Charl-Mont To Return To Downtown Scranton
The Charl-Mont Restaurant is returning to the former Globe store on Wyoming Avenue in Scranton and Lackawanna County Commissioners are looking for an entity to run it.
Commissioners today voted unanimously to release a request for proposals seeking an operator for the restaurant, which, like the original, will be housed on the first floor of the landmark building that will soon serve as the Lackawanna County Government Center. No furniture, fixtures or equipment will be provided by the county and the eventual operator must maintain the Charl-Mont name. “My grandmother used to love going to the Charl-Mont,” Commissioner Patrick O’Malley said. “It was one of the highlights of going downtown.”
Plans are for the new Charl-Mont to serve both county employees and members of the public weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. It also may open for brunch on weekends if demand allows.
— Jeff Horvath