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PREVIOUS OPENINGS AND CLOSURES
· Coal Winery and Kitchen at 81 Broad St., Bethlehem, has closed while its owner looks for a new location for the business, according to its Facebook page.
· Lowhill Township Supervisors approved a 312,120-square-foot commercial warehouse and distribution center on a 43.4-acre site on the west side of Route 100, south of the Kernsville Road intersection.
· Mint Gastropub at 1223 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, announced that it has temporarily closed to merge with a “well-known restaurant group” in Bethlehem.
· The Slatington Farmers Market opened its 28,000-square-foot showroom, which includes space for 53 vendors, as well as 4,000-square-foot event space.
· St. Luke’s University Health Network opened a new inpatient pediatric unit adjacent to the eight-bed pediatric intensive care unit at St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem.
· The 25th Asian House opened at the location of the former Tin Tin Chinese restaurant in the 25th Street Mall in Palmer Township.
· The Chick-Fil-A mall at Broadcasting Square in Spring Township was demolished to make way for a new expanded facility for the popular chicken sandwich restaurant.
· Maxatawny Township planners rejected plans for a Chipotle and Starbucks drive-thru locations at the intersection of Ivy League Drive and Kutztown Road.
· Cumru Township planners reviewed preliminary plans for the NorthPoint-Morgantown Trade Center, a 738,720-square-foot warehouse to be built on 75.2 acres at Morgantown Road (State Route 10) and Freemansville Road.
· Kutztown University has plans to expand its historic Poplar House to 13,161 square feet with an addition around the side and rear, but keeping the 129-year-old structure intact.
· A wine and beverage store could be located in a new two-unit building along the Blakeslee Boulevard Drive East shopping strip in Lehighton, Carbon County.
· ChristianaCare, a Delaware health care organization, has announced that it will purchase the former Jennersville Hospital in West Grove, Chester County.
· Garden of Health Inc. celebrated the opening of the new food bank warehouse at 201 Church Road, North Wales, in Montgomery County.
· Silverline Trailers Inc. opened its first Pennsylvania and Northeast location at 223 Porter Road, Pottstown, where it sells utility, cargo, dump, equipment and auto transport trailers.
· Opened a new shake and bowl restaurant, Sips & Berries, at 285 Maple Ave., Harleysville, Montgomery County.
· Terrain on the Parkway offers 160 brand new 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes at 1625 Lehigh Parkway East in Allentown.
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 been the leader in bank closings of late, it will hold a ribbon cutting for its new downtown Allentown office at 740 Hamilton St. on June 30.
If you are in the market for sterling silver jewelry, minerals and semi-precious gemstones, C&I Minerals is it now operates out of the South Mall at 3300 Lehigh St. in Allentown.
· Allentown-based utility PPL Corp. purchased a major Rhode Island utility.
· Ownership of Martellucci’s Pizzeria in Bethlehem has changed, but Paul and Donna Hlavinka and their family are in charge of the pizzeria at 1419 Easton Ave., as it has been operated for 49 years.
· Opened Dr. Jacob Kasprenski’s new Kasprenski Family Eye Care at 1088 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.
· Josie’s New York Deli in downtown Easton closed early in the COVID-19 pandemic, but a June 13 Historic District Commission meeting approved a request for a new sign on its building at 14 Center Square.
· Zekraft cafe has opened its second location at the Easton Silk Mill in Easton. The first Zekraft restaurant was opened in Bethlehem. Restaurant menus change frequently and focus on local ingredients.
Manta Massage at 319 Main St., Emmaus, will hold its grand opening on July 10 starting at 11 a.m.
· The former Iron Lakes Country Club, built in the late 1950s and early 1960s, will operate at 3625 Shankweiler Road in North Whitehall Township under its new name, The Club at Twin Lakes.
Prologis, a titan in the logistics industry, will own and operate three proposed warehouses in Upper Macungie Township on the former Air Products headquarters campus at 7201 Hamilton Blvd.
· Lehigh Valley Health Network ceremoniously opened its first Carbon County hospital: a $78 million, 100,578-square-foot facility at 2128 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive East in Mahoning Township.
