Monday, February 16, 2015

Something old, something new: Columbia reinvents itself as an antiques destination

Like Adamstown, New Oxford and Hanover, Columbia has a thriving antiques community. For locals and out-of-towners alike, it's become a destination for people looking for old furniture, knick-knacks, memorabilia and other items with a bit of history.

MORE:
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/something-old-something-new-columbia-reinvents-itself-as-an-antiques/article_0f7e1776-b56c-11e4-88cd-4bede49cae5d.html

9 comments:

  1. Mayor Lutz has no "vision".

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  2. Lived here all my life and who gives a sh.t!!

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  3. I'm glad that this is happening for Columbia. Capitalize on the history, the river, and use the old buildings to sell treasures from the past. The drawback is all the rental units and declining property value. It's way to late to get rid of the rental units, they are here to stay.

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  4. People looking for cheap items. Think they'll spend much on anything else.
    This is deffinitely not the kind of business towns who are trying to revive their commercial presence push for.

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  5. What about that property adjacent to the tattoo parlor and park. It's been for rent/sale for quite some time. Now it's nothing but an eyesore. Could the borough purchase it and then raze it? The area would be better used as an extension of the park. After all, it sits along 462 a very highly traveled area, with people passing through Columbia. Why not make it appealing.

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  6. 18 Lancaster Avenue is the property you are talking about... The old service station/ garage.
    It's an I eyesore alright... Ashame... I looked at it to open a food biz but it needs too much work for the price he is asking... Could be a awesome building. Borough needs to get on the owner who lives in Wrightsville to clean up the place and make repairs... There are permits in window but nothing is being done... Grrr...
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/18+Lancaster+Ave,+Columbia,+PA+17512/@40.033626,-76.498884,3a,75y,177.59h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sPRnniBmAG8FR9AaQ6Tex3w!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c89d1cc2bc71cb:0x902525fe0bbcaa4a!6m1!1e1

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  7. This guy has the copy- wright of the columbia borough web site!

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  8. How much tax breaks do these people get when opening up a new business? This is what people should look into. I bet its alot, and thats why they come here.

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  9. That's exactly what eminent domain is for, just take it Columbia Borough officials!!!

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