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Ultimate Shopping Guide to the Lackawanna Valley

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.

Download our Destination Guide filled with helpful hints and handy information to help you navigate your visit to Northeast PA.


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 CVS. Here you’ll also find 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, is located on Main Street, just a block from Hotel Anthracite.

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 features 74 stores including anchors JC Penney, Macy’s, Home Goods, 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.

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, 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 Michael’s and Hobby Lobby.

Courtesy Viewmont Mall Facebook

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

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, Talbot’s and White House/Black Market. For men’s apparel, you can shop stores such as American Eagle and J Crew Factory Outlet. 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.

Courtesy Shoppes at Montage Facebook

For Your Next Visit

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 Grill or complimentary access to all of the facilities at the nearby YMCA. Browse the guest room options and book online.

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