Dante Literary Society closes its social club in Scranton

Jul 29, 2016 867

A piece of Scranton's Italian-American history is shutting down. After operating for more than 80 years, the Dante Literary Society has closed its social club in South Scranton. Members say there are several factors. First, the economy. Members say insurance and electricity rates have been rising and people just aren't spending as much money.

Second, declining membership. The current board of directors says the number of active members at the club has recently dropped off significantly. From outside the Dante Literary Society's building in the 1900-block of Prospect Avenue, the building itself may not look like much, but it actually has a very rich history in the Electric City.

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