Ultimate Shopping Guide to the Lackawanna Valley

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You never know what you will need when you’re traveling. Fortunately, there are a multitude of stores near Hotel Anthracite where you’ll find everything from everyday necessities to splurges, mementos and just because items. Check out our ultimate shopping guide to the Lackawanna Valley. Whether it’s a quick trip for something you forgot or a leisurely shopping excursion near Scranton, you’re sure to find just the right fit.

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For Convenience

For health and beauty essentials, snacks and more, Rite Aid is a short two block walk from Hotel Anthracite. Slightly farther, but still within walking distance (0.5 miles), is a plaza with several retail options. Anchor stores include Weis supermarket and Peebles department store. Here you’ll also find CVS, Dollar Tree an AT&T store and a Verizon location. In the same vicinity there are three retailers offering automotive parts and accessories- NAPA Auto Parts, Advanced Auto Parts and AutoZone. Fine Wine and Good Spirits, operated by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, has a location in Carbondale that is 1.4 miles from Hotel Anthracite on Business Route 6.

For the Bargain Hunter

Courtesy Sugarman’s Marketplace Facebook

Sugarman’s Marketplace is a large indoor flea market that is open weekends throughout the year. Vendors offer a variety of new and used merchandise, from tools and toys to collectibles, clothing, electronics and more. There is also a food court and special events held regularly. The shopping area is set up like a small town with named streets and numbered stores- making locating vendors relatively easy. Sugarman’s Marketplace is about seven miles from Hotel Anthracite on Business Route 6 (Scranton/Carbondale Highway).

For Everything Else

You could call this ground zero on the ultimate shopping guide to the Lackawanna Valley. Dickson City is a short 10-mile drive along Business Route 6 (Scranton/Carbondale Highway). The area is a hub for shopping and boasts just about every major U.S. retailer. Everything branches out from Viewmont Mall. The indoor shopping complex boasts 74 stores including anchors JC Penney, Macy’s, Home Goods, Field and Stream and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Other popular stores include American Eagle Outfitters, Bath and Body Works, Express, Foot Locker, Kay Jewelers, Old Navy, Victoria’s Secret and Ulta Beauty. There’s even an idropped kiosk along the concourse for those smartphone and tablet emergencies.

Courtesy Viewmont Mall Facebook

Commerce Boulevard is the main thoroughfare through the shopping area. It’s just a few miles long but populated with big box stores and specialty shops from one end to the other. For everything home and garden there’s Lowe’s, Pier 1 Imports, Gabe’s and Home Depot. Department store options run the gamut from TJ Maxx and Target to Marshall’s, Kohl’s and a Walmart Supercenter. Crafters and decorators will find supplies and accessories at A.C. Moore, Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. For get togethers and celebrations, visit the Party City store. Find everything for the family pet at PetSmart or Pet Supplies Plus. Spend some time browsing hundreds of volumes, plus gifts and novelty items at Books a Million. Electronic, work, school and home office needs can be met at Staples and Best Buy.

For a Change

Courtesy Shoppes at Montage Facebook

Take Route 6 West (Casey Highway) to Interstate 81 South. Just off the Montage Mountain Road exit (22 miles from Hotel Anthracite) you’ll find The Shoppes at Montage. The open-air shopping center boasts some high-end retailers, outlet stores and uncommon chains. Women’s fashion options include Chico’s, J Crew Factory Outlet, Lane Bryant, Loft, Motherhood Maternity, New York and Company, Talbot’s and White House/Black Market. Places such as Christmas Tree Shops and That, Plow and Hearth and Yankee Candle offer unique gift items and home décor. For men’s apparel, you can shop stores such as American Eagle and Jos. A. Bank. Shoppes at Montage is located at the base of Montage Mountain Ski Resort and a stone’s throw from the baseball action at PNC Field. So, you can combine the ultimate shopping guide to the Lackawanna Valley with some of Northeast PA’s major attractions.

For Your Next VisitKol Steakhouse: Carbondale, PA, Restaurant

Whether business or pleasure brings you to the Lackawanna Valley, check out all the amenities you can enjoy during your stay at Hotel Anthracite. Take advantage of a $10 dining voucher to our onsite restaurant – Kōl Steakhouse or complimentary access to all of the facilities at the nearby YMCA. Browse the guest room options and book online.