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WEEK OF JUNE 12, 2022
TERRAIN ON THE PARKWAY: 1625 Lehigh Parkway East, Allentown
Pet lovers rejoice. Among the options provided at this new house advanced alongside the Little Lehigh Creek are pet wash and grooming stations to your furry buddies. Perfect for getting them cleaned up after adventures on the close by Lehigh Parkway Trails.
This “sanctuary amid the city of Allentown” gives 160 new 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom flats. Other facilities embody a membership room, health heart, convention rooms and package deal lockers. Monthly lease begins at $1,575 with three-bedroom, two-bath models beginning at $2,540.
DLP CAPITAL: 835 W. Hamilton St., Allentown
The former web site of the flagship Hess’s division retailer will quickly be dwelling to a different firm with native roots. Lehigh Valley native Don Wenner is transferring his actual property funding and finance agency DLP Capital from Bethlehem to Allentown.
To have fun, a grand opening will likely be held on June 22. The occasion will begin at 4 p.m., with dwell music and meals vehicles. Registration is required by way of DLP or the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. DLP acquired the Grand Plaza Building, previously PPL Plaza, by way of public sale final yr for $15.3 million.
WELLS FARGO: 740 Hamilton St., Allentown
While Wells Fargo has been the chief in closing banks recently, it will maintain a ribbon-cutting for its new downtown Allentown workplace on June 30. The occasion begins at 11 a.m., with registration free and accessible by way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce web site. Wells Fargo is the fourth-largest financial institution within the U.S. based mostly on property, and has about 8,000 branches.
C&I MINERALS: South Mall, 3300 Lehigh St., Allentown
If you are available in the market for sterling silver jewellery, minerals and semi-precious gem stones, that is the shop for you, now working on the South Mall in Allentown. The South Mall is open Monday by way of Saturday from 11 a.m. to eight p.m. and midday to five p.m. on Sunday.
PPL CORP.: 2 N. Ninth St., Allentown
The Allentown-based utility firm has a brand new strategy after making two huge transactions. It offered its U.Ok. operations, taking plenty of threat and foreign money issues out of its enterprise, and acquired a significant Rhode Island utility.
During an investor convention Thursday, Chief Executive Officer Vincent Sorgi mentioned the brand new, targeted PPL is ready to take the technique that made it profitable in Pennsylvania to its Kentucky and Rhode Island operations. Read extra.
MARTELLUCCI’S PIZZERIA: 1419 Easton Ave., Bethlehem
Ownership at this Bethlehem restaurant has modified, however the practically half-century custom there continues. Paul and Donna Hlavinka and their household are operating the pizza place simply because it has been operated for 49 years. The pizza dough and sauce recipes stay, the menu nonetheless contains a wide range of sandwiches, salads and pasta, and the household really feel of Martellucci’s, based in 1973, continues. Get the complete story.
KASPRENSKI FAMILY EYE CARE: 1088 Howertown Road, Catasauqua
Dr. Jacob Kasprenski’s father and grandfather have been each physicians within the Lehigh Valley, and now he is following of their footsteps of serving the group. His new vision-care heart held a grand opening together with the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce. Kasprenski Family Eye Care offers vision-care merchandise and optometry companies for emergency, medical and complete routine eye care.
JOSIE’S NEW YORK DELI: 14 Centre Square, Easton
This longtime downtown Easton lunch spot closed early within the COVID-19 pandemic, nevertheless it might be making a comeback. A plan to separate the house with a vegan deli didn’t work out, however a June 13 Historic District Commission assembly features a request for a brand new signal at Josie’s. The downtown lunch and carry-out spot was a fixture for many years earlier than shutting down indefinitely.
ZEKRAFT – CURATORS OF TASTE: Easton Silk Mill, 1247 Simon Blvd., Unit N107, Easton
For homeowners Zeke and Elaine Zelker, their mission is “not simply about feeding or entertaining people; it’s about nourishing them — body, mind and spirit.” And now folks in Easton will likely be nearer to their community-minded, locally-sourced meals as their new location off thirteenth Street may have a grand opening on June 15, with a ribbon-cutting at 3:30 p.m.
