Mayor touts Sunbury’s growth possibilities

SUNBURY — Growth of the city is on the mind of Sunbury mayor David Persing.  We have been hearing from Persing following his state of the city address last week.  Since announcing that Clean Harbors is moving out of Sunbury, one of the biggest questions is the former Celotex site in the city.  Persing says they are continuing to work with owner of the property John Moran and commends him on his financial investment.

“If someone calls me with an interest in developing that property, we will sit down and talk with them.  [Moran] has made an impact in the city of Sunbury and his property has huge opportunities.”  Persing say there was never any hazard with having Clean Harbors doing work on their site.

Persing says there are no prospects yet on the property.  Continuing with growth, Persing announced a new restaurant coming to the North 4th Street complex.  “It will be run by the same people that own Taste of Philly in Selinsgrove.  There will also be alcohol sold at this restaurant.”  Persing says the North 4th Street complex has experienced a great revitalization.

Persing recently announced the opening of a Keystone Innovation Zone incubator in Sunbury.  It aims to develop and assist in the start up of businesses in the city. (Sara Bartlett)