Welcome Center & Pop-Up Retail Shop

The Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress, together with The Chamber and other partners, is working to develop a Welcome Center for the Downtown. When complete this retail storefront space will provide:

  • An opportunity to elevate our image and brand the new Arts & Innovation District
  • Information about existing businesses, community events, cultural attractions and programs, self-guided tours and food trails, as well as ongoing and planned improvement projects.
  • Information about existing educational programs and entrepreneurship opportunities (via the LaunchBox, CAN BE, Wilkes SBDC, Luzerne County Community College, and Lackawanna College).
  • Information and guidelines on how to start a business in Downtown Hazleton.
  • Information on downtown commercial properties available for sale and/or lease.
  • A leasable space for art and culinary entrepreneurs to feature their products for sale, and interact with customers.
  • A welcoming event space for food tastings, book signings, music, etc.  


NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 THE WELCOME CENTER IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To make arrangements please contact Krista Schneider at or 570-455-1509 x 109, or Fermin Diaz at or 570-599-9670.