Just had a walk-through tour of what will soon be a resurrected Charl-Mont restaurant at the Lackawanna County Government Center at the Globe. It’s a scaled-back version of the storied downtown staple at the department store that once anchored the downtown shopping district.

The project is still very much a work in progress, but it was great meeting Gino Majewski, who will run the eatery. His vision for the space filled in the blanks between the buckets, boards and uninstalled doors that made the walk-through an obstacle course. I like this guy, and his ideas.

Commissioners Pat O’Malley and Laureen Cummings were there, too. It’s been a while since I’ve been face to face in a tight space with these two. It was, um, fun.

Read all about it in my Wednesday column.