SUNBURY — Two businesses at the former Sunbury Textile Mill facility received a combined $2.3 million in state grants on Friday.
State Sen. John R. Gordner, R-27, and state Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver, R-108, presented checks to the owners of the expanding Fresh Roasted Coffee and incoming Sivana Converting at the 57-acre site, formerly owned by Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC, along the Walnut Street extension. Fresh Roasted Coffee received $1.5 million while Sivana Converting received $800,000 from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP).
“This is a great day for residents of the Sunbury area,” said Schlegel Culver. “Life-sustaining jobs will be coming to support many local families.”
The former textile facility closed in August 2020, leaving 110 employees without jobs. The owners donated the facility in December 2020 to DRIVE (Driving Real Innovation for a…