Scranton Celebrates Mom and Pop Businesses

March 29 marks national Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. Scranton is home to various small businesses — shopping is the perfect way to support them.

With businesses ranging from clothing stores to delis, there is something to satisfy everyone on National Mom and Pop Business Owner Day.

For the love of clothes

Amendolaro boutique located on Spruce Street.

Amendolaro – 410 Spruce Street

Referred to as a “modern boutique in the heart of downtown Scranton,” they offer a wide range of goods.

Amendolaro caters to a wide range of customers, providing men’s and women’s clothing, workout gear and jewelry.

Two workout sets offered at Amendolaro.

The boutique even offers footwear to complete a whole outfit before you even finish shopping.

Amendolaro is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

For the love of food

Scranton offers a wide range of home-owned restaurants, all offering different tastes and dishes to test.

Coney Island Lunch is located at 515 Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton.

Coney Island Lunch

Known for their hot dogs and other traditional grill food, Coney Island is “downtown Scranton’s oldest restaurant.”

A Texas wiener offered at Coney Island Lunch.

Apart from their popular Texas wieners and burgers, Coney Island also serves crispy chicken sandwiches, chicken soup and a handful of desserts.

Coney Island is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

But, for super sweet treats, one could count on Bella Faccias.


Bella Faccias offers custom chocolates, having the ability to custom print images and text right onto their Belgium chocolate.

Hot chocolate bombs made by Bella Faccias.

Apart from the personalization, customers also have a choice among many flavors and desserts such as truffles, cookies and chocolate-covered fruits. Located on 512 S. Main Street in Old Forge, Bella Faccias offers delivery, saving Scranton students a trip out of the Electric City.

Bella Faccias is open from Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For the love of entertainment

If clothes and food don’t satisfy, there are a handful of Mom and Pop businesses in Scranton offering one-of-a-kind entertainment pieces, like Comics On The Green.

Comics on the Green.

The comic store was established in 1992, and their main focus was “and always will be comic books.”

Apart from the obvious selling of comic books, Comics On The Green also sells various comic book merchandise like collectible toys, posters, clothing and other comic supplies.

Inside Comics on the Green.

The store offers comics for kids as well and is located at 307 N. Washington Avenue in Scranton. Comics on the Green is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Scranton houses family-owned businesses on nearly every corner, so head out and support local small businesses on National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.

All of the businesses mentioned above offer a 10% student discount, along with others listed here.

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