New business on South Main Street serves Muncy community
MUNCY – The old Harter’s pharmacy building on 17 South Main Street is now home to Remax Edge thanks to broker/owner and Muncy native, Cindy Applemen. With much arduous work and some sweat equity, she has transformed the building to replicate the originality of its structure with traditional furnishings and hard woods.
Although the building was a drug store for many years, Appleman is now going to be using the building as a service, providing real estate and land development services to the residents and businesses of the Muncy community.
In 2010 the building was for sale after it was vacant for a few years when Mark and Theresa Tarquinio, former owners, semi-retired from the pharmacy business. It was put on the market by Appleman herself, and when it didn’t sell right away, she leased the building while making renovations. “While leasing the building to other tenants, I realized there was no real estate office in the Muncy Borough, and this building was perfect,” she said.
Rather than leasing again to another company, Appleman joined forces with Cherry Lorson who is working with Appleman to provide this valuable service to the community. Both women are planning an open house in mid-August to showcase their renovations. “Everything was demolished from wall to wall and ceiling to floor,” Appleman announced. Everything inside the 3,000 square foot building is new thanks to the help of local contractors, family members and many friends. “Structurally we had a very nice shell.”
Remax Edge acquired the franchise on April 30th of this year while the renovations were taking place. Both women bring in a combined experience of 20 years to the business. “Our goal is to service the community in real estate offer other real estate agents an opportunity to advance their career and have an opportunity to grow with us,” stated Appleman.
The office layout provides private offices with a “cafe style” atmosphere to work with clients. “We want to give our clients and our agents a relaxed business atmosphere,” she added.
Both women will be offering residential and commercial services as well as taking and making referrals from outside the area. Both women are also busy parents. Lorson who is a mother of two with two grandchildren said, “I am very immersed with my children. They are a very big part of my life.” Many will remember Appleman who played in a band “Covert Action” with her mother, Chris Covert for many years.
The women would like to invite anyone to visit or explore the building with them and view the solid oak conference table with leather chairs, and the warm, welcoming office setting.