New Restaurant Debuts on Penn Square – On this Day

Reading's April Fools

On this day in 1969 Reading’s very own space needle restaurant debuts in the center of Penn Square. The restaurant’s tenure was short-lived however, as by April 2nd it disconnected completely and took off for outer space.

Reading's April Fools

In 1968 – Redevelopment of downtown Reading returns the city to its, uh, roots.

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