Editor: The planned pocket park for the corner of Wyoming Avenue and Linden Street in downtown Scranton should have some sort of tribute to two legendary and venerable businesses that long stood there, Markowitz Brothers newsstand and Abe’s Kosher Delicatessen and Restaurant.
For years the two businesses were intricate parts of the fabric of downtown life on that corner. Abe’s has relocated to the 300 block of North Washington Avenue and Markowitz Brothers closed at its Linden Street location several years ago.
Besides providing a remembrance at the pocket park, a tribute would provide an opportunity for a history lesson to millennials and members of Generation Z. In the age of social media and Wi-fi, physical space still matters.
Perhaps at a dedication of something recognizing the former locations of two venerable Scranton businesses, event organizers could hand out newsprint and bagels. Put me down for a broadsheet and a bagel with lox. JEFFREY PETRUCCI SOUTH ABINGTON TWP.