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Former eyesore turns into eatery in Easton's former Pomeroy building

By Bo Koltnow, Reporter, BKoltnow@wfmz.com
Published On: Oct 13 2012 04:28:51 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 15 2012 09:18:43 AM CDT

New restaurant opens in Pomeroy building

EASTON, Pa. -

A one-time Easton eyesore is now a prime place once again.

Paris-inspired restaurant Maxim's 22 opened Saturday inside the newly-renovated Pomeroy building.

The building, which dates back to the 1800s, had been vacant for more than 30 years.

But along with the restaurant, the building also has 22 fully-leased apartments.

"More and more with the focus the mayor is putting on downtown coupled with the Main Street program, people are finally coming back to downtown to eat, dine and shop," Maxim's 22 owner Josh Palmer said.

Easton Mayor Sal Panto said Maxim's is part of $350 million of public-private development that has come into downtown over the past four years.