A groundbreaking for the redevelopment of the Verizon Building was held today. Developer Bill Glazer of Keystone Property Group led the event and introduced a few local elected and appointed officials. Once completed the redeveloped building will house a new Borough Hall to include administrative offices and a police station. There will also be additional office space for businesses and some retail space.
We really wish they would stop promoting the idea that the building will be the home of a cafe. There is Donnie Mac’s Deli on 4th and a soon-to-be Pudge’s directly across the street, plus the Conshohocken Cafe and Fayette Street Grille are a block away. How about using the space to generate more traffic for the existing businesses and not compete with the neighbors (steps down from soapbox).
Anyhow, expect the construction to last about a year.