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The Pottsville Schuylkill County Surgery Center will be closed after June 28, 2022

· Terrain on the Parkway offers 160 new 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments at 1625 Lehigh Parkway East in Allentown. Other amenities include a club room, fitness center, meeting rooms, and package lockers. Monthly rentals start at $1,575 with three bedroom, two bath units starting at $2,540.

· Another company with local roots will soon be located on the former site of the flagship department store Hess. Lehigh Valley native Don Wenner is relocating his real estate investment and finance firm DLP Capital from Bethlehem to Allentown at 835 W. Hamilton St.

· Although Wells Fargo has been a leader in bank closures recently, it will cut a ribbon on June 30 for its new office in downtown Allentown at 740 Hamilton St.

· If you are in the sterling silver jewelry, minerals and semi-precious stones market, C&I Minerals has you covered now operating at the South Mall at 3300 Lehigh St. in Allentown.

· Allentown-based utility company PPL Corp. is pursuing a new approach after two major transactions. It sold its UK operations, removed many of the risks and currency complications from its business, and bought a large utility in Rhode Island.

· The ownership of Martellucci’s Pizzeria in Bethlehem has changed, but the tradition of nearly half a century continues there. Paul and Donna Hlavinka and their family run the pizzeria on Easton Ave. 1419 as it has been for 49 years.

· dr Jacob Kasprenski’s father and grandfather were both physicians in the Lehigh Valley and now he is following in their footsteps and serving the community. His new Kasprenski Family Eye Care has opened at 1088 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.

· This longtime lunch spot in downtown Easton closed early during the COVID-19 pandemic but may be making a comeback. A plan to share the space with a vegan deli didn’t work, but a Historic District Commission meeting on June 13 approved a request for a new sign at Josie’s at 14 Center Square.

· Café Zekraft has opened its second location at Easton Silk Mill in Easton. The first Zekraft restaurant opened in Bethlehem. Restaurant menus change frequently with an emphasis on local ingredients.

· The Manta Massage at 319 Main St., Emmaus, will be inaugurated on July 10 from 11:00 am. Services offered include facial cupping and massages, including targeted warm Himalayan salt stones and targeted facial massage.

· The former Iron Lakes Country Club, established in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, operates at 3625 Shankweiler Road in North Whitehall Township under its new name The Club at Twin Lakes. The Jaindl family bought the golf course last year and modernized it together with KemperSports Management.

· Prologis, a titan in the logistics industry, is Air Products and Chemicals’ choice to own and operate three warehouses planned in Upper Macungie Township. The industrial gases company said Prologis will use part of the former Air Products headquarters campus at 7201 Hamilton Blvd. for the warehouses totaling approximately 2.6 million square feet.

· The Lehigh Valley Health Network ceremonially opened its first hospital in Carbon County – a 100,578 square foot, $78 million facility that officials described as a “full-service community hospital.” It is located at 2128 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive East in Mahoning Township.

· Pocono Township Officials voted to approve a plan to build Pennsylvania’s largest mountainside solar field, despite pleas from some residents to oppose the project on environmental grounds. The commissioners voted 4-1 to accept Swiftwater Solar’s interim final plan for the $111 million, 80-megawatt field on a private 644-acre site atop Bear Mountain that would include approximately 200,000 solar panels .

Firetree Ltd., which is based in Williamsport and operates treatment centers for people with drug and alcohol addiction and other clients who are being released from prison, is looking to expand its residential rehab operation at the former Sands Ford dealership at 440 N Claude A Mr Blvd. (Way 61), Pottsville. To do so, it requires approval from the Pottsville Zoning Hearing Board regarding use of the land.

· A Dunkin’ in Schuylkill County is only the fourth location for the donut and coffee chain to go fully digital. The remodeled store at 400 Terry Rich Blvd., St. Clair, has replaced its traditional order counter with two in-store kiosks where customers can place digital orders and pay with a credit card or Dunkin’ Gift Card.

The Bucks County Conservatory Music School is closing after 34 years and school officials say the COVID-19 pandemic is the cause. The nonprofit, based at 4059 Skyron Drive, Doylestown, will close on June 30.

· A Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Arby’s will be built on the site of the former Ahart’s Market off Route 22 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

· The offices of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce and the Unity Bank Center for Business & Entrepreneurship are located at 119 Main St., Flemington. The building was constructed in 1847 and was once the home of George Hall Large, who served as President of the New Jersey State Senate.

