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Silk Mill marks a turning point

Guests tour the Easton Silk Mill in Easton, which recently hosted an event by CREW.
Guests tour the Easton Silk Mill in Easton, which recently hosted an event by CREW. - (Photo / )
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Easton has been on an economic upswing the past couple of years, and one project is shaping up to be a significant addition to the city's resurgence.

While the Simon Silk Mill at 13th Street and Bushkill Drive has been a massive vacant tract for decades, the city and a developer’s efforts to redevelop the site into a vibrant, mixed-use property are finally starting to pay off after years of planning, partnering and considerable effort.

As the city’s downtown continues to surge with new apartments and businesses, it’s nice to see a property in the West Ward receiving a lot of attention. Several businesses already are in and up and running, including a gym, hair salon, art gallery and photography studio. Many more are on the way, including two breweries.

What’s more, the live/work/play vibe is effectively furthered with the addition of more than 30 apartments, a majority of which already have tenants.

With a covered outdoor event space that also functions as short-term parking, the site also has the ability to host outdoor events, such as the popular Movies at the Mill.

Coupled with additional construction and development that should add more tenants over the next two years, it’s clear to see this project marks a pivotal turning point in economic development and shows real promise.

To read more about Easton’s Simon Silk Mill project, click here.

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