FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Oren B. Helbok
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc. (DBI), invites everyone interested in our Main Street business district to
meet the design team of the Miller Avenue Improvement Project.
DBI has undertaken the redevelopment of a block of Miller Avenue into a multi-use, pedestrian-friendly
asset for our downtown; this block connects Fog & Flame coffee shop on the Main Street end
and Rose Marie’s restaurant on the Pine Avenue end.
The meeting will take place on Monday, the 5th of August, starting at 6:00 p.m. and running until
7:30, at the Greenly Center, 50 East Main Street in Bloomsburg. No reservations necessary, with
plenty of free parking available on Main Street and in the Pine Avenue lot behind the Greenly Center
– but of course we encourage people to walk.
After a request for proposals and a rigorous evaluation process by DBI board members, DBI chose
Larson Design Group to draw up plans and manage the project’s construction; we will break ground in
early 2020. Acting as the Town of Bloomsburg’s designated agent, DBI directs the project, supported
by Community Development Block Grant funding from the United States Department of Housing
and Urban Development.
As one of the most important thoroughfares between Main Street and Pine Avenue, Miller Avenue
sees heavy pedestrians traffic; once we close it permanently to cars and trucks and complete the
reconstruction, we will see a significant increase in safety. In addition, tables and chairs from the
eateries at both ends, as well as other seating, will welcome citizens and visitors alike into an “outdoor
living room”, complete with artwork, plantings, and attractive lighting.
If you have any questions about the project, please contact DBI board member Oren B. Helbok,
executive director of The Exchange, at 570-317-2596 or [email protected]