Honeygrow is opening a location in Quakertown next to Chipotle on Route 309 on June 3.

· Dunkin’ opens a remodeled restaurant at 1174 MacArthur Road in Whitehall Township

· The Muse Modern Med Spa at 325 Fifth St. in Whitehall Township will open with a grand opening on June 4th.

· Around Again, a consignment store, opened at 154 S. Main St., Phillipsburg

· Steak and Steel Hibachi, a restaurant located in the facilities at 44 W. Walnut St., Bethlehem, still plans to open in late summer.

· Take It Outdoors Recreation Hub has relocated to a location on the Schuylkill River Trail in Riverfront Park in Pottstown, Montgomery County

Pedego Electric Bikes has a new location in Lambertville, NJ at 13 N. Union St.

· Amanda Vachris has opened a new estate office from Keller Williams at 15 St. John St. in Schuylkill Haven.

· Easton’s new West Ward Market opens on Wednesdays and is open 3pm-7pm all summer. Established by the Greater Easton Development Partnership, the market will sell fresh produce on 12th Street next to Paxinosa Elementary School.

· Ciao Sandwich Shoppe adds 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 opens and ribbon cuts June 16 at 46 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. The celebration begins at 5:00 p.m., with the ribbon cutting at 5:45 p.m

· Bethlehem’s Back Door Bakeshop reopens as a wholesale operation at 7 E. Church St. in the city’s historic district. The store had been open as a retail outlet on Broad and Center streets for nine years before announcing in March it would close the store on April 3 and “return to its origins as a wholesale store”.

·The Beef Baron on Catasauqua Road in Bethlehem is closed indefinitely for renovations

· The Brothers That Just Do Gutters open a new location in Allentown, 1302 N. 18th St.

· St. John Chrysostom Academy, an Orthodox school serving grades 1 through 9 beginning this fall, held a grand opening on the campus of St. Francis Center in Bethlehem.

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 gets at the Uai Brasil BBQ at 315 Lehigh Ave. a foretaste of Brazil in Palmerton.

· The Keystone Pub in Bethlehem Township at 3259 Easton Avenue has reopened after a lengthy and expensive renovation.

· Opening of Trading Post Depot 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 location at 665 Columbus Ave., Phillipsburg.

· Bye! Sandwich Shoppe opens second location on College Hill in Easton, replacing The Kettle Room

· Rene and Grisellies Benique have opened the Ezekiel 47 Cafe at 10 S. Fifth Ave. off Fifth and Penn Avenues in West Reading.

· Alter Ego Salon and Day Spa in Emmaus is having a grand opening on Sunday 22nd May from 11am to 3pm with a band crossing at 12pm.

· Origen Latin Fusion has opened on the site of the former Tomcat Cafe in Sinking Spring, Berks County.

· Sellersville Senior Residences will have a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 24th. Bucks County’s affordable residential community for adults 55 and older has 50 apartments, eight of which are reserved for people with behavioral health needs.

· The House and Barn at Emmaus has opened its Shed al fresco dining and cigar bar area. The house and barn are located at 1449 Chestnut St., Emmaus.

· Broker Amanda Vachris and the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce will cut the ribbon at 4pm on May 24 at Vachris’ new real estate office, Keller Williams Real Estate, at 15 St. John St., Schuylkill Haven.

· Il Gaetano Ristorante will have a grand opening on Friday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. at 665 Columbus Ave., Phillipsburg.

· The First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union will host a grand opening on May 18 at its new Trexlertown headquarters at 6126 Hamilton Blvd.

· Vinyl Press Signs & Graphics has moved within Emmaus. The new location is 15 S. Second St., not far from the former Sixth Street location.

· Pedro’s Cafe in Emmaus will be closed

· SV Sports (formerly Schuylkill Valley Sports) to close Quakertown location

· Flemington DIY is holding a grand reopening on May 14th at 26 Stangl Road, Flemington. The celebration begins at 10 a.m

· Elpedio’s Ristorante in Seipsville has opened at 2912 Old Nazareth Road in Easton. The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

· Uai Brazil has opened at 315 Lehigh Ave, Palmerton and offers both seated and buffet options.

· The Colombian Mex restaurant opened at 107 E Union Blvd in Bethlehem and offers traditional Colombian cuisine.

· Precision Ink opens at 161 W Berwick St. in Easton.

· King Wing opened a branch in Bethlehem at 129 E. Third St. serving wings and sandwiches.


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