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Saying goodbye to greater than 70 Lehigh Valley companies that closed in 2020, many resulting from COVID-19

One after the other, numerous Lehigh Valley enterprise house owners advised lehighvalleylive.com they grew to become financially ravaged in 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on March 19 ordered all non-life-sustaining companies to shut their doorways. Important companies then allowed to function included something from supermarkets to medical and healthcare amenities to eating places for carryout and supply. Wolf on June 26 then moved the Lehigh Valley to the inexperienced part (the least restrictive of his three-tiered reopening plan), permitting for the reopening of a number of companies with restrictions, together with most capability pointers.

Restaurateurs particularly took one other monetary blow when Wolf on Dec. 11 shut down indoor eating as constructive instances of COVID-19 surged. These present restrictions — via the vacation season — aren’t anticipated to be lifted till Eight a.m. Jan. 4.

Many companies merely couldn’t stand up to the back-to-back monetary hits and determined to shut doorways completely. Others determined to desert brick-and-mortar websites in favor of solely e-commerce operations. Main chains in 2020 moreover filed for chapter safety, citing the monetary woes as a result of pandemic as the explanation.

We discovered a number of mom-and-pop house owners posting on social media about monetary struggles and thanking clients for his or her loyal patronage all through the years. Different house owners stated it was merely time to bow out after decades-long runs and a few have been wanting ahead to retirement.

Listed below are the locations we needed to say goodbye to in 2020:

The mall alongside Route 22 on the border of Lopatcong and Pohatcong townships started sending out eviction notices to remaining tenants round Christmas Eve 2019 and after no less than two-thirds of the storefronts vacated, in addition to two of its anchor shops have been demolished.

Phillipsburg Mall

The mall alongside Route 22 on the border of Lopatcong and Pohatcong townships started sending out eviction notices to remaining tenants round Christmas Eve 2019. By that time, no less than two-thirds of the storefronts vacated, in addition to two of its anchor shops have been demolished. The plan by proprietor Namdar Realty Group, based mostly in Lengthy Island, was to “repurpose the property.”

By the top of March, all remaining tenants have been being requested to vacate because the mall went underneath contract to be bought to a developer eager to demolish it and assemble an 852,000-square-foot warehouse. Lopatcong Township Council in March additionally obtained its first take a look at the proposal for the 72-acre venture by St. Louis, Missouri-based CRG Built-in Actual Property Answer.

CRG’s proposal would retain about 100,000 sq. ft of retail within the present Kohl’s and eating places alongside Route 22, all of that are on properties which were divided off from the mall itself.

Tocci’s Tailgater’s Pub & Grill

The pub and grill at 1313 Heart St. in late March 2020 closed its doorways for good in Bethlehem.

Tocci’s Tailgater’s Pub & Grill

The Bethlehem pub and grill at 1313 Heart St. closed its doorways in late March because the pandemic arrived, however the closure grew to become everlasting in December.

The restaurant’s proprietor, Joe Tocci, took to the enterprise’ Fb web page on Dec. 10 to thank loyal patrons. He cited the coronavirus pandemic as a motive for the closure and advised lehighvalleylive.com he reached monetary hurdles in attempting to purchase the enterprise outright coupled with the restrictions set forth by Gov. Wolf.

“It’s time I formally say goodbye to all my loyal clients, as a brand new enterprise I couldn’t survive COVID-19, the restrictions have been to (sic) a lot,” Tocci said within the submit. “I’ve so many reminiscences and met quite a lot of wonderful folks over the past Three plus years, at the moment would have been the beginning of yr 5. I miss everybody a lot.”

Tocci went on to explain Tailgaters as much like the sitcom “Cheers” and stated the “meals was superior” and the environment was “2nd to none.”

“I wish to additionally thank my loyal workers which I miss on a regular basis,” he stated.

Lenox

Lenox on June 30 introduced on the corporate’s Fb web page it could be closing all its outlet and warehouse shops on account of the coronavirus pandemic. The closures included Lenox’s sole regional location at The Retailers at Wind Creek Bethlehem.

“We are able to’t thanks sufficient for being a loyal retailer shopper,” the posting said.

Lenox’s on-line retailer at lenox.com stays in operation.

Love Tradition

The fashionable girls’s and teenage’s attire retailer in March started posting indicators illustrating deep reductions because it ready to shut store on the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township. The chain, geared toward girls within the 18-to-35 age group, was based in 2007 by Perpetually 21 executives Jai Rhee and Bennett Koo, in accordance with revealed studies and the corporate’s LinkedIn web page.

Love Tradition Inc. in July 2014 initially filed for Chapter 11 chapter. In a 2014 court docket submitting, the corporate’s chief restructuring officer, Rick Bunka, then said gross sales remained beneath projections, whereas distributors that spring started curbing credit score and demanding cost for items sooner or upon supply, resulting in “important liquidity challenges,” in accordance with a Reuters report. There have been greater than 80 brick-and-mortar shops in 29 states on the time of submitting for chapter.

Pet Valu

The pet meals and provides retailer at 4727 Freemansburg Ave. within the Madison Farms procuring heart in Bethlehem Township had its final day on Dec. 28, 2020 and an worker who answered the telephone at an Allentown location stated all remaining regional areas have been anticipated to shut Dec. 29, 2020.

Pet Valu

The pet meals and provides retailer at 4727 Freemansburg Ave. within the Madison Farms procuring heart in Bethlehem Township had its final day on Dec. 28 and an worker who answered the telephone at an Allentown location stated all remaining regional areas have been anticipated to shut Dec. 29.

The chain this previous November introduced plans to “start a wind down of its operations” as a result of influence from the coronavirus pandemic. The corporate expects all of its 358 shops and warehouses within the northeastern and midwestern United States, in addition to its company workplace in Wayne, Pennyslvania, will shut down.

Different regional areas embody in Hellertown, Wind Hole, Allentown, Pohatcong Township and Hackettstown.