The first Zekraft cafe was opened in Bethlehem. The eating places’ menus change continuously, with a concentrate on native components. Selections embody natural espresso and tea, tartines (toast with toppings corresponding to smoked turkey and brie), stir fry, brief ribs, soups. The Easton Zekraft is closed on Mondays, open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday by way of Friday, and 9 a.m. to three p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Read extra.
MANTRA MASSAGE: 319 Main St., Emmaus
The targets at women-owned Mantra are bodily and non secular therapeutic, and so they use a holistic strategy to therapeutic massage remedy to assist meet every particular person’s distinctive wants. Services provided embody facial cupping, and massages together with focused heat Himalayan salt stone and focused facial therapeutic massage. Sessions may be custom-made to go well with every consumer’s actions, stress degree and occupation.
The new therapeutic massage and wellness spa will maintain its grand opening on July 10 beginning at 11 a.m. The institution is holding the occasion with the Emmaus Main Street Partners and the Greater Lehigh Valley and East Penn chambers of commerce. Posted hours are 10 a.m. to eight p.m., Tuesday by way of Saturday, and Mantra is closed on Sunday and Monday.
THE CLUB AT TWIN LAKES: 3625 Shankweiler Road, North Whitehall Township
The former Iron Lakes Country Club, constructed within the late Fifties and early Nineteen Sixties, held a grand opening this week beneath its new identify, The Club at Twin Lakes. The Jaindl household bought the golf course final yr, and labored with KemperSports Management to improve it. Renovations embody enhancements on the course, cart paths and a brand new professional store. See the ribbon-cutting.
PROLOGIS INC.: Proposed warehouses at 7201 Hamilton Blvd., Upper Macungie Township
Prologis, a titan within the logistics business, is the selection of Air Products and Chemicals to personal and function three warehouses proposed in Upper Macungie Township. The industrial fuel firm mentioned Prologis will use a few of the former Air Products headquarters campus for the warehouses, totaling about 2.6 million sq. toes. The land turned accessible when Air Products moved its headquarters a few mile down the highway final yr. Get the complete particulars.
LEHIGH VALLEY HOSPITAL-CARBON: 2128 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive East (Route 443), Mahoning Township
Lehigh Valley Health Network on Monday ceremonially opened its first Carbon County hospital — a $78 million, 100,578-square-foot facility that officers billed as a “full-service community hospital.” With closing approval from the state Health Department, the brand new hospital opened to sufferers on Wednesday.
The facility, simply exterior Lehighton, already is being eyed for enlargement — with room to double its present house for 20 in-patient beds, and to drastically develop its emergency room, officers mentioned. Read about it.
SWIFTWATER SOLAR: Proposed photo voltaic subject in Pocono Township
Pocono Township commissioners voted Monday to approve a plan to construct Pennsylvania’s largest photo voltaic subject on a mountain slope, regardless of pleas by some residents to reject the mission for environmental considerations. Commissioners voted 4-1 to simply accept Swiftwater Solar’s preliminary closing plan for the $111 million, 80-megawatt subject on a non-public 644-acre web site on high of Bear Mountain that would come with about 200,000 photo voltaic panels.
The property is east of Interstate 380, adjoining to Sullivan Trail and Back Mountain Road in what now’s zoned as a leisure district. With approval nonetheless wanted from the state Department of Environmental Protection and the state Transportation Department, development is predicted to begin later this yr. Get the complete story.
FIRETREE LTD.: Proposed in-patient drug- and alcohol-addiction therapy heart at 440 N Claude A Lord Blvd. (Route 61), Pottsville
An organization that in May withdrew a proposal to find a drug- and alcohol-addiction therapy heart in a Schuylkill County industrial park now’s searching for approval for a brand new web site.
Firetree Ltd., which is predicated in Williamsport and operates therapy facilities for folks with drug and alcohol dependancy and different purchasers transitioning out of jail, now needs to develop its in-patient rehab operation on the former Sands Ford auto dealership at 440 N Claude A Lord Blvd. (Route 61), Pottsville.
To try this, it wants the Pottsville Zoning Hearing Board’s approval relating to using the land, which is zoned group industrial. It has a listening to earlier than the board scheduled for six:30 p.m. June 16 in City Hall.
