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Downtown Easton creates more illuminated alleys

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 01:54:59 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 05 2013 04:13:56 PM CST
Easton illuminated walkway

Photo by Anthony Marraccini

EASTON, Pa. -

European-style café lighting has been installed in two more of downtown Easton’s pedestrian alleyways.

South Bank Street, between Northampton and Pine streets, and North Bank Street, between Northampton and Church streets, will be fully lit by the end of this week.

The alleyways are less than a block from Easton's Centre Square.

A project of Easton Main Street Initiative’s design committee, the lighting is designed to help spotlight downtown Easton’s retail and restaurants by adding a lighting element that increases walkability in evening hours.

A dedication ceremony will be 11 a.m.  Saturday on Northampton Street between the Bank Street alleys. The Easton Farmers Market's second annual Bacon Fest will be taking place downtown that day.

Similar lighting was added in September to Lehns Court, a pedestrian alley located in the heart of downtown.

Easton Main Street Initiative has received support for the lighting project in the three alleyways from business and property owners, as well as the city.

Those providing that support included the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber Foundation, Mayor Sal Panto; property owners Rich Rosati (owner of 1 Lehn’s Court) and Jonathan Davis & Greg Schuyler (owners of 316 Northampton Street); businesses Maxim’s 22, EPS Financial, School of Rock and Terra Cafe.

Go online for more information on the Easton Main Street organization.