WEST PITTSTON— It was this important to area hotelier Gus Genetti: He admitted he had donned a suit “for the first time in two weeks” since having open heart surgery.
The cause that spurred him? Saving Wilkes-Barre’s historic New Jersey Central train station.
“This is a gateway to the historic part of Wilkes-Barre,” Genetti told the Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority Board at its meeting Tuesday afternoon.
The authority bought the train station and surrounding land, including a strip mall on Market Street near Wilkes-Barre Boulevard, in 2006 using most of a $6.1 million loan from Luzerne County.