DUNMORE — The place known as Dunmore Corners has lost one of its Cornerstone businesses.
The intersection of Drinker and Blakely streets in Dunmore holds a lot of history, it’s one of the busiest spots in the borough and for decades, Metallo’s Formal Wear was a mainstay.
Now, the mannequins in tuxedos are gone and signs hang in the window directing customers to two other locations, the tuxedo shop here on Dunmore Corners had its last day on Saturday.
Officials with Sarno and Son, the company that now owns Metallo’s, had to leave Drinker Street earlier than they expected because the old building had some problems and they couldn’t come to an agreement with the building owner. So, Metallo’s is gone from Drinker Street for the first time since 1956.
Newswatch 16 spoke to a lot of business owners who all say it will hurt them to lose the cornerstone of Dunmore Corners but they say this is still a great place to do business because of all the traffic that goes through here.
The owners of another longtime Dunmore business, Williams Pies, just moved back to the borough. They’re sad to hear one of the most prominent store fronts in Dunmore is now empty.
The owners of the Metallo brand say they’re not really closed, you can find their merchandise at two Sarno and Son stores. Owners there say they hope to open another shop in Dunmore, just in a different location.