Visitors welcome to experience a Taste of Easton

July 4, 2013 by  

In the last six years, it is estimated that more than $100 million has been spent per square mile to revitalize the city of Easton, according to the Urban Land Institute Philadelphia. To celebrate the city’s new lease on life, the Urban Land Institute is holding a walking tour called the ‘Taste of Easton’ next week.

The tour will focus on the food-focused projects that have helped to restore the city as a popular tourist destination, as well as a center for arts and culture.

The walking tour meets at the Crayola Experience at 1 South Third Street. Stops on the tour include the Easton Farmers Market, which has been in existence for 261 years and is currently a producers-only market. Two Rivers Brewing Company, another stop, was the first micro-brewery in the city and connects the downtown area to the adjacent residential area, while Pomeroy’s Lofts are located in the middle of downtown and feature residences, a medical facility, and restaurants.

The tour also features a number of speakers, including Sal Panto, Jr., the mayor of the city. Megan McBride, the manager of the Farmers Market will also speak, as will Kathy and Troy Reynard, who are partners at the brewing company. Postcard printing could be used to advertise the walking tour and encourage people to sign up.

Registration for the tour closes on July 8, and the tour itself follows on July 10. The cost of a ticket ranges from $25 to $50. The tour will begin at 4:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm with a happy hour at Two Rivers Brewing Company.