Rich Howells

New Scranton music venue opens inside The Marketplace at Steamtown

New Scranton music venue opens inside The Marketplace at Steamtown

Since The Mall at Steamtown became The Marketplace at Steamtown in 2016, the former retail stores have been converted into everything from a fitness center to an aquarium to a wine bar to a community college campus, complete with a public market replacing the food court. A new music venue can now be added to […]

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Marketplace at Steamtown’s Throwback event recalls ’80s, ’90s Scranton mall nostalgia Sept. 14-15

Marketplace at Steamtown’s Throwback event recalls ’80s, ’90s Scranton mall nostalgia Sept. 14-15

From a press release: Raid your closet and pull out your leg warmers, acid-wash jeans, scrunchies, and neon windbreakers because The Marketplace at Steamtown in downtown Scranton is about to go back to the 1980s and ’90s with a totally radical assortment of activities, local vendors, food, and live music. Shop Small Steamtown: Throwback will […]

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PPW’s ‘Brawl at the Mall’ brings live wrestling to Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton on Aug. 10

PPW’s ‘Brawl at the Mall’ brings live wrestling to Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton on Aug. 10

From a press release: PPW, an independent wrestling company based in Hazleton, will host its first-ever wrestling event in Scranton at an usual venue, bringing regional talent as well as a WWE Superstar to The Marketplace at Steamtown on Saturday, Aug. 10. The “Brawl at the Mall,” held on the second floor in the atrium […]

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Striking mural in Marketplace at Steamtown depicts Scranton’s opioid epidemic in new light

Striking mural in Marketplace at Steamtown depicts Scranton’s opioid epidemic in new light

From a press release: A new eye-catching mural addressing the realities of the opioid epidemic has been installed inside of The Marketplace at Steamtown in downtown Scranton. Local artist Eric Bussart spray-painted the storefront piece, which addresses an issue that the Department of Health has deemed to be the worst public health crisis in Pennsylvania, […]

 Rich Howells

Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton will reopen under new management this November

Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton will reopen under new management this November

Almost a year after the Iron Horse Movie Bistro suddenly closed its doors, news came over the weekend that the downtown Scranton movie theater will reopen under new management before the end of 2018. Located across the street from the Marketplace at Steamtown, the theater will be taken over by a brand new company called […]

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Danville author Jim Warner returns to Scranton for new poetry book signing at Library Express on April 22

Danville author Jim Warner returns to Scranton for new poetry book signing at Library Express on April 22

From a press release: Danville native and current Philadelphia resident Jim Warner will be returning to his old stomping grounds for a signing and reading of his new book of poetry, “Actual Miles,” at the Library Express Bookstore at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton on Sunday, April 22 at 1 p.m. Part travelogue, part […]

 Rich Howells

Marketplace at Steamtown looking for new management to reopen Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton

Marketplace at Steamtown looking for new management to reopen Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton

After conflicting messages were posted on Facebook yesterday by the Iron Horse Movie Bistro and the adjacent Marketplace at Steamtown in downtown Scranton, the owner of both businesses, John Basalyga, clarified that Iron Horse will be temporarily closed while he seeks a new management company to run the movie theater. At midnight on Saturday, the […]

 Rich Howells

Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton closes after less than a year, Marketplace says it’s temporary

Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton closes after less than a year, Marketplace says it’s temporary

At midnight last night, the Iron Horse Movie Bistro in downtown Scranton announced suddenly on Facebook that it would be closing its doors after less than a year in business, though the adjacent Marketplace at Steamtown claims this is only temporary. Run by Phoenix Theatres Entertainment in Knoxville, Tennessee, the theater’s simple Facebook post thanks […]

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Preview new Scranton Public Market at Steamtown with Trim the Table event Dec. 16 and 23

Preview new Scranton Public Market at Steamtown with Trim the Table event Dec. 16 and 23

After the Mall at Steamtown changed its name to the Marketplace at Steamtown last year, local shoppers have been waiting for the downtown Scranton building to live up to this new moniker. Now, as construction on the former food court nears completion, a new event will welcome people into the space and give them an […]

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Decorate a Christmas tree for Festival of Trees fundraiser for Toys for Tots in Scranton on Dec. 8

Decorate a Christmas tree for Festival of Trees fundraiser for Toys for Tots in Scranton on Dec. 8

From a press release: The carefree times of the “Roaring Twenties” will be the theme of this year’s annual Festival of Trees exhibit and Toys for Tots reception fundraiser, which will be held at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton in the former Abercrombie & Fitch space on Friday, Dec. 8. The Lackawanna County Arts […]