Downtown Shopping

With more than 650 business listed in the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s Business Directory, Scranton offers a diverse shopping menu that caters to all needs, styles and pocket books.

A recent explosion of commercial growth has brought dozens of prominent national retailers to the Scranton area. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent by developers on shopping centers, stand-alone stores, boutiques, restaurants, and mall rehab.

Shoppers can choose from two multi-million dollar mall complexes. The Mall at Steamtown, located in the heart of Scranton’s downtown commercial district, is adjacent to the Steamtown National Historic Site. The $100 million mall is a 700,000 square foot retail complex with more than 88 specialty shops, three anchor department stores, restaurants, and an eight-screen Marquee Cinemas Theater. Viewmont Mall, a Crown American Corporation property, is a premier suburban retail complex. Located along Business Route 6, Viewmont Mall features 85 retailers including three anchors.

Recently there has been a surge in retail growth along Business Route 6. The Viewmont Commerce Center and the Dickson City Crossings have been constructed adjacent to Viewmont Mall. These retail developments include stores such as TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Target, Wal-Mart Super Center, Lowes, Starbucks, Home Depot, and Ethan Allen. For the shopper who likes to plan daylong excursions, discount outlets housing dozens upon dozens of trendy retailers await you just 30 minutes away. Weekly flea and farmers markets and their vendors are stocked with antiques, produce and jewelry.

If self-indulgence is the top priority on your shopping list, Scranton offers a variety of spas, salons and parlors. Various European techniques, sea salt scrubs, and exfoliation are available to you.

Searching for a specific product or service? Visit the Chamber Business Directory to find what you’re looking for.

Scranton is also a diner’s delight featuring numerous restaurant choices in every category and price range. Whether ordering lunch or planning a special event, Scranton offers a variety of restaurants to meet your business or family needs. The region’s substantial culinary diversity ranges from fine dining to classic diners and steakhouses. American, Asian, French, German, Greek, Italian, Middle Eastern and Mexican dishes are all available and affordable.

Many restaurants are family owned and operated with a menu of recipes passed through the generations. Main Street in Old Forge is best known for its Italian cuisine, specifically its “Old Forge style” pizza.

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce also offers a dining guide, featuring a restaurant listing by category. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 570-342-7711 for your copy.


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