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20 Years From Now
Just over 20 years ago, West Reading was in decline and in
that time I have proudly owned property and opened two
businesses in West Reading. Jane Runyeon and I designed
Joe's Bistro back in the day and Jane's amazing stained glass
art can still be seen in the transformation of what is now
Mazi Greek Inspired (look for the mushrooms in the stained
glass, a nod to Joe's specialty). I have seen West Reading
grow with the vision of city leaders, local merchants and
numerous volunteers who have all helped to make West
Reading what it is today.
Thanks to the vision of numerous city leaders lead by Bob
Shuttlesworth at the time, today's Main Street is what you
see it today. Their goal was to stop the decline and make
for a more vibrant commercial district. Now, 20 years later,
we all are very proud of what has been accomplished, but
we are not done yet. Thanks to all of the good work, West
Reading now has the opportunity to become a community
that rivals the best communities of our size in the nation.
Our vision is to create a vibrant community where it's safe
to raise a family, where our children go to meet friends and
also want to work and live and to make West Reading a place
where people who live outside our community want to visit
and are envious of where we live and what we have.
To get to that next level, we have worked with some very
talented city planners and visionaries to help us with the next
phase of West Reading's redevelopment. West Reading is
know for our Arts, Entertainment and Health and we look
to build upon those strengths. We have also identified some
key development projects in the borough and are looking
to make some very positive streetscape enhancements. We
are looking at gateway improvements and last but not least,
improve our parking.
COVID-19 has been challenging for all of us, but with
vision and fortitude we will come out of this stronger than
before and create a community that in 20 years from now
people will look back in as positive a way for what we have
accomplished.

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