Saucon Sq. Cleaners

The dry cleansing enterprise closed store in Decrease Saucon Township in October, in accordance with a report in The Morning Name.

The situation at 3683 Route 378 within the Saucon Valley Sq. procuring heart had an indication asserting the Oct. Three closure on the storefront’s window.

“Thanks to all our buddies who’ve supported us over the previous 21 years!” house owners had posted. “We’ll miss you!”

Portrait Improvements

Portrait Improvements shut down at The Promenade Retailers at Saucon Valley in Higher Saucon Township in early January.

The Charlotte, North Carolina-based chain filed for Chapter 11 chapter safety in 2017. Someday simply after New 12 months’s Day 2020, the chain closed greater than 100 studios nationally, studies AL.com. The chain’s web site then shut down and its Fb and different social media pages have been eliminated.

Kmart in Walnutport

Kmart, 400 N. Finest Ave., in Walnutport was the Lehigh Valley’s final remaining location.

Kmart

The Lehigh Valley’s ultimate Kmart retailer, 400 N. Finest Ave., in Walnutport shuttered someday this previous summer season with a retailer worker then telling a lehighvalleylive.com reporter all workers have been advised the ultimate day could be Aug. 30.

Kmart, 801 Male Highway, in Wind Hole shut down someday in March — a couple of months after the Wilson Borough retailer shuttered in mid-December 2019.

The closures got here within the wake of the low cost retailer’s monetary woes. Father or mother firm, Transformco, was fashioned after Sears Holdings declared chapter in October 2018 beneath a reported $11.Three billion in debt. Whereas the corporate did re-emerge considerably after the chapter, Transformco nonetheless introduced in November 2019 it could be closing practically 100 Kmart and Sears shops nationally by the top of that yr.

A U.S. Securities and Change Fee submitting dated June Three from the owner, Seritage Development Properties, a nationwide proprietor of 203 retail and mixed-use properties, additionally said Seritage entered into an modification for a grasp lease. The lease included the remaining 17 Sears and Kmart shops in its portfolio, in accordance with a information launch by Seritage Development Properties.

At 12 of these shops, which aren’t recognized within the submitting, Transformco requested the lease be terminated in gentle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Transformco was ordered to pay $5.Three million as soon as going-out-of-business gross sales are accomplished, underneath the phrases of the grasp lease.

Old Country Buffet

Previous Nation Buffet shuttered completely on Oct. 18, 2020 in Whitehall Township, in accordance with a information launch.

Previous Nation Buffet

Previous Nation Buffet shuttered completely on Oct. 18 in Whitehall Township, in accordance with a information launch.

The discharge attributed the closure, which additionally included different nationwide areas, to poor income even previous to the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to its expiring leases.

“This was an extremely tough choice however these areas have been already affected by declining gross sales earlier than the pandemic and, with expiring leases with out our means to increase underneath favorable phrases, we wanted to make the powerful name to redirect our assets to different areas to be able to proceed to function our eating places underneath our new idea of AYCE (all-you-can-eat) and Market,” stated Jason Kemp, president of VitaNova Manufacturers, which operates Previous Nation Buffet. “We’ll do the whole lot in our energy to relocate staff and help others impacted with entry to out there native assets.”

The 245 Whitehall Mall location was identified for its number of meals gadgets for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

The Clover Boutique & Co.

The Clover Boutique & Co., 1160 Essential St., in Hellertown, opened in July 2019. The storefront, nevertheless, shut down throughout the coronavirus pandemic and all operations moved on-line.

By Might 18, the proprietor posted on the enterprise’ Fb web page, the transfer could be everlasting.

“It has been a real honor and privilege to have been open in our lovely group of Hellertown,” she added within the posting.

The web retailer at fourleafboutique.com, nevertheless, has since been disconnected, as properly.

The Children's Place

The Youngsters’s Place in June introduced the closure of 300 shops to “dramatically” scale back its brick-and-mortar portfolio. Consumers are seen at a Boston, Massachusetts location on this 2000 photograph. (AP Picture/Jared Leeds)

The Youngsters’s Place

The youngsters’s clothes and niknaks chain shut down in late August at The Promenade Retailers at Saucon Valley in Higher Saucon Township.

The retailer in July continued to carry on on the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township, and at present stays on the mall’s on-line listing.

The chain in June introduced the closure of 300 shops to “dramatically” scale back its brick-and-mortar portfolio.

Schubert's Bakery

Stephen E. Riccelli in 2008 took over the bakery alongside North Broad Road in Nazareth. He handed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2020, the enterprise introduced on its Fb web page.

Schubert’s Bakery

Schubert’s Bakery, a fixture for greater than 5 many years in Nazareth, closed its doorways in January after asserting longtime proprietor Stephen Riccelli died. The bakery was identified for its Fastnachts, with workers crafting 1000’s of the fried dough treats yearly in honor of the Pennsylvania Dutch custom earlier than Ash Wednesday. It additionally was featured in 2014 on the Meals Community’s “Save My Bakery,” during which host Kerry Vincent is shipped in to rehab a dated bakery’s menu and decor.

“It’s a heartfelt time to announce that Stephen E. Riccelli has handed away early this morning,” a submit on the enterprise’ Fb web page learn. “We wish to thank the household, buddies, and local people for all of the reminiscences and experiences.”

Correct Little Pub

The brew pub that opened in June 2019 on the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market closed completely this fall, in accordance with a report in The Morning Name newspaper. The closure adopted a mid-March suspension of on-site customer support associated to the coronavirus pandemic, the report said.

Sears

The world’s final Sears, an anchor on the Whitehall Mall in 1966, closed in February 2020. (AP Picture/Seth Wenig, File)AP

Sears

The world’s final Sears, an anchor on the Whitehall Mall in 1966, closed in February.

Sears joined Kmart within the effort to streamline operations introduced by father or mother firm, Transformco, and following the chapter submitting in October 2018 by Sears Holdings.

