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· Terrain on the Parkway offers 160 new 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments at 1625 Lehigh Parkway East in Allentown. Other amenities include a club room, fitness center, conference rooms, and parcel lockers. Monthly rent starts at $1,575 with three-bedroom, two-bathroom units starting at $2,540.
· The former site of Hess’ flagship department store will soon be home to another company with local roots. Lehigh Valley native Don Wenner is moving his real estate finance and investment firm DLP Capital from Bethlehem to Allentown at 835 W. Hamilton St.
· While Wells Fargo has recently been the leader in bank closures, it will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new downtown Allentown office at 740 Hamilton St. on June 30.
If you are looking for sterling silver jewelry, minerals and semi-precious stones, C&I Minerals is your now operates at the South Mall at 3300 Lehigh St. in Allentown.
· Allentown-based utility company PPL Corp. has taken a new approach after completing two major transactions. She sold her UK business, removing a lot of risk and monetary complications, and bought a major Rhode Island utility.
· Ownership of Pizzeria Martellucci in Bethlehem has changed, but the tradition of nearly half a century continues. Paul and Donna Hlavinka and their family run the pizzeria at 1419 Easton Ave., as it has for 49 years.
· Dr. Jacob Kasprenski’s father and grandfather were both physicians in the Lehigh Valley, and now he is following in their footsteps by serving the community. His new Kasprenski Family Eye Care opened at 1088 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.
· This longtime dining spot in downtown Easton closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but may be making a comeback. A plan to split the space with a vegan grocery store didn’t work out, but a June 13 Historic District Commission meeting approved a request for a new sign at Josie’s at 14 Center Square.
· Zekraft Coffee has opened its second location in the Easton Silk Mill in Easton. The first Zekraft restaurant was opened in Bethlehem. Restaurant menus change frequently, with an emphasis on local ingredients.
Manta Massage at 319 Main St., Emmaus, will open July 10 from 11 a.m.
· The former Iron Lakes Country Club, built in the late 1950s and early 1960s, will operate at 3625 Shankweiler Road in the Township of North Whitehall under its new name, The Club at Twin Lakes. The Jaindl family bought the golf course last year and worked with KemperSports Management to modernize it.
· Prologis, a titan in the logistics industry, has been selected by Air Products and Chemicals to own and operate three proposed warehouses in Upper Macungie Township. The industrial gases company said Prologis will use part of the former Air Products headquarters campus at 7201 Hamilton Blvd. for warehouses, totaling approximately 2.6 million square feet.
· Lehigh Valley Health Network solemnly opened its first Carbon County hospital – a $78 million, 100,578 square foot facility that officials billed as a “full-service community hospital.” It is located at 2128 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive East in Mahoning Township.
Pocono Township Commissioners have voted to approve a plan to build Pennsylvania’s largest solar field on a mountain slope, despite calls from some residents to reject the project on environmental grounds. Commissioners voted 4-1 to accept Swiftwater Solar’s preliminary final plan for the $111 million, 80-megawatt field on a private 644-acre site atop Bear Mountain that would include about 200,000 solar panels.
Firetree Ltd., which is based in Williamsport and operates treatment centers for drug and alcohol addicts and other clients released from prison, wants to expand its inpatient rehabilitation operation to the former Sands Ford car dealership at 440 N Claude A Lord Boulevard. (Highway 61), Pottsville. To do this, he needs approval from the Pottsville Zoning Hearing Board regarding land use.
· A Dunkin’ in Schuylkill County became just the fourth site for the donut and coffee shop chain to go fully digital. The renovated store at 400 Terry Rich Blvd., St. Clair replaced its traditional checkout counter with two in-store kiosks where customers place digital orders and pay with a credit card or Dunkin’ gift card.
The Bucks County Conservatory School of Music will close after 34 years, and school officials say the COVID-19 pandemic is the cause. The nonprofit, located at 4059 Skyron Drive, Doylestown, will close on June 30.
· A Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Arby’s will be built on the site of the former Ahart’s Market on Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
· The offices of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and the Unity Bank Center for Business and Entrepreneurship will be located at 119 Main Street, Flemington. The building was erected in 1847 and was once the home of George Hall Large, who served as President of the New Jersey State Senate.
· Honeygrow opens the Quakertown location, next to Chipotle on Route 309, on June 3.
Dunkin’ reopens renovated restaurant at 1174 MacArthur Road in Whitehall Township
· Muse Modern Med Spa at 325 Fifth St. in Whitehall Township will hold a grand opening on June 4.
