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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pics of Wilkes-Barre #14

I used to wonder aloud about this sign that was attached to the front of the vacant Woolworth's store, right next door to the Wendy's restaurant that was shuttered in August of 2002.

The thing is, with a few notable exceptions, our downtown was practically vacant when I took this picture on June 24, 2001. Yet, there stood that stupid billboard welcoming the few people who actually came to a place that used to be hustling and bustling, but was no more.

Welcome to Downtown Wilkes-Barre: What's left of it.

You tell me man, I just live and work here.

How soon they forget.

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