Openings and Closings: Enterprise happenings in our space

Rene and Grisellies Benique have opened Ezekiel 47 Cafe at 10 S. Fifth Ave., off Fifth and Penn avenues, in West Studying. The identify is in honor of the forty seventh chapter of the Guide of Ezekiel from the Previous Testomony. The couple serves espresso, tea, sandwiches and extra on the cafe, which has an environment of rustic and inventive atmosphere.

Present hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday via Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday. The menu lists paninis, soup, pastries and salads, and on-line ordering is on the market. Ezekiel 47 serves fresh-brewed espresso and loose-leaf tea. The cafe has been open for a few month, and held its grand opening Friday.

Alter Ego Salon and Day Spa in Emmaus is holding a grand opening Sunday, Could 22, from 11 a.m. to three p.m., with a ribbon slicing at midday. Alter Ego has hair stylists and supplies manicures, pedicures and facial therapies.

The spa’s posted hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday via Thursday; 9 a.m. to three p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to five p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and it’s closed on Sundays.

Olympus Corp. is including a brand new facility in Bethlehem. The Japan-based optics and medical-device firm’s subsidiary Evident will open in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII someday this summer season.

About 30 workers on the website off Route 412 will deal with microscope repairs and distribution. Olympus and developer/land proprietor J.G. Petrucci Co. introduced the brand new website Wednesday. The U.S. headquarters of Olympus is in Heart Valley. The worldwide firm has greater than 31,000 workers and operates in 40 nations.

Origen Latin Fusion has opened on the website of the previous Tomcat Cafe in Sinking Spring, Berks County. The restaurant’s focus is Dominican meals, with different Latin influences. Sisters/homeowners Jannette Marmolejos and Grace Diaz plan to serve Studying’s giant Dominican group with Caribbean meals.

The signature dish is mofongo, crammed with a selection of pork stomach, rooster or shrimp. The restaurant additionally serves breakfast. It’s open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, and Wednesday via Saturday; 10 a.m. to eight p.m. Sunday, and closed Tuesday.

Sellersville Senior Residences will maintain a ribbon-cutting ceremony Could 24. The Bucks County affordable-housing group for adults 55 and older has 50 residences, with eight allotted for folks with behavioral well being wants. The residences have been constructed to satisfy energy-efficiency requirements set by the federal Division of Power.

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Grace Impressed Ministries put up the advanced with improvement associate Leon N. Weiner & Associates. Grace additionally operates the Lutheran Neighborhood at Telford and The Neighborhood at Rockhill.

Sellersville Senior Residences obtained Low Earnings Housing Tax Credit from the state of Pennsylvania. Financing was made via the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Company, S&T Financial institution, the Federal Dwelling Mortgage Financial institution of Pittsburgh and Bucks County.

Lehigh Valley residents normally welcome a brand new Wawa however plans for a novel pick-up solely retailer are on maintain in Decrease Macungie Township. The chain desires to place a 2,030-square-foot restaurant on one acre on the Trexler Enterprise Heart on Hamilton Boulevard, adjoining to the Film Tavern and First Commonwealth Credit score Union headquarters. Entry to Wawa would solely be from contained in the Enterprise Heart, in a roundabout way off Hamilton Boulevard.

This Wawa could be for drive-thru service and curbside pickup of ready meals and drinks solely. Decrease Macungie has raised points about parking and site visitors circulate. Wawa representatives mentioned they may make landscaping modifications and traffic-flow alterations to fulfill these issues.

Close to the proposed Wawa, Chick-fil-A desires to increase to 2 drive-thru lanes from one, together with different modifications to the prevailing restaurant. These plans are additionally topic to additional township overview.

The Bake Home on Primary in Phillipsburg is closing Could 29, although maybe not completely. The 215 N. Primary St. retailer bakes bagels, muffins, cupcakes and extra will shut for maternity go away. See the Bake Home’s social media for extra data. Present playing cards needs to be used earlier than the time limit, in line with the bakery’s Fb web page.

Pedro’s Cafe at 318 Primary St. in Emmaus closes Sunday for the final time. The homeowners of the espresso home and restaurant that targeted on fair-trade espresso and sustainable practices are placing this chapter of their life “on maintain,” in line with their Fb web page. Pedro’s labored with different native small companies and farms to advertise the group.

Though Sunday is the ultimate day of normal operations, the cafe’s social media signifies it might open for yet one more day earlier than the top of Could. Verify Pedro’s Fb web page for data.

