A dream came true in 2023 for a local woman business owner. On our final Eye on the Anthracite Region of the year, Dr. Sran does some holiday shopping at Kitty Lou Boutique in downtown Pottsville. This cute shop has been a great fit in the area as inventory continues to fly off the racks. Make your list and check it twice and join us for a holiday visit at Kitty Lou's! #supportlocal #smallbusiness #boutiqueshopping #boutique #downtown #coalregion #womanwear #clothing #christmas #optometry
Another new business in downtown Pottsville opened in 2023. The Chopping Block began as an idea from unlikely business partners Alex and Jon and ended as a unique state of the art entertainment destination on popular Centre street. On this month's Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connors and Dr. Sran learn more about the story on how this business was born. They also engage in a little axe throwing competition at Schuylkill county's first axe throwing and entertainment business.
A lifelong passion has turned into another popular business in downtown Pottsville. On this month's Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Akirta Sran visits Loki & Layla Candle Company. Owner Joe Barnes shares some fascinating stories on how his unique interests eventually became a booming soap, candle and skincare business. On top of his ever changing product line, Joe and his fiance Ashley love sharing their passions through a variety of classes offered throughout the year.
Comic book stores aren't what they used to be and that has drawn in all types of people to this bustling business . On the next Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connor's visits Alchemist's Cove Games & Comics in Schuylkill Haven to find out what you might find in a modern collectible and gaming hub. And September 16th just happens to be national Batman day, so our timing couldn't be better. Join us for a look around at this popular coal region business. #smallbusiness #supportlocal #comics
Artist Maria Stabio brought her creativity to the area nearly a decade ago with the renovation of the Grier City Schoolhouse in Barnesville. On this month's Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connors visits her latest project - The Bischoff Inn in Tamaqua. It is a remarkable mix of local history and modern convenience. Our guide to this fascinating property is Jack The Innkeeper whose story is just as interesting as the stately brick building he takes care of.
Our 34th business feature is The Hoagie House and although they will be closing on Friday June 30th, we think they should be remembered for creating a business with not only award winning subs but also a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Thank you for welcoming us to your business. Thank you for taking a chance on a dream in a very difficult time and thank you for making the Anthracite Region a great place to live.
A Minersville "dessert boutique" has customers lining up for their favorite confections. On this month's Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connors once again shows off his baking skills at this friendly and cute coal region business that is just a few months old. The story of how Sughr & Company came to be will not only warm your heart but convince you anything is possible with the support of the community. #supportlocal #smallbusiness #cupcakes #foodtruck #minersville #community #baker #baker
Avenues has been providing a variety of services that have been enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities in the area for decades. On this month's Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connors celebrates springtime in the coal region at one of those places - Lessie's Garden & Gift Shop in Pottsville. Along with beautiful flowers and garden plants, the smiles you receive from the hard working staff will make your trip here more than worth it. Join us in the greenhouse coming up.
Something new in Schuylkill Haven is the talk of the town! On this month's Eye on the Anthracite Region, we visit Riviera Maya Restaurant to celebrate their one year anniversary. Victor is originally from Mexico but he loves bringing his homemade authentic Mexican food to the area. It is something different in this coal region town that customers are just loving whether they visit the wonderfully decorated dining room or carry it out. Delivery service is also available.
Everyday is a good day to take care of yourself. On this month's Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connors visits another prospering business, that has opened up on Centre Street - Glow Massage & Esthetics. After a long career as a masseuse, Amber decided to tackle the world of esthetics with the hope of opening her own business in her hometown. Glow was named best day spa within months of opening and it has been all positive growth since then. Let's find out why Glow is so popular.
Owning a bakery might be the last place you might expect to find this father and son team. On this month's edition of Eye on the Anthracite Region, we visit the historic Spring Street Bakery in Frackville. For over 3 years now, Joe and Joe Yurkonis have been tying their aprons at 4 am, as they transform this business back to it's origins. Old and new customers are delighted to say the least! A wonderful story of dreams coming true.
Happy 2023! On our first Eye on the Anthracite Region of the new year, we celebrate small business at Freed's Flowers in Schuylkill Haven. Freed's has been providing for the floral needs of the community for decades but almost closed for good in March after the retirement of it's long time owner. However, a local realtor and entrepreneur wasn't going to let that happen and now the business is stronger than ever going into 2023. A great story to start the year is coming up! #smallbusiness
A bakery for your best friend is on this month’s Eye on the Anthracite Region.Baileybones Canine Bakery opened this year in downtown Pottsville and has our furry friends excited. Some beautiful treats are sure to find there way to our pals holiday stockings. Join us for a visit. #supportlocal #shoplocal #smallbusiness #downtown #pets #dogs #bakery #optometry
Farlow's Deli & Hoagies was ready to fade into Pottsville's history books as it sat empty after the pandemic. On the next Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connor's visits the entrepreneurs that didn't allow that to happen to this long time business. In fact, they have made it better than ever! Find out what additions have been added to this renovated Philadelphia style sub shop and what things have stayed the same. And do you think Dr. Connors has what it takes to make a Farlow's hoagie?
A coffee house you might find in a big city can be found right in the Anthracite Region. On the October edition of Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connors stops by Hope and Coffee in Tamaqua for a warm cup of joe. He also finds out there is so much more to this quaint business than tasty coffee and a delicious menu. Expanded hours are coming this month, so we all can get more Hope & Coffee. Join us! #smallbusiness #nonprofit #community #recovery #tamaqua #shoplocal #optometry
On the September edition of Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connors visits The Crimson House in downtown Pottsville for a one of a kind experience. Recent expansions have increased the offerings at this already popular dining option, known for their seasonally flavored menu and creative drinks. Super friendly Chef Gregg puts Dr. Connors' culinary skills to the test as they prepare some homemade pasta together. Join us for dinner coming up!
On the August edition of Eye on the Anthracite Region, Dr. Connors takes a trip back in time in Schuylkill Haven at Main Street Moonshine. Open just a few years, this speakeasy style distillery is becoming a popular option for those looking for something to do and see in the area. If you are interested in tours, tastings or just sitting down for a nice meal surrounded by decades of history, Main Street Moonshine is worth the trip. Join Dr. Connors for a look around.