Doughnut Love

The eatery identified for its espresso, doughnuts and different baked items completely closed this previous summer season 2020 on the Allentown Public Market, stated Jeff Vaughan, spokesman for the Metropolis Heart Funding Company.

Doughnut Love

The eatery identified for its espresso, doughnuts and different baked items completely closed in the summertime on the Allentown Public Market, stated Jeff Vaughan, spokesman for the Metropolis Heart Funding Company.

The June closure was as a result of coronavirus pandemic, he stated.

Modell's Sporting Goods

The mega sporting items retailer shut down on the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township after indicators went up asserting the closure in March.TT Michael Mancuso | For NJ.com

Modells Sporting Items

The mega sporting items retailer shut down on the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township after indicators went up asserting the closure in March.

Modell’s in early March additionally introduced the chain voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 chapter. It deliberate to shut all of its shops, together with the regional web site. Mitchell Modell, the corporate’s CEO, then attributed the closures and chapter to a difficult retail surroundings.

“Over the previous yr, we evaluated a number of choices to restructure our enterprise to permit us to take care of our present operations,” Modell stated within the assertion. “Whereas we achieved some success, in partnership with our landlords and distributors, it was not sufficient to keep away from a chapter submitting amid an especially difficult surroundings for retailers.”

Observe 23 — identified for its males’s and ladies’s attire, in addition to equipment resembling facial masks and all kinds of baseball caps — moved into the Modell’s emptiness on the mall by late November, in accordance with the mall’s administration workplace.

Pier 1 Imports shuts down for good in Bethlehem Township

The Pier 1 Imports location on the Southmont procuring heart in Bethlehem Township closed for good by the autumn.

Pier 1 Imports

Residence furnishings retailer Pier 1 Imports closed down its web site at Southmont Plaza, 4423 Birkland Place, in Bethlehem Township within the fall. The positioning remained vacant in late December.

Across the similar time, the chain’s different regional location at 833 N. Krocks Highway in Decrease Macungie Township additionally shuttered. Representatives for the Goldenberg Group, the property supervisor for Hamilton Crossings, final month didn’t return a request for details about any potential tenants filling the emptiness.

Pier 1 initially introduced in a press release in Might it could be looking for court docket approval to liquidate all of its roughly 540 shops as quickly as doable. The 58-year-old firm stated the everlasting retailer closures have been as a result of “profound influence of COVID-19,” which prevented the retailer from securing a purchaser after submitting for Chapter 11 chapter in February.

The chain has since considerably revived itself with new proprietor, Retail Ecommerce Ventures, launching a brand new e-commerce retailer. The buyers paid $31 million for Pier 1′s mental property, which incorporates its trademark title and knowledge, together with buyer lists and different property associated to e-commerce, in accordance with the Chicago Tribune. The e-commerce retailer at present is open for enterprise on Pier 1′s web site.

Lolli & Pops

The confectioner at Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township by July had empty cabinets and was closed off by a safety gate.

The rationale behind the closure stays unclear and the regional location has since been faraway from the chain’s web site.

Dave’s Deli & Gelato

Dave’s Deli & Gelato on Feb. 24, 2020 introduced its closure on the Moravian Ebook Store in downtown Bethlehem on the enterprise’ Fb web page.

Dave’s Deli & Gelato

Dave’s Deli & Gelato on Feb. 24 introduced its closure on the Moravian Ebook Store in downtown Bethlehem on the enterprise’ Fb web page.

The deli, together with Misplaced Tavern Brewing, opened in Might 2019 in area previously housed by Colony Meadery. The posting, in addition to signage on the entrance door of Misplaced Tavern, then said the enterprise’ different location would stay open at 310 Stoke Park Highway in Hanover Township, Northampton County. Dave’s was identified on the Moravian Ebook Store for its fresh-made sandwiches, home made gelato, flatbreads and quesadillas.

Neither the Fb posting nor the signage indicated a motive behind the closure. Nonetheless, this was Dave Corridor’s second time attempting the enterprise enterprise on the Moravian Ebook Store — he beforehand operated the same deli and gelato idea there in 2010. Moravian School spokesman Michael Corr then stated Corridor needed to raised give attention to the Hanover Township location.

Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo, a series identified for its family-style Italian specialties, someday in November closed its solely Lehigh Valley location at 714 Grape St., in accordance with a report within the Morning Name newspaper.

Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo, a series identified for its family-style Italian specialties, someday in November closed its solely Lehigh Valley location at 714 Grape St., in accordance with a report in The Morning Name newspaper.

An organization spokesperson advised The Name the Whitehall restaurant “closed completely because the lease ran out and was not renewed.” The situation has since been faraway from the chain’s web site.

Pizza Hut is gone for good in Nazareth

The situation at 580 S. Broad St. in Nazareth shuts down in August 2020 amid chain chapter submitting.

Pizza Hut

The situation at at 580 S. Broad St. in Nazareth shut down in August. Additionally listed as being shuttered is the placement at 350 S. Finest Ave., Suite C, Walnutport.

The chain this previous summer season reached an settlement with its largest U.S. franchisee, NPC Worldwide, Inc., to completely shut as much as 300 eating places nationally. NPC then operated 1,225 Pizza Hut areas in 27 states.

The vast majority of Lehigh Valley eating places, nevertheless, are operated by Keystone Pizza Companions LLC, one other franchisee, which reportedly filed for Chapter 11 chapter safety within the District of Kansas on Might 3. The corporate’s chapter filings reveals it has about $7 million in whole liabilities and $3.5 million in whole property. Pizza Hut is the most important unsecured creditor with Keystone Pizza Companions owing the corporate greater than $1.1 million in royalties, in accordance with a report within the Kansas Metropolis Enterprise Journal.

Paulie’s Household Restaurant

The Coplay eatery shut down this previous August at 1214 Chestnut St.

Homeowners took to the enterprise’ Fb web page to thank patrons for his or her assist on Aug. 3.

“With nice unhappiness, Paulie’s Household Restaurant in Coplay shall be closing it’s doorways completely,” the posting said. “We wish to thank every one on your patronage over time. It has been a troublesome choice. We’ll miss you all. Paul and Household.”

