The Foundation 1930

Driebe Family opens Park Market in 1930's.
The Foundation
The Twenties and Thirties

During this time, Scranton was prospering as a booming coal city and as a result a convenient rail system existed from New York City and Philadelphia, both within 110 miles of Scranton. It was this ease of access that enabled Scranton to unexpectedly develop into a thriving hub for produce. The Driebe family recognized this opportunity and opened a fresh fruit and produce market, The Park Market, in downtown Scranton, which kept the seven siblings very busy. Edward Driebe’ s sister, Mary, and her husband opened another Park Market in 1927 at the corner of 6thand Main Streets 45 miles away in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. In 1933 the market moved to larger building across the street.