


Honey & Harvest Restaurant Week, October 12 to 15: The following participating restaurants and pubs will infuse honey into dinner specials and signature drinks:


16th Ward, 306 Penn Avenue AV Restaurant & Lounge, 320 Penn Avenue

Bar Pazzo, 131 N. Washington Avenue

Catch21 Seafood and Steak, 301 N. Washington Avenue

Chef Von & Mom, 501 Linden Street

The Garden Restaurant, 109 N. Washington Avenue

Peculiar Kitchen, 307 Penn Avenue

Sambuca Italian Grille & Bar, 234 Penn Avenue

Tequila Mexican Bar & Grille, 414 Biden Street


Harvest Lunch Specials, through October 31: Restaurants and cafés will feature seasonal specials and soups all month. For a list of Downtown restaurants and cafés, visit Scranton Tomorrow’s Dining Guide at https://www.scrantontomorrow.org/downtowndining.


In addition, Willey will present a master class and lecture, "The Good of the Hive" on Friday, October 14, at 6 p.m., at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine Street, Downtown Scranton. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first-served. Lackawanna College is the academic sponsor of this event.


For more information about Fall Into Downtown Scranton, visit scrantontomorrow.org and follow Scranton Tomorrow on Facebook and Instagram. For more information on “The Good of the Hive” project, visit thegoodofthehive.com.



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