The posting didn’t state a motive for the closure.

Cosi

The fast-casual restaurant chain providing soups, sandwiches and salads went bust in early January at The Promenade Retailers at Saucon Valley in Higher Saucon Township.

The chain went bankrupt in September 2016, in accordance with a USA Right this moment report. The chain closed 40% of its eating places however later emerged from chapter with new company-owned and franchise areas, in accordance with numerous revealed studies.

Justice

The tween vogue retailer closed by August 2020 at The Promenade Retailers at Saucon Valley in Higher Saucon Township.
Ascena Retail Group Inc., the father or mother firm of Justice, made the same announcement earlier this month after submitting for Chapter 11 chapter. (Tracey Porpora/Staten Island Advance)

The tween vogue retailer closed in August at The Promenade Retailers at Saucon Valley in Higher Saucon Township.

Ascena Retail Group Inc., the father or mother firm of Justice, made the same announcement earlier this month after submitting for Chapter 11 chapter. There are plans to shut 1,100 out of two,800 Justice shops nationally.

New York & Company

The ladies’s clothier was shut down by August 2020 at The Promenade Retailers at Saucon Valley in Higher Saucon Township.
Father or mother firm, RTW Retailwinds, in July reportedly filed for Chapter 11 chapter and introduced plans to completely shut most — if not all — of its brick-and-mortar shops. (Rick Moriarty | [email protected])Rick Moriarty

New York & Firm

The ladies’s clothier shut down in August at The Promenade Retailers at Saucon Valley in Higher Saucon Township.

Father or mother firm, RTW Retailwinds, in July reportedly filed for Chapter 11 chapter and introduced plans to completely shut most — if not all — of its brick-and-mortar shops.

Clove Wonderful Indian Delicacies

Clove Wonderful Indian Delicacies closed its Allentown location alongside Union Boulevard this previous March, in accordance with a report in The Morning Name newspaper.

Places in Lopatcong Township and alongside 4202 William Penn Freeway in Bethlehem Township stay, in accordance with the report.

The rationale behind the closure is unclear. Proprietor Sandesh Sabharwal didn’t instantly return a number of messages looking for data.

Little Caesars

The situation at 1438 Chestnut St. in Emmaus is listed as completely closed. Jessica Shepherd | [email protected]

Little Caesars

The situation at 1438 Chestnut St. in Emmaus is listed as completely closed. The Morning Name newspaper reported the closure occurred in February. The reasoning is unclear.

Go! Calendars, Video games & Toys

The shop opened in October 2019 within the former PacSun area at The Promenade Retailers at Saucon Valley in Higher Saucon Township.

By August, it closed store and The Promenade location was faraway from the chain’s web site.

GNC

The well being and wellness retailer in June 2020 listed practically 1,200 shops it could shut as a part of a restructuring program.
The plan compelled closures at Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township and South Mall in in Salisbury Township, in accordance with PennLive.

GNC

The well being and wellness retailer in June listed practically 1,200 shops it could shut as a part of a restructuring program.

The plan compelled closures at Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township and South Mall in in Salisbury Township, in accordance with pennlive.com. GNC Holdings Inc., the chain’s father or mother firm, moreover filed for Chapter 11 chapter safety in June. The chain stated within the petition it hoped to emerge from chapter this yr.

Stationery Retailer Papyrus Closing All Stores

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 22: A pedestrian walks by a Papyrus retailer on January 22, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Greeting card and stationery chain Papyrus introduced plans to shutter all of its 254 retail shops within the subsequent 4 to 6 weeks. Papyrus employs on estimated 1,400 folks. (Picture by Justin Sullivan/Getty Photos)Getty Photos

Papyrus

Stationary retailer Papyrus introduced in January it could be shuttering all of its shops, with liquidation gross sales already underway, in accordance with a report by Retail Dive.

The closures included the only regional location at Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township. The Lehigh Valley Mall Papyrus opened in 2012.

The shop closures are a results of the “present challenges of the retail trade,” Papyrus stated in a press release to Retail Dive. The corporate employed liquidation agency Gordon Brothers to help with liquidation gross sales, in accordance with the report.

Ruby Tuesday in South Whitehall Township

The Ruby Tuesday in South Whitehall Township was one among three to abruptly announce closures this yr throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Ruby Tuesday

The Lehigh Valley at present is right down to its final Ruby Tuesday location — alongside Emrick Boulevard in Bethlehem Township — after its three different areas abruptly shut down in June.

Indicators on the entrance doorways of areas alongside Tilghman Road in South Whitehall Township; contained in the Lehigh Valley Mall on MacArthur Highway in Whitehall Township; and alongside Route 22 in Pohatcong Township all said the identical: “This Ruby Tuesday location is closed. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this might need brought about you.”

It stays unclear what led to the closures and if any of the three have been a results of the COVID-19 pandemic. A Ruby Tuesday media spokesperson on the time didn’t return a request for data. The Bethlehem Township restaurant remained open the week of Christmas.

The Pub by Wegmans

Wegmans Meals Markets briefly shut down service at its pubs amid the coronavirus pandemic throughout the state, New York and Virginia. By July 2020, chain spokeswoman Laura Digital camera confirmed the closures could be everlasting.

The Pub by Wegmans

Wegmans Meals Markets briefly shut down service at its pubs amid the coronavirus pandemic throughout the state, New York and Virginia. By July, chain spokeswoman Laura Digital camera confirmed the closures could be everlasting.

The shut down of Wegmans’ 12 Pub areas included the location at 3900 Tilghman St. in Allentown. The shops off Route 512 in Hanover Township, Northampton County, and alongside Easton-Nazareth Freeway in Decrease Nazareth Township didn’t have pubs.

“We all know those that love our pub eating places shall be dissatisfied to be taught that we’ve made the choice to not reopen,” Digital camera stated in a press release. “We’re targeted on making use of our culinary experience to the growing demand for quick, informal meal options out there in our shops, for pickup, and thru supply.”

