It appears former drag racer Joe Amato has bought another piece of commercial property in our area. This time, it’s the East End Centre in Wilkes-Barre Township for $3 million.

With a Price Chopper and a Beiter’s Furniture, the East End Centre used to be a hot spot for business in Wilkes-Barre Township.

But now, Price Chopper is gone, Beiter’s closed a few months ago, and most of the shopping center is empty.

“It had a lot more here to offer. As you can see now it’s not as many stores, but hopefully one day it’ll be booming again,” said Benjamin Lopez of Wilkes-Barre.

That day may not be too far off. Former drag racer Joe Amato bought the shopping center last week for $3 million.

It’s one of several shopping centers in the area he now owns. Amato has brought life to other plazas, and his property manager Liana Kissinger hopes to do the same here.

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