New Businesses Open in Wilkes-Barre

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WILKES-BARRE -- A former nightclub in Wilkes-Barre is getting new life.

Loyalty Barbershop and Electric City Tattoo held a grand opening at the former site of Cafe Metropolis on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday.

Anthony Ranella, owner of Loyalty Barbershop tells Newswatch 16 he's excited to open in a spot so many others enjoyed.

"The location is a place we used to go as kids. It was Cafe Metropolis. Bands played here that we were present to see, and now, we have a business here. It's kind of surreal. You spend hours of your life somewhere as a kid, and now, it's hours of your life somewhere, same spot," Ranella said.

This is Loyalty's third location in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.


  • seen it all

    Tattoos for addict types and State Penn trained barbers ?. Note the downplay on the tattoos ? Will this business bring more or less crime ? Would make a perfect drug distribution setup ( remember the pizza connection) ?

  • warningfakenews

    Hey, it’s a good thing you have a national business showing you how the way to succeed in these tough times is to make sure your employees carve time out of their workday to make political statements. Your customers will appreciate the employees’ thoughtfulness in bringing these important issues up at an unimportant time- you know- not while they actually conduct business but during some silly ceremony beforehand. Something like that is a real crowd pleaser!

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