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Former Bieber Reading bus terminal sold to nearby restaurant

The building, at 249 Penn St. in the city, has been sold for $475,000 to a bar and grill across the street.

DeCarlo’s Bar & Grill, at 240 Penn St., was primarily interested in the property for its parking spaces, said Kyle McKechnie, vice president of sales and leasing for NAI Keystone in Wyomissing.

The surface parking lot on the property will be a benefit to the business, he said.

The future of the old terminal building itself is still up in the air.

McKechnie said the building’s new owners want to lease the space and will build to suit for a future tenant.

NAI Keystone will be the leasing agent for the property.

McKechnie said the property is zoned commercial core and is flexible enough in its design that it could accommodate a wide range of businesses.

Parking, of course, would be available for a future tenant as well.

“We are excited about the versatility the space has to offer to a variety of different types of businesses seeking a prominent downtown location with onsite parking,” McKechnie said.

Beiber had been leasing the space up until it closed earlier this year.

C.R.B. Inc. was the property’s owner.

Stacy Wescoe
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