Downtown Business Update


The Office of Community Relations seeks to help support the continued renaissance of downtown Scranton and the vitality of the wider region of Northeastern Pennsylvania by sharing resources and information and by encouraging interaction between students, faculty, and staff and area businesses. 

This page serves as a resource on specials and discounts that downtown business would like to make available to the University community, particularly students.   

This page will be updated every month, and these updates will be distributed through a post in Royal News

For December, check the Shop Scranton, Shop Local web page and Facebook event page for other timely updates and specials.  

Current Month: December 2012

Alexander's Salon and Spa, 431 Lackawanna Ave.; 570-341-5250

Receive a 15% discount on hair, nail and spa services when you present your Royal Card. "Like" us on Facebook for weekly and daily specials. Schedule an appointment today! 

Amendolaro, 410 Spruce St.,; 570-871-4643

20% off ALL footwear to students! Find Amendolaro on Facebook for even more great deals, too.

Cafe Trio, 400 Spruce St. 570-207-3938 

Along with Chocolate Creations, Café Trio serves breakfast sandwiches, paninis, wrapinis and delicious soups and salads! Have an express or your favorite coffee drink, and relax in our comfortable commons area! Dine in or take out! Students can enjoy a free cannoli with the purchase of any sandwich.

Eden-a-Vegan Cafe, 344 Adams Ave. 570-969-1606

Finish up your holiday shopping with something truly unique! Any student ordering a meal or purchasing any artwork on First Friday in December will get a free cookie of their choice, along with the usual 10% student discount! For more information check us out on Facebook.        

iRescue by inlan, 325 N. Washington Ave., 570-558-1898                                                                   

Whether it is an Apple or Window product, iRescue by inlan can repair it! IPods, iPads, MacBooks and other electronics are welcome. Students receive a 10% discount year round excluding any coupons if they show their Royal ID!  NEW Business Offering Student Discounts!

The Salon at LAVISH, 600 Linden St.,; 570-558-2273

The Salon at LAVISH, located one block from campus, offers a Student Discount Wednesdays! Women can receive $10 off hair services, and men receive $5! Students can also get 10% off all other services (waxing, facials, manis and pedis). Call to schedule an appointment, or visit us online.  For December's First Friday, purchase special Scranton collectable ornaments and have them signed by the artist, Jack Puhl.  

New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., 570- 878- 3970                                                                    

Students can use their 10% discount on merchandise and classes! Not valid on any of the artwork. Special this First Friday is a "Give the Gift of Art this Holiday Season" Fair on Dec. 7 from 6-10 p.m.  NEW Business Offering Student Discounts!

POSH @ The Scranton Club, 404 North Washington Ave.; 570-955-5890

Enjoy a $9 Lunch Special - Served Tues. to Sat. 11:30 to 2:00 pm- includes coffee, tea or soda; $16.95.  Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Live music Friday and Saturday nights 8-11 p.m.!  Enjoy a special 10% student discount off of home merchandise offered at POSH! 

Print this update and show it to the downtown merchant to obtain the special discount.  For more information on the University’s monthly Downtown Business Update, please contact the Office of Community Relations at 570-941-4419 or email  

Ongoing Special: Show it Save it 10% Student Discount Program

Show it Save it 10% Student Discount Program: Through the “Show It, Save It” program, coordinated by Scranton Tomorrow, University of Scranton students (and students at the other seven colleges in Lackawanna County) can receive a 10% discount by simply showing their college ID.  This program has recently been updated with over 30 businesses now participating.  Businesses post a decal in their window to indicate their participation in the program and are also listed on a promotional flyer.  

View a Show it, Save it Map to see a list of stores and their locations.  

Students with questions about downtown discounts?  Businesses wanting to submit your specials?  We want to hear from you! Contact the Office of Community Relations at 570-941-4419 or