Grandpa’s Workshop on Scott Street Photo by Sarah Gyle (April 10, 2016)“Grandpa’s Workshop on Scott Street,” Photo by Sarah Gyle (April 10, 2016)

This is a shop that I’ve been telling myself since I started working in the adult world that I’d buy something from. I haven’t set foot inside since I was 6 or 7. When I was a kid, my favorite part of the shop was looking into the storefront and watching the owner’s cat lounging on the handmade furniture [more…]

[What a Mug!, Failed Coffee Shop Startup Photo by Anastasia Humphrey (April 10, 2016)“What a Mug! Failed Coffee Shop Startup,” Photo by Anastasia Humphrey (April 10, 2016)

The failed coffee start-up, A Cup of Heaven, has been abandoned by everyone who was involved in its creation, including the woman who came up with the original idea. Over the years it has garnered the alias “the coffee mug building” by Wilkes-Barre’s residents [more…]

E.M. Foley Gift Shoppe on Scott Street Photo by Sarah Gyle (April 10, 2016)“E.M. Foley Gift Shoppe on Scott Street,” Photo by Sarah Gyle (April 10, 2016)

When I was a kid, this was the holy grail of TY Beanie Baby stores. I never bought any from here, but every day as I walked home from Mackin Elementary, a little further up the street from the gift shop, I would stop and look through the shop window at the beanie babies [more…]