Around Easton


New Economic Development Director

Easton’s new head of economic development is Dawn Ferrante, former director of regional competitiveness for Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. She will help oversee the city’s major projects such as the multi-million-dollar Simon Silk Mill development.

New Gallery Opens on Centre Square

Brick and Mortar opened in May, joining nearly a dozen other galleries in a city known for its arts community. Owned by artists Tom D’Angelo and Chaz Hampton, the gallery featured in its opening an exhibit of 100 wooden bricks, each painted by an area artist.

Easton Public Market Gets Boost

The indoor Easton Public Market—where shoppers turn when the popular outdoor Easton Farmer’s Market closes for winter—has received a $200,000 boost from the state.

Electrical capacity will be increased and airflow units will be added above the anticipated 25 food and retail vendors in the 325 Northampton St. location.

The year-round market is slated to open in fall 2015. Funding came from Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority.

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