30 years after fire, Perkasie seeing downtown rebirth

Featured Article: Daily Intelligencer, By Chris Ullery

From baseball to high-tech start-ups, Perkasie officials say the borough’s downtown revitalization is “solidly in the right direction.”

From coffee shops to high-tech start-ups, Perkasie officials say its downtown revitalization plans are “pointed solidly in the right direction.”

It’s been a long time coming.

A fire destroyed most of the downtown area near Seventh and Market streets in 1988, stunting economic expansion for more than 30 years.

Over the last four years, the borough kicked its revitalization efforts into high gear to attract new retail, manufacturing and technology businesses.

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