Frites

Frites, which opened in March 2015 at Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township, closed for good on June 4, 2020.

Frites

Frites, which opened in March 2015 at Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township, closed for good on June 4. The eatery was identified for its Belgian-style twice-fried French fries, plus toppings and diverse dips.

The choice was resulting from COVID-19 mitigation efforts, house owners said on the enterprise’ Fb web page.

“We had quite a lot of ups and downs over time, however repeatedly strived to serve one of the best meals we might,” the posting then said. “Since we opened in 2015, retail procuring patterns have modified considerably. Over time issues obtained harder for us, however we pushed via. As we entered 2020, COVID-19 modified the whole lot. Being compelled to close down with the mall in mid March, we obtained to the purpose the place persevering with to remain in enterprise grew to become not possible.”

Bravo! Cucina Italiana

Bravo! Cucina Italiana by mid-March 2020 closed completely at Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township.

Bravo! Cucina Italiana by mid-March closed completely at Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township. An indication on the entrance door of the constructing on the mall’s out of doors life-style heart then knowledgeable patrons of the shut down:

“We’ve got made the tough choice to shut this restaurant. Thanks for giving us the chance to serve you thru the years.”

The rationale behind the closure is unclear; a supervisor on the time declined to supply a motive.

Auntie Anne’s

The store identified for its line of candy and salty pretzels was confirmed to have shut down by July 2020 at The Promenade Retailers at Saucon Valley in Higher Saucon Township.

Auntie Anne’s

The store identified for its line of candy and salty pretzels was confirmed to have shut down by July at The Promenade Retailers at Saucon Valley in Higher Saucon Township.

Melissa Napolitano, common supervisor for the Promenade, on the time didn’t present a motive for the closures however stated The Promenade was working via the tenant analysis and choice course of to fill vacancies.

Crepe Soleil

The European-inspired Creperie — identified for its savory crepes utilizing components discovered within the coastal Mediterranean city markets — closed by early January 2020 at The Promenade Retailers at Saucon Valley in Higher Saucon Township.

Crepe Soleil

The European-inspired Creperie — identified for its savory crepes utilizing components discovered within the coastal Mediterranean city markets — closed by early January at The Promenade Retailers at Saucon Valley in Higher Saucon Township.

Melissa Napolitano, common supervisor for the Promenade, on the time didn’t present a motive for the closures. Nonetheless, the chain in September 2019 opened a location at The Crossings Premium Retailers in close by Tannersville, Monroe County.

Retro Fitness

Retro Health within the 25th Road Procuring Heart in Palmer Township shut down round September 2020, in accordance with a report within the Morning Name newspaper.
Amanda Brown| For NJ Advance Media

Retro Health

Retro Health within the 25th Road Procuring Heart in Palmer Township shut down round September, in accordance with a report within the Morning Name newspaper.

Ayon Codner, vice chairman of Keller Williams Property Group in South Whitehall Township, advised The Name that possession blamed COVID-19.

Ritz Barbecue

Ritz Barbecue has been a favourite since 1927. The Nice Allentown Honest has a bevy of things $5 and underneath for 2014.

Ritz Barbecue

The landmark Allentown eatery introduced it could be closing its doorways in June.

Ritz Barbecue made the announcement after three months of being shut down as a result of coronavirus. It marked an finish to the Allentown Honest-adjacent eatery’s near-century-long reign on the property.

Bay Leaf

The downtown Allentown restaurant providing “New American” delicacies with Asian and French influences, ended operations after practically 4 many years of enterprise after the March 2020 pandemic shutdown.

Bay Leaf

The downtown Allentown restaurant providing “New American” delicacies with Asian and French influences, ended operations after practically 4 many years of enterprise following the March shutdown of all non-essential companies, common supervisor Richard Petrisky advised lehighvalleylive.com.

“The house owners didn’t foresee enterprise choosing up too shortly with COVID-19 nonetheless happening,” Petrisky stated of husband and spouse house owners Thongchai and Sopa Manasurangkul. The couple additionally was nearing retirement.

“So it was a mixture of each these parts that led to us closing,” he added. He famous house owners by no means even had an opportunity to say goodbye to loyal patrons.

“We thank them and can miss their patronage,” he stated.

Dunkin'

Dunkin alongside South 13th Road in Easton posted an indication on the entrance door someday this previous weekend, stating, “STORE IS CLOSED PERMANENTLY.”

Dunkin

Dunkin alongside South 13th Road in Easton posted an indication on the entrance door someday this previous weekend, stating, “STORE IS CLOSED PERMANENTLY.” The signal didn’t point out a motive for the closure and a series spokeswoman didn’t instantly return a request for data.

Greater than two dozen Dunkin areas stay open within the area.

Café Bachi’s

Café Bachi, which had a location on the East Penn Plaza in Emmaus for practically a decade earlier than asserting on Fb it could be shifting to supply and catering-only in Might 2019 has now closed completely.

The eatery thanked patrons on Might 19 on the enterprise’ Fb web page.

“It’s with great unhappiness and remorse that, as a result of results of COVID-19 on Cafe Bachi’s … (house owners) made the choice to shut our enterprise after 12+ years,” the posting said. “We are able to’t thank our household, buddies and numerous loyal clients sufficient for his or her continued love and assist.”

Licensed 2 Grill @ The Market

The Southern diner idea on June 3, 2020 introduced on social media it could not be reopening on the Downtown Allentown Market.

Licensed 2 Grill @ The Market

The Southern diner idea on June Three introduced on social media it could not be reopening on the Downtown Allentown Market. It cited the coronavirus pandemic as the explanation.

“Whereas it’s commonplace for small companies to face some preliminary rising pains, we by no means might have predicted {that a} international pandemic would hit inside our first 6 months and we might be compelled to abruptly shut our doorways for weeks on finish,” a submit on the enterprise’ Fb web page submit reads. “As a lot as we beloved serving the nice folks of Downtown Allentown, in the long run, the financial toll of this shutdown is simply too nice for us to get better from.”

