Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Crayola Draws Thousands to City on Opening Weekend, Mayor Says

By Christina Georgiou

Mayor Sal Panto said the Crayola Experience drew more than 6,000 people to Easton this past Memorial Day weekend, which are the first days it's been open since recently expanding and remodeling.

About 2,700 visited the hands-on museum on Saturday, 2,300 came on Sunday, and somewhere between 1,100 to 1,200 were there on Memorial Day, he said this Monday at a press conference at city hall.

"This translates into dollars for the city," Panto said, adding that revenue for the city's Pine Street parking garage was up 50 percent over the same weekend last year, though he didn't have an exact estimate of how much more money the city made at hand.

"There's been no increases in the parking rate (at the garage), so that's really good," he said.

The Crayola Experience reopened on May 24, after closing for a few months to complete renovations and a planned expansion.


  1. Don't quote me on this, but I am pretty sure I know the exact reason why that weekend worked out so well for the City of Easton. All of the people that came to town for Father Alex Joseph's ordination stayed in and patronized Easton!!! Another miracle for the Easton Lebanese. Now where is the Lebanese food? Ha-ha!!!

    1. I'm sure you're right. ;-)

      As for the food, if you won't try my formerly mentioned suggestions, then I guess it's in the fourth dimension (time). Two months...