In April, Firetree proposed constructing a one story, 25,000-square-foot therapy heart on a vacant 11.5-acre web site at 10 Shultz Drive in MAJIC Industrial Park in Delano Township. However, two days earlier than a May 4 listening to was to be held earlier than the Schuylkill County Zoning Hearing Board, Firetree withdrew the applying. Get the complete story.
DUNKIN’: 400 Terry Rich Blvd., St. Clair
A Dunkin’ in Schuylkill County has grow to be simply the fourth location of the donut and occasional chain to go totally digital. The transformed retailer at 400 Terry Rich Blvd., St. Clair, opened with a ribbon-cutting Monday. It has changed its conventional order counter with two in-store kiosks at which clients place digital orders and pay utilizing a bank card or Dunkin’ reward card.
Guests will even be capable to place advance orders utilizing the cell order characteristic on the Dunkin’ App. The location nonetheless gives Dunkin’s full menu. There solely different all-digital Dunkin’ areas within the United States are in Boston, Cherry Hill, N.J. and Dallas, Luzerne County. Read extra.
THE CONSERVATORY: 4059 Skyron Drive, Doylestown
A nonprofit music faculty in Bucks County will shut after 34 years, and college officers say the COVID-19 pandemic is the trigger. The Conservatory, close to the Doylestown Airport, has supplied training in music, performances and remedy for communities in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties since 1988. Its closing day open will likely be June 30.
The pandemic led to a decline in enrollment and income, and based on an announcement from the varsity, makes an attempt to merge with different music colleges weren’t profitable. The Conservatory began because the Community Conservatory of Music within the President’s House on the grounds of Delaware Valley College and operated in three different areas earlier than settling at Skyron Drive in 2013. The faculty has 22 studios and a efficiency corridor. Get the complete scoop.
POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN and ARBY’S: 680 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg
Demolition started final week on the former Ahart’s Market on Route 22 in Phillipsburg. The web site is not going to be vacant for lengthy, Mayor Todd Tersigni mentioned. A Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Arby’s will likely be constructed on the location.
Popeyes is a fried-chicken fast-food chain with about 2,800 U.S. areas, plus one other 600 extra in territories and different nations. Arby’s, a sandwich chain, has 3,300 areas. Popeyes and Arby’s are each owned by Inspire Brands Inc., which additionally owns Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin, Sonic Drive-In and different restaurant chains. Check out the demolition.
UNITY BANK CENTER FOR BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP: 119 Main St., Flemington
A historic constructing in Flemington, which has been a house and later was used as places of work, will maintain Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce places of work and the Unity Bank heart. The chamber will maintain a ribbon-cutting on the constructing at 5:30 p.m. June 15. To attend the occasion, register by way of the chamber web site. The constructing was erected in 1847 and was as soon as the house of George Hall Large, who served as president of the New Jersey state Senate.
PREVIOUS OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS
· Honeygrow opens Quakertown location, subsequent to Chipotle on Route 309, on June 3.
· Dunkin’ reopens transformed restaurant at 1174 MacArthur Road in Whitehall Township
· Muse Modern Med Spa at 325 Fifth St. in Whitehall Township will maintain a grand opening June 4.
· Around Again, a consignment retailer, opened at 154 S. Main St., Phillipsburg
· Steak and Steel Hibachi, a restaurant within the works at 44 W. Walnut St., Bethlehem, nonetheless plans on opening late this summer time.
· Take It Outdoors Recreation Hub has moved to a spot alongside the Schuylkill River Trail at Riverfront Park in Pottstown, Montgomery County
· Pedego Electric Bikes has a brand new outlet in Lambertville, N.J. at 13 N. Union St.
· Amanda Vachris has opened a brand new Keller Williams Real Estate workplace at 15 St. John St. in Schuylkill Haven.
· Easton’s new West Ward Market will open Wednesday and be open on Wednesday’s by way of the summer time from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The market, created by the Greater Easton Development Partnership, will promote recent produce on twelfth Street, subsequent to Paxinosa Elementary School.
