For 20 years, East Penn AAA has been downtown Pottstown in the renovated freight depot. Now, they are running off to Limerick Square Shopping Center on December 6th! PeopleShare and Domino’s already moved out, leaving this beautiful renovated building empty as of December 6th! PeopleShare moved to Lower Pottsgrove Township (just over the border). Domino’s remained in Pottstown Borough and relocated to Pottstown Plaza.
Ummmmm….hello borough officials. Did anyone try to relocate East Penn AAA within our borders? We have shopping center space a-plenty at Pottstown Center and Pottstown Plaza, along with other areas of the borough! After 20 years they up and move!
Update: Councilor Rhoads responded to my question above:
“I previously talked with a lady at AAA about why they were moving and she said it was not due to any situation in Pottstown. She said Douglasville was their area boundary at this end and that they wanted to be more centralized. She said Lansdale is the nearest office that way.”
Many thanks to Councilor Rhoads for speaking with AAA and for taking the time to let us know that a community leader spoke with this business regarding their decision to leave Pottstown!
See Joe Zlomek’s informative article on the Pottstown Post:
This sounds like the recipe for Velveeta cheese except we aren’t using Colby, Swiss and Cheddar. Take a bunch of abandoned industrial buildings, fix ’em up, blend in a heapin’ helpin’ of the arts and see what you get! Revitalization in Reading, PA!
Read the story below:
I would like to say three cheers to Tom Carroll for his comments in today’s Mercury.
Tom hit the nail on the head folks. The petty squabbling has GOT TO STOP. If Pottstown expects to get grants and aid from state and federal agencies there must be a common vision that is supported by the majority of leaders in this community. Until that time comes, we ain’t gettin’ squat! Nobody is going to throw money at a community that can’t agree on anything and constantly fights among itself.
The cartoon was also SPOT ON today. If Pottstown can’t embrace change and think outside the box, investors will go elsewhere. More border development. If we can’t work and play well with others, nobody is going to bother with Pottstown. Unfortunately, Pottstown has a reputation as being difficult to deal with and not business friendly. If I have heard that, you bet prospective investors have heard that as well.
I am not pointing fingers at anyone or any group. I am simply saying things need to change before we can move forward. I think that is obvious.