Around Again, a consignment store, opened at 154 S. Main St., Phillipsburg
· Steak and Steel Hibachi, a restaurant under construction at 44 W. Walnut St., Bethlehem, still plans to open in late summer.
The Take It Outdoors Recreation Center has moved along the Schuylkill River Trail to Riverfront Park in Pottstown, Montgomery County
· Pedego Electric Bikes has a new outlet in Lambertville, NJ at 13 N. Union St.
· Amanda Vachris has opened a new Keller Williams Real Estate office at 15 St. John St. in Schuylkill Haven.
· The new West Ward Market in Easton will open on Wednesday and will be open every Wednesday in the summer from 3-7 p.m. The market, created by the Greater Easton Development Partnership, will sell fresh produce on 12th Street, next to Paxinosa Elementary School.
· Ciao Sandwich Shoppe is adding a second location, this time on College Hill in Easton. Ciao plans to open at 325 Cattell St. in late summer. Ciao already operates in downtown Easton at 12 N. Third St
· Ma’s Crepes and Cakes will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting on June 16 at 46 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. The celebration begins at 5 p.m., with the ribbon cutting at 5:45 p.m.
Bethlehem’s Back Door Bakeshop will reopen as a wholesale business at 7 E. Church St. in the city’s historic district. The business was open for nine years as a retail outlet on Broad and Center streets, before announcing in March that it would close the storefront on April 3 and “return to its origins as a retail business. big”.
The Beef Baron on Catasauqua Road in Bethlehem is closed indefinitely for renovations
The Brothers That Just Do Gutters are opening a new Allentown location at 1302 N. 18th St.
· St. John Chrysostom Academy, an Orthodox school serving grades 1 through 9 beginning this fall, held a grand opening at its St. Francis Center campus in Bethlehem.
· Easton Commons, a mall anchored by Giant Foods at 2920 Easton Ave., Bethlehem Township, has a new name: The Shops at Bethlehem.
· Carbon County gets a taste 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 long and costly renovation.
· The Trading Post Depot opened at 401 Northampton St., Easton. The Rustic Furniture Store makes custom tables for dining rooms, offices, conference centers and more.
· The Easton area has a new gym: Homemade Fitness at 444 Cedarville Road in Williams Township.
· Il Gaetano Ristorante opened at 665 Columbus Ave., Phillipsburg.
Ciao! Sandwich Shoppe will open a second location on College Hill in Easton, replacing The Kettle Room
· Rene and Grisellies Benique opened Ezekiel 47 Cafe at 10 S. Fifth Ave., Fifth and Penn Ave., West Reading.
· The Alter Ego Salon and Day Spa at Emmaüs is hosting a grand opening on Sunday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a ribbon cutting at noon.
· Origen Latin Fusion opened on the site of the former Tomcat Cafe in Sinking Spring, Berks County.
· Sellersville Senior Residences will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 24th. The Bucks County Affordable Housing Community for Adults 55+ has 50 apartments, eight of which are designated for people with behavioral health needs.
· La Maison et la Grange d’Emmaus has opened its outdoor dining area and cigar bar. The house and barn are at 1449 Chestnut St. in Emmaus.
· Realtor Amanda Vachris and the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at Vachris’ new Keller Williams real estate office at 15 St. John St., Schuylkill Haven, at 4 p.m. on May 24.
· Il Gaetano Ristorante will hold a grand opening on Friday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. 665 Columbus Ave., Phillipsburg.
· First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union will hold a grand opening at its new headquarters in Trexlertown, 6126 Hamilton Blvd., on May 18.
· Vinyl Press Signs & Graphics has moved within Emmaüs. The new site is located at 15 S. Second St., not far from the old Sixth Street location.
Closing of Pedro’s Cafe at Emmaüs
SV Sports (formerly Schuylkill Valley Sports) will close Quakertown venue
Flemington DIY will host a grand reopening on May 14 at 26 Stangl Road, Flemington. The party will start at 10 a.m.
· Elpedio’s Ristorante in Seipsville opened at 2912 Old Nazareth Road in Easton. The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
· Uai Brazil opened at 315 Lehigh Ave, Palmerton, offering both a seated or buffet option.
· Colombian Restaurant Mex opened at 107 E Union Blvd in Bethlehem, offering traditional Colombian cuisine.
· Precision Ink opened at 161 W Berwick St. in Easton.
· King Wing opened a restaurant in Bethlehem at 129 E. Third St., serving wings and sandwiches.