In the meantime, the eatery continues to function in Emmaus, in addition to affords a meals truck, in accordance with the enterprise’ Fb web page.

The Mill in Bethlehem Township

The household leisure heart closed completely in Bethlehem Township in Might 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the proprietor introduced in a Fb posting.

The 12,000-square-foot Bethlehem Township household leisure heart, full with laser tag, an 18-hole miniature golf course, aeroball and an indoor meals truck, initially closed its doorways in March amid the coronavirus pandemic shutdown.

Proprietor Mike Principato on Might 30 then took to The Mill’s Fb web page to state the closure could be everlasting.

“We can not see a means ahead after the financial injury brought on by that lack of income and Pennsylvania’s persevering with mandate for the closure of ‘crimson zone’ companies like ours,” the posting had said. “Regardless of our greatest efforts, we are able to’t conceive a financially sustainable state of affairs the place laser tag, miniature golf and onsite meals preparation shall be considered by the general public as ‘protected’ within the fast months to observe. Put merely, we’ve run out of time.”

Sorrelli

The nationwide jewellery design firm opened a location at 645 W. Hamilton St. in downtown Allentown in 2015. By the top of March 2020, the enterprise opted towards renewing its Allentown lease at Two Metropolis Heart, in accordance with a report within the Morning Name newspaper.

Sorrelli

The nationwide jewellery design firm opened a location at 645 W. Hamilton St. in downtown Allentown in 2015. By the top of March, the enterprise opted towards renewing its Allentown lease, in accordance with a report in The Morning Name newspaper.

The roughly 1,600-square-foot showroom was on the primary ground of Two Metropolis Heart. Sorrelli, nevertheless, continues to have a “Store-in Store” at AM Luxe, 74 W. Broad St., in Bethlehem, and operates its flagship retailer in Kutztown, in accordance with the corporate’s web site.

Taps Tavern

The Decrease Saucon Township restaurant and bar identified for its American fare and about 40 totally different sorts of draft beer opened in February 2015 on the Saucon Valley Sq. procuring heart on Route 378. It shuttered formally on Might 29, 2020.

Faucets Tavern

The Decrease Saucon Township restaurant and bar identified for its American fare and about 40 totally different sorts of draft beer opened in February 2015 on the Saucon Valley Sq. procuring heart on Route 378. It shuttered formally on Might 29.

Proprietor Andy Lee advised patrons on the enterprise’ Fb web page Faucets wouldn’t be reopening “even when this pandemic slows down.”

“Sadly, the financial toll of getting to shut in mid-March was an excessive amount of for our restaurant to outlive. We’ll miss every one among you,” the submit went on to say. “Our hearts are heavy figuring out that our staff and clients received’t be capable to congregate collectively once more.”

The proprietor’s different restaurant, Braveheart Highland Pub in Hellertown, at present stays open.

Leah’s Fortunate Finds

Leah’s Fortunate Finds, a 9-month-old Walnutport consignment store providing a wide range of girls’s attire, on Might 6 introduced its everlasting closure on the enterprise’ Fb web page.

“With a heavy coronary heart, I’ve to announce that Leah’s Fortunate Finds will NOT be reopening after the pandemic,” the posting states. “The shop took a tough hit from COVID-19 and didn’t obtain any funding. I’m unable to bounce again and don’t have any selection however to return to working full-time in X-Ray.”

Nonetheless, the proprietor at present is constant the enterprise’ on-line retailer at leahsluckyfinds.com.

Macho’s Sports activities Bar

Macho’s Sports activities Bar, 39 S. Ninth St. in Allentown, on June Eight introduced on the enterprise’ Fb web page that the restaurant wouldn’t be reopening as a result of pandemic.

“The COVID-19 virus has brought about strains past my management,” the proprietor posted. “Thank all of the devoted patrons, family and friends. These previous couple years have introduced me Each a profitable want fulfilled and EXPERIENCE. So be on the look out, Macho’s may simply pop up elsewhere. Keep Blessed!”

By way of Thrift Retailer

By way of of the Lehigh Valley, a nonprofit company offering providers for youngsters and adults with disabilities, on June 12 introduced that it completely closed its thrift retailer, 859 Nazareth Pike, Decrease Nazareth Township.

Michele Grasso, vice chairman of improvement and communications for By way of of the Lehigh Valley, advised lehighvalleylive.com the group was evaluating the viability of the Decrease Nazareth web site previous to the coronavirus pandemic as a result of it was not assembly income expectations.

“The disaster solidified this tough choice,” she stated.

By way of, nevertheless, continues to function a thrift retailer at 1401 Broadway in Fountain Hill.

Roma Ristorante

Roma Ristorante house owners took to Fb in early summer season to precise sorrow after closing the Hanover Township, Lehigh County eatery on the Airport Highway procuring heart. The closure got here after greater than a decade in enterprise. They cited the coronavirus pandemic as a motive behind it.

“Because of the ongoing influence of COVID-19, it’s with a heavy coronary heart that we’ve closed Roma Ristorante after 11 years,” house owners posted on the restaurant’s Fb web page. “Thanks to our staff and clients over these years. With out all of you we’d by no means have made it so far as we did. We want you properly.”

The Depraved Chef

The Depraved Chef, which opened in October at 279 Cetronia Highway in South Whitehall Township, introduced in a late July submit on the enterprise’ Fb web page that it’s ending operations resulting from COVID-19 results, in accordance with a report in The Morning Name newspaper.

The posting by chef and proprietor John Walter Moniak, which has since been eliminated, introduced The Depraved Chef could be closing it doorways completely after July 30. It cited the coronavirus pandemic as the explanation for the closure.

“I wish to thank all the great clients that I’ve met throughout this journey,” Moniak said. “The COVID-19 has taken a devastating impact on my enterprise, together with the remainder of the meals service trade.”