· Ciao Sandwich Shoppe is including a second location, this time on College Hill in Easton. Ciao plans to open at 325 Cattell St. in late summer time. Ciao already operates in downtown Easton at 12 N. Third St
· Ma’s Crepes and Cakes will maintain a grand opening and ribbon-cutting June 16 at 46 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. The celebration begins at 5 p.m., with the ribbon chopping at 5:45 p.m.
· Bethlehem’s Back Door Bakeshop will reopen as a wholesale operation at 7 E. Church St. within the metropolis’s historic district. The enterprise was open for 9 years as a retail outlet at Broad and Center streets, earlier than saying in March that it might shut the storefront April 3 and “go back to its origins as a wholesale business.”
·The Beef Baron on Catasauqua Road in Bethlehem is closed indefinitely for renovations
· The Brothers That Just Do Gutters are opening a brand new location in Allentown at 1302 N. 18th St.
· St. John Chrysostom Academy, an Orthodox faculty serving grades 1-9 beginning this fall, held a grand opening at its St. Francis Center, Bethlehem, campus.
· Easton Commons, a shopping mall anchored by Giant Foods at 2920 Easton Ave., Bethlehem Township, has a brand new identify: The Shops at Bethlehem.
· Carbon County is getting a style of Brazil at Uai Brasil BBQ at 315 Lehigh Ave. in Palmerton.
· The Keystone Pub in Bethlehem Township, at 3259 Easton Avenue, has reopened after a prolonged and costly renovation.
· The Trading Post Depot opened at 401 Northampton St., Easton. The rustic furnishings retailer makes customized tables for eating rooms, desktops, convention facilities and extra.
· The Easton space has a brand new health club: Homemade Fitness at 444 Cedarville Road in Williams Township.
· Il Gaetano Ristorante opened at its 665 Columbus Ave., Phillipsburg, location.
· Ciao! Sandwich Shoppe to open second location on College Hill in Easton, changing The Kettle Room
· Rene and Grisellies Benique have opened Ezekiel 47 Cafe at 10 S. Fifth Ave., off Fifth and Penn avenues, in West Reading.
· Alter Ego Salon and Day Spa in Emmaus is holding a grand opening Sunday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to three p.m., with a ribbon chopping at midday.
· Origen Latin Fusion has opened on the web site of the previous Tomcat Cafe in Sinking Spring, Berks County.
· Sellersville Senior Residences will maintain a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 24. The Bucks County affordable-housing group for adults 55 and older has 50 flats, with eight allotted for folks with behavioral well being wants.
· The House and Barn in Emmaus has opened its Shed outside eating and cigar bar space. The House and Barn is at 1449 Chestnut St. in Emmaus.
· Realtor Amanda Vachris and the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce will maintain a ribbon chopping at Vachris’s new Keller Williams Real Estate workplace at 15 St. John St., Schuylkill Haven, at 4 p.m. on May 24.
· Il Gaetano Ristorante will maintain a grand opening on Friday, May 20, at 5:30 p.m. The 665 Columbus Ave., Phillipsburg.
· First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union will maintain a grand opening at its new headquarters in Trexlertown, 6126 Hamilton Blvd., on May 18.
· Vinyl Press Signs & Graphics has relocated inside Emmaus. The new web site is 15 S. Second St., not removed from the previous Sixth Street location.
· Pedro’s Cafe in Emmaus to shut
· SV Sports (previously Schuylkill Valley Sports) to shut Quakertown location
· Flemington DIY will host a Grand Re-Opening on May 14 at 26 Stangl Road, Flemington. The celebration will kick off at 10 a.m.
· Elpedio’s Ristorante at Seipsville opened at 2912 Old Nazareth Road in Easton. The restaurant is open Wednesday by way of Sunday.
· Uai Brazil opened at 315 Lehigh Ave, Palmerton, providing each a seated or buffet possibility.
· Colombian Mex Restaurant opened at 107 E Union Blvd in Bethlehem, providing conventional Colombian delicacies.
· Precision Ink opened at 161 W Berwick St. in Easton.
· King Wing opened a location in Bethlehem at 129 E. Third St., serving wings and sandwiches.