These 3 rooms offer neat views of downtown York, Pa.

The 3 rooms: Woolworth’s / Zakies nightclub / Zodiac nightclub
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The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Paul Kuehnel is specializing in interior shots of buildings that a developer is looking to rehab on West Market Street in downtown York. This is the view from Woolworth’s building. Paul has a great eye for capturing interior details of fixtures left behind by former tenants. Check out his photo gallery of this Royal Square Development project: Explore vacant Woolworth building. Also of interest: The name’s Bond. Bond Building. Will it have a productive future?

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In this post, we’re emphasize inside/out views, such as another view from the Woolworth building.

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OK, now Paul is across the street in RSD’s project involving the former Zakie’s or Sonic Garage Nightclub. This is the view of Cherry Lane. Those are mini-murals of famed artist Lewis Miller on the walls. The large reproduction at left is a Miller rendition of York units boarding trains to go off to fight in the Civil War. You’ll enjoy both interior or exterior views at this photo gallery: Zakies.

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Ben Kinner, construction coordinator and head of safety at Royal Square Development & Construction looks out of one of the front windows on the top floor over looking West Market Street that will be an apartment in the building that housed the former home of Zakie's, Sonic Garage and Evolution Night Club and an early home of Marcello's pizza, at 25 W. Market St. in York Tuesday September 23, 2015. Royal Square Development and Construction will transform the vacant building into a commercial space on the first floor and apartments on the upper floors. Paul Kuehnel - York Daily Record/ Sunday News

Royal Square plans apartments on the second floor of the former Zakie’s building, as seen here, and commercial space on the first floor. That’s Trinity United Church of Christ in the background.

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"Beaver street from the second floor windows of the Weinbrom building. The former Weinbrom Jewelers building also housed the Zodiac Club, that closed around 2000, Wednesday June 10, 2015. The building will be redevelopment by Royal Square Development onto a corner restaurant, retail spaces, one bedroom apartments and loft-style apartments. Paul Kuehnel - York Daily Record/ Sunday News"

Over at Beaver and Market a few weeks ago, Paul captured this scene from the former Zodiac Club. This link will take you to a slide show of that Royal Square building.

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About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.

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