Jul 29, 2014

Crayola to Close For 2-3 Month Renovation

Company say little about temporary Crayola closure.

Crayola to Close For 2-3 Month Renovation

The Crayola Experience in downtown Easton will close for two to three months for renovations, a company official said Tuesday night.

"We will have a shutdown period of about 60 to 90 days while we make some changes in the facility," general manager Dan Aylward said in an e-mail. "We will release details on the project in the near future."

Easton Mayor Sal Panto announced the closure during Tuesday's city council meeting, blogger Christina Georgiou and Morning Call reporter Adam Clark reported from the meeting on Twitter.

Crayola has offices in Forks Township.

Interviewed outside Tuesday's school board meeting -- where he was there to support the city's KOZ plan -- Panto said he was still waiting for Crayola to confirm the news. 

Crayola recently won approval from the city to add large outdoor decorations -- a mural and crayon sculptures -- to its property in Centre Square and along Pine Street. 

In the last year, the company has added new attractions to its kid-friendly center and signed a new lease with the city allowing it to move into the former McDonald's space on Northampton Street.

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