· Pocono Township Commissioners voted to accept Swiftwater Solar’s draft final plan for the $111 million, 80-megawatt field on a 644-acre private site atop Bear Mountain that would include about 200,000 solar panels.
· Firetree Ltd. wants to expand its inpatient rehab operation at the former Sands Ford car dealership at 440 N Claude A Lord Blvd. (Route 61), Pottsville.
· A Dunkin’ in Schuylkill County located at 400 Terry Rich Blvd., St. Clair, has become the fourth location for the donut and coffee chain to go fully digital.
· The Conservatory music school in Bucks County is closing after 34 years, and school officials say the COVID-19 pandemic is the cause. The nonprofit, located at 4059 Skyron Drive, Doylestown, will close 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 Business and Entrepreneurship Center will be located at 119 Main St., Flemington.
· Honeygrow opens the Quakertown location, next to Chipotle on Route 309, on June 3.
Dunkin’ reopens remodeled restaurant at 1174 MacArthur Road in Whitehall Township
· Muse Modern Med Spa at 325 Fifth St. in Whitehall Township will have 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 later this summer.
Take It Outdoors Recreation Center has moved to a location along the Schuylkill River Trail at Riverfront Park in Pottstown, Montgomery County
· Pedego Electric Bikes has a new store in Lambertville, NJ at 13 N. Union St.
· Amanda Vachris opened a new Keller Williams real estate office at 15 St. John St. in Schuylkill Haven.
· Easton’s new West Ward Market will open Wednesday and will be open Wednesdays during the summer from 3 pm to 7 pm 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 operation 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 store on 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 is opening a new Allentown location at 1302 N. 18th St.
· St. John Chrysostom Academy, an Orthodox school serving grades 1-9 beginning this fall, held a grand opening at its St. Francis Center, Bethlehem campus.
· Easton Commons, a shopping center anchored by Giant Foods at 2920 Easton Ave., Bethlehem Township, has a new name: The Shops at Bethlehem.
· Carbon County is getting 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 expensive renovation.
· The Trading Post Warehouse opened at 401 Northampton St., Easton. The rustic furniture store makes custom tables for dining rooms, desks, 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 its 665 Columbus Ave., Phillipsburg location.
· Bye! Sandwich Shoppe will open a second location on College Hill in Easton, replacing The Kettle Room
· Rene and Grisellies Benique have opened Ezekiel 47 Cafe at 10 S. Fifth Ave., at Fifth and Penn avenues, in West Reading.
· Alter Ego Salon and Day Spa at Emmaus will have a grand opening on Sunday, May 22, from 11 am to 3 pm, with a ribbon cutting at noon.
· Origen Latin Fusion has 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 24. Bucks County’s affordable housing community for adults 55 and older has 50 apartments, with eight designated for people with behavioral health needs.
· The House and Barn in Emmaus has opened its open-air Shed dining area and cigar bar. The House and Barn is at 1449 Chestnut St. in Emmaus.
· Realtor Amanda Vachris and the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at Vachris’s new Keller Williams real estate office at 15 St. John St., Schuylkill Haven, at 4 pm on May 24.
· Il Gaetano Ristorante will hold a grand opening on Friday, May 20 at 5:30 pm at 665 Columbus Ave., Phillipsburg.
· First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union will hold a grand opening at its new Trexlertown location, 6126 Hamilton Blvd., on May 18.
· Vinyl Press Signs & Graphics has relocated within Emmaus. The new site is at 15 S. Second St., not far from the old Sixth Street location.
· Pedro’s Café in Emaús to close
SV Sports (formerly Schuylkill Valley Sports) to close Quakertown location
· Flemington DIY will host a grand reopening on May 14 at 26 Stangl Road, Flemington. The celebration will begin at 10 in the morning.
· Elpedio’s Ristorante in Seipsville opened at 2912 Old Nazareth Road in Easton. The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday.
· Uai Brasil opened its doors at 315 Lehigh Ave, Palmerton, offering sit-down or buffet options.
· Colombian Mex restaurant 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 Bethlehem location at 129 E. Third St., serving wings and sandwiches.