Pictured above is 6th & Penn Streets in 1949. On the immediate right is Pomeroy’s Department Store. A block north in the background is the Berks County Court House. All of the buildings between the photographer and the Court house were razed in the 1970s as a part of downtown Reading’s revitalization efforts. Can you identify any of the businesses along the east side of North 6th Street?… Read Full Article
On this day, 1985 – Downtown Pomeroy’s Closes it’s Doors for Good
On this day in 1985 – Pomeroy’s Department Store in Downtown Reading closes after 109 years in business.
The future remained uncertain for the historical building for many years, with renovation plans falling through.… Read Full Article
Bon-Ton / Pomeroy’s at the Berkshire Mall
Everyone has heard that Bon-Ton had declared bankruptcy and was subsequently closing all of it’s stores back in April. Liquidation began immediately, and finally after 4 months of sales the location at the Berkshire Mall is closing for the final time today, August 28th 2018 at 5:00 pm.
Bon-Ton occupied the center anchor at the Berkshire Mall since 1987, when it bought out the local department store, Pomeroy’s.… Read Full Article