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in your community

Reading:

Destination:
Downtown Reading

D

owntown Reading is the place to
be this summer and fall! Expect
some of the same great events
you have come to know and love plus
some exciting new additions.

Adding to the growing momentum
of activity in downtown reading, the
Downtown Alive outdoor concert series
brings national touring acts that perform
at FREE concerts through the summer
and fall in the 500 block of Penn Street.
Each concert features a festival atmosphere
and includes food trucks, beer, wine and
spirits for sale. This year will include a
dedicated kids zone for fun kid activities.
Downtown Reading is also your Friday
destination! We are thrilled to welcome First Fridays back to downtown reading. To celebrate, you can enjoy a First Friday Beer Garden
every month starting June 1 through September 7. Hosted by Pollen
Consolidated, the beer garden will feature live art, regional musicians,
and gourmet food trucks at 5th and Penn Streets.
Looking for something to do during the day? Got you covered
- stop by a MidDay Café over lunch and enjoy free live musical
performances and lunchtime fun. The two-hour Cafés are held every
other Wednesday during the summer at various outdoor locations,
starting at 11:30 AM.

48 COMMERCE QUARTERLY

SPRING 2018

Entering its fourth year at 5th and
Penn Streets, the Penn Street Market
is back for its 17-week season starting
Thursday, June 7. You can expect fresh,
local produce, meats and other artisan
crafts and goods. Come hungry and grab
lunch with friends from a hot food vendor
or just take a break to sit and enjoy live
entertainment on the main stage.
It's not all events this summer and fall!
We are thrilled to welcome new businesses
and faces to downtown Reading:
* Saucony Creek Brewing Co. is opening a brewpub in the Franklin St. Station
* Gourmand is opening a coffee shop
in the Reed and Court Garage
* Pagoda Apparel is opening a retail store at 52 S 6th Street
You may notice some changes in and around downtown; look for
several buildings to get a fresh look thanks to façade improvement
grants funded by the Berks Alliance. In addition to buildings, the
medians and planters in the 400 and 500 blocks of Penn Street will
be getting freshened up and maintained thanks to Laura Reppert
and the Berks Alliance. Look for these improvements .



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