Opening and closing: business developments in the region Business news
This is what is happening at businesses in the Likhai Valley and beyond.
Il Gaetano Ristorante held Friday ribbon cutting at its 665 Columbus Ave., Phillipsburg, location. The restaurant is under new administration and has a new menu, including salads ($ 7 to $ 9), pasta ($ 15 to $ 23) and an assortment of pasta, chicken, veal and fish dishes for about $ 15 to $ 25.
A new gym has appeared in the Easton district: Home fitness at 444 Cedarville Road in Williams. The gym provides personal training, semi-personal training, golf training, training camp, sports training and nutrition training.
Trade Post Depot at 401 Northampton St., Easton, the grand opening took place on Thursday. The village furniture store produces custom tables for canteens, desks, convention centers and more.
“Tables are also becoming a topic of conversation,” says the store’s website. “They are both works of art and really functional furniture.”
Each table is handmade from Pennsylvania wood.
The chain that many residents of the Likhai Valley crave is yet to come to the region. This Trader Joe, a California grocery brand that sells gourmet foods, products, vegetarian and organic products, and unusual imported goods. Some places sell alcohol, including Charles Shaw, the so-called Two-Buck Chuck wine. The Two-Buck Chuck costs $ 3.99 at Trader Joe’s store near Princeton, New Jersey, but originally cost $ 1.99 when it was introduced in California 20 years ago.
At the moment, the network does not plan to locate at the local level: “Unfortunately, the new store in Licha Valley is not on our list,” the company said in a statement.
Keystone Pub in the city of Bethlehem, at 3259 East Avenue, reopened after a long and costly renovation. The 216-year-old building has a new bar, more TVs and a new layout.
Carbon County tastes Brazil Wye Brazil BBQ at 315 Lehigh Ave. UAI is served in the style of “radio” or “everything you can eat” for $ 39.99 ($ 19.99 for ages 7 to 10) with meat offerings of piquancy, fish, New York Strip, pork, chicken and sausage table and sliced.
There’s a $ 17.99 buffet with black beans with rice, cabbage, plantain, bacon, carrots, eggs, chicken salad, potato salad, tomatoes and lettuce, as well as several Brazilian offerings. In the buffet meat can be purchased for a pound and shared. Brazilian-style sandwiches and burgers are available for $ 8 to $ 13.
Owners Marian Pessoa and husband Salini from the town of Whitehall have no experience in the restaurant, but they have experience in cooking Brazilian food. They chose “uai” for the name because in Portuguese (Brazilian) uai is a shout, like “wow” in English.
Uai Brasil is on the former site Papa Al’s Pizzeria, who moved to 346 Delaware Ave.
General dollar wants to increase its footprint in Schuylkill County. The discount chain wants to add a store at 201 Pottsville St. in Port Carbon, near the border with Mechanicsville. The site developer wants to take a break from the parking requirements by asking to have 34 spaces instead of the required 45. A zoning hearing will be held on June 1 at 6pm at the Shuilkil County Courthouse to consider this request.
Another former property of Bethlehem Steel Corp. gets a new use, but this one is all over the country. RH, the company, formerly known as Restoration Hardware, took away Steel’s old offices overlooking San Francisco Bay and turned them into a restaurant with two wine bars and a home furniture showroom.
The properties of the former Steel company have been reused locally for SteelStacks warehouses, industry and entertainment, and a huge logistics center in Baltimore. In Bethlehem, the site of the former Martin Tower will be converted into a shopping, residential and office complex.
Shift4, a financial technology company from Lehigh County takes over payment processing at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Shift4 will handle online and personal payments at the 76ers and Flyers home. Every year more than 250 events are held in the arena. The event-level space will be called Shift4 Club. Shift4, founded in 1994 by Jared Isaacman, is based in Hanover, Lehigh County, and handles more than 3.5 billion transactions annually.
In Reading, the Christian school received permission to open a zoning in the former Evangelical and Reformed Church of St. Mark at 211 W. Greenwich Street. Christian Academy of Shooters plans to open in August about 20 students from Mennonite churches who attend kindergarten until fifth grade. The school’s goal is to expand to K-12 classes with a maximum enrollment of 100. If enrollment exceeds 50, shooters will need to return to the city to test the impact of growth on the neighborhood.
The Brothers That Just Do Gutters are not a new operation, but they open in Allentown at 1302 N. 18th St. The Brothers and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a grand opening on Friday, June 3, from 3pm to 5pm, with ribbon-slicing at 3.30pm. Registration can be done through the Chamber’s website. Music and food track will be played at the grand opening of the enterprise – the name speaks for itself.
Academy of St. John Chrysostom, The Orthodox school, which serves grades 1-9 starting this fall, held a grand opening at its St. Francis Center in Bethlehem, a campus on Wednesday. The school intends to raise the score annually until it serves students before graduating from high school. “Students will be immersed in a culture that puts the love of learning and the love of God at the heart of all scientific pursuits,” the school said. St. John Chrysostom was an early church father who served as archbishop of Constantinople. Died in 407.
The digital financial world is moving forward and traditional affiliates are closing. The Wales Fargo Bank branch at 541 Main St. in Slatington is due to close on 3 August. The nearest branch is in Schneksville, about five miles away. Meanwhile, earlier this month, Wells Fargo closed at 541 Pierce St. in Kingston, Lucerne County. A representative of the bank said that the branch network is constantly evaluated in terms of customer needs.
The world economy has come a long way Vizinex RFID, manufacturer of radio frequency identification tags in East Allen. Assa Abloy AB Sweden has acquired a company from the county of Northampton at a price not disclosed. Vizinex products can be used to track medical equipment, drilling parts, weapons and virtually any other physical product. RFID tags are used for security and control of supply chains. Vizinek will be merged into HID Global Assa Abloy.
Easton Commons, The mall, located at Giant Foods at 2920 Easton Ave., Bethlehem Township, has a new name: Shops in Bethlehem. Many buyers were unaware of the old name, and Eastan is about seven miles to the east. The new name reflects the location in the township and across the road from the city of Bethlehem.
“We felt that the name of the mall should be more representative of the community it serves,” said Sarah Feeney Miller, vice president of the NAI Summit. The NAI Summit is leasing at The Shops at Bethlehem. Other tenants include MAXX Fitness, Dairy Queen and Vic’s Bagels.
About 274 apartments are being added to the two plots adjacent to The Shops, with more housing planned in the east on Farmersville Road in the township and in the north along Linden Street in Bethlehem.
Home furniture decor, the network, located in the town of Whitehall, hints on its Facebook page about taking a place in the Palmer Park Mall. In a post on social media from Istana, the furniture retailer shows vacant space in the mall where the Bon-Ton store used to be located.
The old man Montex Textile Factory near South Sixth Street in Allentown may become a new apartment. The City Council approved a change in zoning that will allow housing development, in this case 144 apartments in four three-story houses. A final plan has not been submitted and several levels of approval are still required. Some residents oppose the proposal to add apartment buildings in the neighborhood of predominantly single-family homes.