Openings and Closings: Enterprise happenings across the space

The Keystone Pub on Easton Avenue in Bethlehem closed final spring for renovations, and whereas no opening date has been made public, work is transferring alongside. The constructing, generally known as the Butztown Lodge years in the past, on the busy intersection of Easton Avenue and Willow Park Street is promoting for employees. The pub’s social media says a gap date remains to be TBD (to be decided) however work is transferring nearer to completion.

The previous grist mill was in-built 1806 by George Butz alongside the Nancy Run Creek. A plaque on the high of the wall going through east notes “G Butz 1806.” Butz additionally gave his title to the village of Butztown that sprang up across the mill.

An Allentown establishment shut down final week when Nick’s Diner closed its doorways. The 1802 Tilghman St. restaurant’s house owners mentioned on social media that “it is time to relaxation and give attention to our household.”

Nick’s was open for 21 years and was identified for its household environment.

Nice Wolf Lodge is rising. It has damaged floor on an growth that can embody 30 1,500-square-foot villas for households staying on the Pocono Township, Monroe County, resort. The household water park can also be including a brand new restaurant. The villas will likely be obtainable to be used in 2023.

City & Nation Lanes on Stefko Boulevard in Bethlehem has been bought for $900,000 and now operates as Metal Metropolis Bowl & Brews. City & Nation was the scene of many bowling events for youngsters over time. Metal Metropolis is promising lots of adjustments and enhancements to the bowling heart, however it’s open now with renovations on the best way: “A contemporary new look, new scoring system coming in late March, expanded hours with extra open bowling” are just some of the adjustments on the best way.

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Metal Metropolis Bowl & Brews may even have reside leisure and a 24-tap self-serve wall of craft beers as a part of the plan to be the Lehigh Valley’s premier bowling heart.

The Better Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting Friday at Tru Health, 2200 West Hamilton St., Allentown. Tru Health provides one-on-one and group actions together with boxing, together with coaching for common efficiency and to realize muscle tone. There are additionally applications for cardio health, weight reduction and core energy.

“Do not want for it, work for it” is coach Bilal Jones’s motto.

An previous Checkers franchise was hauled away this week in Allentown to make manner for a “rooster wars” battler. Popeye’s will change the failed burger outlet at 1935 S. Fourth St.

Popeyes sells fried rooster, and a few trade analysts say a sandwich it launched in 2019 began “the rooster wars” within the fast-food world.

Allentown has a brand new Wawa, this one at 364 Susquehanna St. The Pennsylvania-based chain has been increasing within the space, together with rivals Sheetz, Royal Farms and different gasoline station/comfort shops.

The brand new retailer will promote Wawa’s traditional menu of sandwiches and hoagies, together with espresso, breakfast objects and drinks. Wawa operates greater than 850 shops, with about 600 additionally promoting gasoline.

The corporate’s markets embody Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.

Extra Wawas are on the best way, for Decrease Nazareth, simply off Route 191, and Route 412 in Bethlehem on the entrance to town close to the Route 78 interchange, on the positioning of the previous Chris’s restaurant.

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One other is proposed for Highland Avenue in Hanover Township (Northampton County) simply off Route 512, and in South Whitehall Township, plans have been submitted for a Wawa at Route 309 and Chapmans Street. That challenge was held up a bit by a township ordinance limiting how shut two gasoline stations will be. No cause for that ordinance may very well be discovered, although it might have been designed to stop clusters of gasoline stations at intersections, in line with one township official.

In Bethlehem Township, a Wawa has been proposed for the previous Leiser’s rental heart off Route 191. Neighbors have objected, citing site visitors and lighting.

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard of Hellertown held a grand re-opening Wednesday with the Hellertown-Decrease Saucon Chamber of Commerce. New proprietor Jay Losagio, a former Hellertown resident who now lives in Decrease Nazareth, mentioned he is wanting ahead to the 2022 season and past.

The Junkluggers have introduced their eco-friendly strategy to junk removing to the Lehigh Valley. Franchise proprietor Jack DaSilva left a financial-services profession to run the fourth Junkluggers in Pennsylvania. The enterprise serves residential and industrial prospects out of its Bethlehem location, with a aim of retaining reusable waste out of landfills. DaSilva may even construct relationships with native non-profit teams that may profit from used objects.

“It is all about serving to out our group, taking junk away after which giving again to those that want it,” DaSilva mentioned in an announcement. “That is all whereas lowering waste by recycling and retaining junk out of landfills.”

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The Whitehall Township Chick-Fil-A is holding a grand reopening of its eating room with the Whitehall Space Chamber Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. There will likely be reside music and giveaways throughout the occasion with the ribbon reducing at 9:30 a.m.

Outside retailer Fortunoff Yard Retailer will maintain a grand opening April 1 by means of April 3 at Hamilton Crossings, 833 N. Krocks Rd., Higher Macungie Township. The opening weekend will embody giveaways and the shop will make a donation to Lehigh Valley Reilly Kids’s Hospital.