Ashley Development Corp. of Bethlehem plans to renovate a vacant department store and build 30 condominiums, five or six businesses, and an underground parking garage for residents in the former Pomeroys in downtown Easton. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Ashley president Lou Pektor and city and county officials were on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony. Here, Pektor talks about his plans for the building as, from left rear, State Sen. Rob Wonderling, State Rep. Bob Freeman, Easton Mayor Phil Mitman and Rendell look on.
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