Gold's Gym

The power, at 2919 Lehigh St., completely closed on July 17, 2020 in Allentown. The closure leaves one remaining Lehigh Valley Gold’s Gymnasium in Whitehall Township. Sean Simmers | [email protected]

Gold’s Gymnasium

The power, at 2919 Lehigh St. in Allentown, completely closed on July 17, in accordance with the fitness center’s common supervisor. The closure leaves one remaining Lehigh Valley Gold’s Gymnasium in Whitehall Township, he confirmed.

“Whereas it was tough to make the choice to shut this location, we have been unable to return to settlement with our landlord throughout this unprecedented scenario for small enterprise house owners,” Carol Deiullis, Gold’s Gymnasium’s chief working officer, stated in a press release to members. “We apologize for any inconvenience that this closure could trigger and wish you to know that we admire your assist over our time with you the previous 12 years in Allentown.”

Unwine with Artwork

The wine bar and native artwork and crafts emporium shut down its brick-and-mortar location this previous summer season at 9 N. Second St. in Easton, stated the Better Easton Improvement Partnership.

The closure got here after only a yr in enterprise. The rationale stays unclear.

Cave Brewing Co.’s South Mall taproom

Cave Brewing Firm, cultivating artisan ales and lagers, on Aug. 31 introduced the taproom’s everlasting closure on the South Mall in Salisbury Township, proprietor Jeff Bonner stated.

The taproom debuted in November 2018 after proprietor Bonner moved it from its authentic area at 1407 Seidersville Highway in Salisbury Township. He stated brewing operations, in addition to supply and choose up, proceed on the Seidersville Highway web site. Bonner additionally has operations arrange inside The Flying V, 201 E. third St., in Bethlehem.

Spring Hill Cleaners

Spring Hill Cleaners on the Shoppes at Hellertown closed in August, in accordance with a report in The Morning Name newspaper.

Homeowners posted an indication on the entrance door thanking patrons for 12 years of patronage. The reasoning was resulting from “monetary hardship brought on by COVID-19,” in accordance with the report.

Smooch

The boutique identified for girls’s clothes, cosmetics, equipment and jewellery shuttered in July 2020 as a result of coronavirus pandemic, stated proprietor Stephanie Varone.

The boutique identified for girls’s clothes, cosmetics, equipment and jewellery shuttered in July as a result of coronavirus pandemic. It opened greater than 4 years in the past in downtown Nazareth.

Proprietor Stephanie Varone only a yr prior moved Smooch from 101 S. Essential St. to the close by Nazareth Procuring Plaza, 174 Nazareth-Bathtub Freeway. She attributed the closure to the pandemic not bringing in sufficient enterprise to maintain doorways open.

Varone in January plans to launch a web based retailer at Boutiqueofsmooch.com.

Steak n Shake franchise

The situation at 7720 Essential St. in Fogelsville reportedly closed in January.Steak ‘n Shake

Steak ‘n Shake

The situation at 7720 Essential St. in Fogelsville closed in January, in accordance with The Morning Name newspaper.

The Indianapolis-based burger chain introduced this previous Might it could even be completely closing 51 of its company-owned eating places as Steak n’ Shake works to refinance a debt invoice due subsequent yr, in accordance with revealed studies.

The situation alongside Freemansburg Avenue in Bethlehem Township remained in enterprise mid-December.

Don Juan Mexican Grill in Palmer Township

Don Juan Mex Grill & Cantina, which opened in September 2018 in Decrease Macungie Township, closed on the finish of January 2020.

Don Juan Mex Grill & Cantina

Don Juan Mex Grill & Cantina, which opened in September 2018 in Decrease Macungie Township, closed on the finish of January.

The positioning at 1905 Brookside Highway later was taken over by Humberto Chavolla, who opened Casa Catrina, a brand new Mexican eatery on the location.

These Don Juan areas stay: 2600 William Penn Freeway in Palmer Township; 300 N. third St. in Easton; 1328 Chestnut St. in Emmaus; 5540 Crawford Drive in Bethlehem; 7751 Glenlivet Drive West in Higher Macungie Township.

Fiesta Olé

Fiesta Ole closed at 1116 Chestnut St. in Emmaus on Feb. 1.

Proprietor Humberto Chavolla advised lehighvalleylive.com he shuttered the 15-year-old Mexican restaurant prematurely of opening his new genuine Mexican eatery, Casa Catrina. Casa Catrina opened in March on the former web site of Don Juan Mex Grill & Cantina, 1905 Brookside Highway, in Decrease Macungie Township.

Bear Swamp Diner

The beloved native diner shut down for good this summer season in Macungie.

Homeowners took to the enterprise’ Fb web page to make the announcement in August:

“Bitter Candy … our time on the diner shall be coming to a detailed on August 30th,” the posting learn.

The diner was a staple of such Macungie occasions as Das Awkscht Fescht and Wheels of Time, and was a favourite amongst locals, WFMZ Channel Information reported on the diner’s ultimate Breakfast Sunday. The Fb posting didn’t state a motive behind the closure.

SneakerKing

SneakerKing, one of many largest unbiased full-service footwear retailers, shuttered its location on the Airport Highway procuring heart by September in Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

Firm proprietor Jack Beccaris then advised the Tri-County Unbiased altering occasions and enterprise fashions strained the best way footwear are bought. He added fashions shifting to on-line purchases and vendor restrictions on stock impacted day-to-day retailer gross sales.

Heart Valley Creamery

The chilly deal with store was confirmed to have shut down by July at The Promenade Retailers at Saucon Valley in Higher Saucon Township.

Melissa Napolitano, common supervisor for the Promenade, on the time didn’t present a motive for the closures however stated The Promenade was working via the tenant analysis and choice course of to fill vacancies.

Blow Dry Bar by ReVive! Salon

The enterprise providing blow-drys, make-up software, therapeutic massage remedy and different magnificence providers completely closed in August in downtown Allentown.

