Roadside America employees have fundraiser to purchase the business

June 6, 2018 by  

Roadside American, a well-known tourism attraction, is for sale and three of its employees are trying to purchase it with a 35-day crowdfunding project.

The campaign will try to raise $750,000. This money will be used to restore, relocate, and purchase Roadside America, which is about 35 miles from Allentown.

The three employees involved in the fundraising campaign are Jon Jordan, Richard Peiffer, and Jeff Marks. They believe the campaign is well worth their effort because locals and tourists alike love Roadside America.

Roadside America is still open at the moment, but the owners are looking to sell because they want to retire. They are seeking a buyer to take over, and the property is listed at $2.3 million. The three employees want to relocate the attraction to a more favorable location for financial reasons.

Roadside America was constructed by Laurence Gieringer in 1935 and operated in his home. During 1940, he purchased land and a warehouse to promote his growing collection.

The miniature village has buildings, a railroad, lights, and a night display with patriotic music, which guests can see every half an hour.

Allentown has several print shops that help museums, restaurants, retail shops, businesses, clubs, and associations with design and flyer printing for fundraising and adverting.

The campaign will run until Wednesday, June 13.