The Eynon is Back

EYNON — Whether you spell it with an “a” or an “e,” the Sugerman’s plaza in Eynon is getting a face lift.

In its heyday, Sugerman’s was a drug store that offered customers a one stop shop, before stores like Wal-Mart or Target.

“At that time it was unheard of and it was probably one of the biggest draws in Northeast Pennsylvania,” said Ben Lorenzetti, the property manager for the Sugerman’s shopping plaza.

But times changed and the retail space was dying. So, new owners made plans to change that.

“In essence, we’re trying to modify the old Sugerman’s plaza into the modern day 2014 business,” said Lorenzetti.

The changes in Lackawanna County include a new anchor store, Tractor Supply Company, which is set to open on June 28th.

The Sugerman’s flea market will still be held on Saturdays and Sundays, but will no longer take place outside. P & R discount has also expanded its shopping space to triple the size.

“Now that the flea market is no longer and Sugerman’s is gone, we’re picking that back up, getting things moving and improving the economy,” said Margaret Wagner, store manager at P & R discount.

“The place is absolutely gorgeous. I was stunned,” said Jenny Quatela from Honesdale.

“There’s definitely a lot more space, easier to get around with the carts and stuff, so it’s good,” said Diane Schmale from Honesdale.

New ownership said the retail space along business Route 6 in Lackawanna County is about 90% full. They’re looking and still accepting businesses.

16 comments

  • burtfan

    I don’t mean to come off negative, I wish the property owners the best, but I don’t think any big box retailer will help that area. It’s too hard to draw people away from dickson city.

  • smokes

    tractor supply is a big waste of money i agree put a wall mart or target in there i hope tractor supply fails big time .

  • smokes

    its the same i love how people thing its a big deal but its not it all trash and run down sugermans was always the best to shop at long ago now its online bussiness that is making money and its cheaper as well.

  • Erik

    Fix the craters in the parking lot! Thank God there’s a Kost Tire in the building cuz you’ll need an alignment just driving into the place!

  • Nicole

    The flea market is still open on Sundays 9 to 5.
    starting in July it will be open Saturdays and Sundays 9 to 5

    • Erik

      Yeah and there’s one in Wilkesbarre and Montrose, big deal. You say that like Hamlin and Honesdale are as close as Archabald and Jermyn. I would possibly understand if you said that while talking but you actually had to type that idiotic statement out. WTF!

  • bobc74

    Yeah, I remember all the hoopla that surrounded the opening of the Sugerman’s in the Schuylkill Mall in Frackville and it wasn’t long after it opened, the whole company went out of business.

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