Metropolis Heart COO expects Sports activities & Social to assist with Allentown's revitalization

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Sports activities & Social is formally open in downtown Allentown.

“We love every little thing about Metropolis Heart, we love every little thing about Allentown. The growth of our model from what we do at Xfinity Dwell in Philadelphia. So many individuals know us from there, so we couldn’t be extra thrilled,” mentioned Scott Steenrod, COO of Dwell! Eating and Leisure.

It is changing the Hamilton Kitchen and Bar.

It is a idea from the Cordish Firms, the identical minds behind Xfinity Dwell! in Philadelphia.

“Our total administration crew is native and we use their information to form all the expertise with the area people in thoughts. From the design, sports activities memorabilia, beers from Fegley’s and Bru Daddy’s,” Steenrod mentioned.

The 8,000-square-foot house has two bars with eating and nightlife, in addition to social video games and an out of doors bar and patio.

“Our signature characteristic you may’t miss is our 25-foot video wall,” Steenrod mentioned.

It is one of many first main outdoors investments within the downtown.

“This has been a short while coming. It took us some time to construct our flats, our workplaces right here, however now we really feel like we’re simply cusping,” mentioned Metropolis Heart COO Judy Borrelli.

She says it is the subsequent step within the metropolis’s revitalization.

“I believe that is going to be extra of a regional draw. It is not simply our downtown which is sweet as a result of that provides the chance for folks to begin to socialize, which is a part of their identify,” Borrelli mentioned.

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Sports activities & Social can be open till midnight on weeknights and a pair of a.m. on weekends.