8 12, 2020

Roadside America closing and auctioning off pieces and buildings of its miniature village

2021-06-04T12:13:35-04:00December 8th, 2020|Landmarks, News|0 Comments

Roadside America, known as the “world’s greatest indoor miniature village,” announced November 21, 2020 that it is permanently closing after 85 years in business. Roadside America Corporate was unable to disclose the buyer or the buyer’s plans for the property but said that [...]

6 12, 2020

New Life for the Madison Building

2021-06-04T12:13:38-04:00December 6th, 2020|Landmarks, News|0 Comments

The Madison Building at 400 Washington Street was recently sold for $2,500,000. Developer David Hasenfeld, owner of Madison 2020 LLC, New Castle, Delaware, has an adaptive reuse plan to create 85 high-end apartment units with both one and two-bedroom floor plans. The Madison [...]

1 12, 2020

Paper Mill Dam Removal on Cacoosing Creek in Berks County

2021-06-04T12:13:48-04:00December 1st, 2020|News|0 Comments

American Rivers was awarded $275,441 for the Removal of the Paper Mill Dam on Cacoosing Creek. Cacoosing Creek is an 11.4-mile-long (18.3 km) tributary of the Tulpehocken Creek in Berks County, Pennsylvania in the United States. It starts in Fritztown and flows northeast, [...]

26 11, 2020

Developer planning new townhomes on Washington Street, success or poor planning

2021-06-04T12:13:51-04:00November 26th, 2020|News|0 Comments

The Reading Redevelopment Authority recently accepted bids from a New York developer for the purchase of 301, 311, and 315 Washington Street, Reading, PA. Below: 301-315 Washington Street. David Hasenfeld of the Scharf Group plans to combine the three properties to build 15 [...]

8 07, 2020

Fairgrounds Square Mall Redevelopment

2020-12-17T12:21:59-04:00July 8th, 2020|Businesses-Industry, Department Stores, News|0 Comments

The 750,000 sq ft Fairgrounds Square Mall was developed by Interstate Properties in the late 1970’s. Recognizing the potential of the Berks retail trade area and the need for a pleasant climate-controlled atmosphere the mall was constructed at the former location of the [...]

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