Greater Reading Chamber Commerce Quarterly Spring 2017 - 7

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Just a decade ago, the area around
Eighth and Oley streets in Reading
was quiet. Most of the buildings
were vacant, with few enterprises to serve the residents who
remained in the area that once
was home to the City's well-known
and bustling outlet district.
Fast forward 10 years or so, and the neighborhood
looks very different.
Residents can now buy fresh produce, meat and groceries in
a modern Save-A-Lot store that stays open until 10 p.m. There's
a pharmacy nearby at which to pick up prescriptions and buy
personal care items.
There's a barber shop and a barber school. A Super Dollar store.
A large Latino bakery. Some restaurants. And, the largest day-care
center in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Additionally, there are a lot of new neighbors who have moved
into some nearby residences and the Big Mill apartment building at
Eighth and Oley streets, a $23 million project that opened last May.
The complex, which features 69 apartments plus commercial
space, is operating at full capacity, according to Alan W. Shuman,
developer of the Big Mill and the retail projects in the area.
"There's a lot going on in this area of the city, that's for sure,"
said Shuman, who also owns the former Reading Outlet Center
Building 1, a 320,000-square-foot structure that spans the length
of the 800 blocks of Ninth and Moss streets.
Shuman plans to also develop that property, which once was
home to more than 70 stores. "I have a whole list of businesses that
would love for me to have space for them," he said. That project is
still in its very early stages, but will be a valuable asset to northeast
Reading when it's completed, Shuman said.
The turnaround of the former outlet district began in 2005
when Shuman began acquiring properties there.
The prices of downtown office buildings were skyrocketing at
that time, Shuman said, and he was happy to sell some properties
to the Philadelphia and New York City developers who were
clamoring for them.
"We had cash to invest and we decided we could develop the
whole (Oley Street) neighborhood," Shuman said.
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