Pottsville City Mayor James Muldowney made the announcement that Dick Yuengling would donate up to $2.8 Million for the replacement project of the Mahantongo Parking Deck.
In late 2016, the old parking deck's structure was found to be deteriorating and was deemed unsafe.
During the announcement Friday, Mayor Muldowney stated that donation is the largest in the city's 211 history.
"Our family has been in Pottsville for 188 years. It’s the home of Yuengling, America’s Oldest Brewery. I’m very passionate about preserving our city and its rich history. The current garage that is in need of repair presented my daughters and I with an opportunity to do something that felt right for the entire community. This donation will offer a convenient parking option for local businesses, patrons and visitors. We’re excited to partner with the city, local businesses and the community to make Pottsville a better place to work, live and visit." said Dick Yuengling.
When we asked Yuengling on what he thought about giving the largest donation in the city's history, "I am a big believer in Pottsville’s potential."