Moosic, Pennsylvania

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Moosic is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania six miles (nine km) south of Scranton and 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Wilkes-Barre, PA on the Lackawanna River.

Moosic is in a former coal-mining region. A few older industries existed at one time, including the manufacturing of canvas gloves and silk products. In 1900, 1,227 people lived in Moosic, and in 1910, 3,964 people lived in Moosic. The population was 5,575 at the 2000 census.


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Economy and Culture

Moosic has experienced a recent surge in retail and commercial development, anchored by the area's 20-screen Cinemark movie theater. Other businesses operating offices in the borough include Bank of America, Cigna, Prudential, and Metlife. Additionally, the main studios of local ABC-affiliated station WNEP-TV are also located in the borough.

Other recently-constructed sites in the borough include the Lackawanna County Visitors Center, a Boy Scouts center, and the Glenmaura complex of upscale houses as well as an exclusive national golf course, which is recognized as a PGA tournament course and identified by a major U.S. golf magazine as one of the top 100 courses in the nation, and the construction of a new mall located across from Cinemark.

Directly to the north of the borough is the Toyota Pavilion and Sno Mountain Ski Resort in Scranton and directly south is the site of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, located in the adjacent borough of Avoca.

In 2005, a plan to build a large upscale shopping center near the theater was announced. The Shoppes at Montage were completed in 2007 consisting of over forty stores and restaurants. [1]

PNC Field, home to the New York Yankees' farm team, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, is situated within the city limits of Moosic [2].

For 2006, a new, 2,000-foot (610 m) extension connects the county's Electric City Trolley Museum line at the Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, to a new station and trolley restoration facility, immediately adjacent to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees stadium off Montage Mountain Road, Moosic. And for summer 2008, a water park was built on Sno Mountain, called the Sno Cove. It was completed in June, 2009, and will be laid over with "Sno" for the upcoming ski season. It will be used the whole summer in 2009.

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