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The Rink at Lehigh Valley in Whitehall Township has been offered, and which means skating is coming to an finish. Joe Pennisi, who leases and operates the rink, has to inform the Lehigh Valley Scholastic League and different customers that the rink will shut as of Could 31. The brand new possession group won’t proceed working the rink, Pennisi mentioned. Their plans will not be identified but.

An extended-time eyesore in Wilson Borough could lastly be getting a brand new use. The Dixie Cup plant off twenty fifth Road has a brand new proprietor. New Jersey developer Nick Tsapatsaris mentioned he’s shopping for the constructing from Joseph Reibman, and he plans to make use of it for a “last-mile” logistics heart, the place merchandise are distributed for last supply.

The sale just isn’t last but. A number of plans have been proposed for the previous paper cup plant over time, together with residences. Manufacturing ended on the plant within the Eighties.

Kyle Riggs, proprietor of Paradise by the Slice on East Penn Avenue in Wernersville, Berks County, is taking up two extra: The Pike Cafe at Pike and Moss Streets in Studying, and Shirley’s Cafe & Tequila Bar at 1516 Duke St. in Laureldale. Transfers of the properties haven’t gone via but, and no modifications are deliberate at both of Riggs’ two new operations, in line with a Fb publish.

The employees at The Pike Cafe and at Shirley’s will stay, and the menus won’t change. Riggs purchased Paradise by the Slice three years in the past. The Pike has been open since 1985, whereas Shirley’s lately marked its eighth anniversary.

The Studying Dermatology Beauty Heart is holding a grand re-opening Monday from 6 p.m. to eight p.m. at its 3317 Penn Ave. location. Studying Dermatology Associates will exhibit its new area, and there will probably be raffles, meals, drinks, product demonstrations, and extra. The dermatology apply supplies surgical and beauty dermatological take care of sufferers of all ages.

Vinyl Press Indicators & Graphics has relocated inside Emmaus. The brand new website is 15 S. Second St., not removed from the previous Sixth Road location. The enterprise makes indicators, window movies, enterprise graphics, enterprise playing cards, branded attire, promotional objects, yard indicators and extra.

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The Home and Barn in Emmaus has opened its Shed for enterprise, with drinks and $10 cigars accessible within the 18th century construction, which is open to the surface. The Home and Barn is at 1449 Chestnut St. in Emmaus, on a historic homestead. The primary restaurant, separate from the Shed, serves American fare and has dwell leisure weekly.

The Bethlehem Volunteer Firefighters Affiliation desires to increase their constructing at 6 Hillmond St. and add a deck, however neighbors are involved. The affiliation contends that the deck could be a non-smoking space with no music performed exterior, however neighbors mentioned throughout a Bethlehem Zoning Listening to board assembly that they’re involved about noise. No determination has been made but on the growth request.

The previous Iron Lakes Nation Membership in North Whitehall Township is now The Membership at Twin Lakes, after the Jaindl household bought the course. The membership additionally has new administration, KemperSports of Illinois.

Dorney Park reopened Friday for the season. The park’s Wildwater Kingdom is because of open Saturday, Could 28. Verify the South Whitehall Township park’s social media for particular opening occasions.

Working dates and occasions are topic to vary with out discover, in line with the park’s web site.

First Commonwealth Federal Credit score Union will maintain a grand opening at its new headquarters in Trexlertown, 6126 Hamilton Blvd., on Could 18, beginning at 11:30 a.m., ribbon slicing at midday. The celebration ends at 12:30 p.m.

Il Gaetano Ristorante will maintain a grand opening on Friday, Could 20, at 5:30 p.m. The 665 Columbus Ave., Phillipsburg, restaurant, is holding the occasion along side the Phillipsburg Chamber of Commerce.

Realtor Amanda Vachris and the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce will maintain a ribbon slicing at Vachris’s new Keller Williams Actual Property workplace at 15 St. John St., Schuylkill Haven, at 4 p.m. on Could 24. The occasion is free; the chamber asks visitors to register on the Schuylkill Chamber web site.

La Spa & Nail Bar will maintain a grand opening from 11 a.m. to closing on Friday, Could 20, with a ribbon slicing at 11 a.m. The 2765 Papermill Highway (Broadcasting Sq.) spa in Wyomissing may have a DJ and prizes for its celebration.