Proprietor Amanda Lenz made the announcement on the enterprise’ Fb web page on Aug. 8, stating she would shutting the doorways on the location at 27 N. seventh St. as a result of coronavirus pandemic. She opened the salon there in August 2016

Lenz advised lehighvalleylive.com the closure was extra particularly the results of lack of enterprise coupled with the postponement of weddings and different bigger occasions throughout the pandemic. She additionally was coping with the demise of a salon worker on the time of the closure, she stated.

“I’m extraordinarily grateful to all of our purchasers and the workforce for the previous 4 years of affection and assist,” Lenz stated.

The primary salon, ReVive!, at 26 N. sixth Road in Allentown, just lately reopened with blow-drys and different providers.

Queen City Diner

The house owners of Queen Metropolis Diner introduced that the Allentown staple would shut on March 15, 2020.

Queen Metropolis Diner

The longstanding Allentown diner closed completely on March 15.

The diner at 1801 Lehigh St. was underneath the possession of the Draklellis household for 27 years. An indication in February on the entrance door famous the diner’s lease was up. It additionally thanked patrons for practically three many years of operation underneath the Draklellises.

Robert Irvine’s Fresh Kitchen

Celeb chef Robert Irvine’s Contemporary Kitchen closed this previous summer season 2020 on the Allentown Public Market, stated Jeff Vaughan, spokesman for the Metropolis Heart Funding Corp.

Contemporary Kitchen by Robert Irvine

Celeb chef Robert Irvine’s Contemporary Kitchen closed this summer season on the Allentown Public Market, stated Jeff Vaughan, spokesman for the Metropolis Heart Funding Corp.

The restaurant completely closed this previous June, Vaughan stated. The rationale was partly resulting from its lack of ability to promote liquor, in accordance with a press release by house owners.

“Sadly, since Robert Irvine is part-owner of one other market service provider, Boardroom Spirits, the state wouldn’t permit him to promote alcohol in two locations underneath the identical roof,” the assertion learn. “Due to that, we each felt it was finest to maneuver on presently. We thank him for his assist and curiosity available in the market and are thrilled that Boardroom Spirits will proceed available in the market. We’re at present speaking with numerous different retailers to refill the placement.”

Now That’s Italian Specialty Market & Deli

The eatery reportedly shut down within the fall in Coopersburg.

The Morning Name newspaper reported the closure in October at 127 S. Third St. The reasoning behind the closure is unclear with no point out of a shut down on the enterprise’ Fb web page. Homeowners additionally didn’t instantly reply to a request for data.

Book & Puppet Co. coming to Centre Square, Easton

Andrew Laties and his spouse, Rebecca Migdal, of Easton have consolidated their two different Ebook & Puppet Co. areas to a sole area in Centre Sq. in Easton.

Ebook & Puppet Co

Ebook & Puppet Co. opened at 466 Northampton St. in Easton in Sept 2017 and closed in July 2020. It additionally opened at Easton Public Market in November 2018 and closed in August 2020. The reasoning behind the closures, co-owner Andrew Laties stated, was to consolidate all operations to the 22 Centre Sq. location in Easton.

The Centre Sq. location permits for extra foot visitors, out of doors guide tables, and higher social distancing practices throughout the coronavirus pandemic, he stated.

Laties additionally isn’t against returning to Easton Public Market after the pandemic is over, he stated.

New Tripoli Diner

The diner, 6837 Route 309 in New Tripoli, reportedly shut down lower than three months after its sister restaurant — Schnecksville Diner, 4257 Route 309, in Schnecksville — closed its doorways in November 2019. The Lehigh Valley Press studies the New Tripoli Diner had crimson “on the market” indicators dotting the property and the constructing’s home windows by early January. The rationale for the closure stays unclear with the restaurant’s Fb web page since eliminated.

Exterior the Field Sneaker Boutique

The boutique, 559 Essential St. in Bethlehem, opened Oct. 31, 2019 earlier than shutting down someday this summer season, in accordance with the Downtown Bethlehem Affiliation. Proprietor Angelo Bellucci stated the explanation for the closure was as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

Touch of Thai

The eatery closed in January 2020 in downtown Easton.

Contact of Thai

The restaurant in January 2020 closed at 123 N. 2nd St. in Easton after about twenty years within the downtown.

Pepe Sawaengphon, who oversaw the restaurant, advised a lehighvalleylive.com reporter on the time he was trying to find one other location to reopen. He needed to take a “break” from the eatery and his mom, who co-owned Contact of Thai together with his stepfather, Wallace Boswell, was retiring, he had stated.

3D Reactions

3D Reactions, owned by John Majersky, shuttered at 522 Northampton St. in Easton

The shop opened in March 2017 at 522 Northampton St. in Easton earlier than closing its doorways this previous February.

The enterprise was identified for its 3D printouts and downloaded 3D scans. Proprietor John Majersky, a Forks Township software program developer and one-time vice chairman of worldwide platform tasks for American Categorical Holidays, invested his severance package deal within the downtown enterprise. Majersky initially launched the enterprise at Palmer Park Mall in Palmer Township in February 2016 earlier than opening in Easton.

Majersky advised lehighvalleylive.com the explanation for the brick-and-mortar closure was as a result of he had a chance to relocate to the East Stroudsburg Innovation Heart, which was extra reasonably priced and has a detailed proximity to East Stroudsburg College in Monroe County.

Majersky stayed in Monroe County for a short time earlier than shifting again to Easton to function what’s now solely a web based operation at www.3dreacitons.com. Merchandise, he stated, can be found on such e-commerce websites as Amazon and Etsy, in addition to the net retailer.

Goodies Gone Wild

The present store at 11 N. third St. closed for good in April in Easton, in accordance with a submit on the enterprise’ Fb web page.

The proprietor introduced he wouldn’t be reopening after the March shutdown from the coronavirus pandemic. The shop was identified for its sizzling sauces, connoisseur sodas, cotton sweet, and unique meats. The shop’s web site lists one other Ocean Metropolis, New Jersey location.

“We’re unhappy we is not going to be reopening our Easton location,” the posting said in April. “All stock is 25% off. You’ll be able to name to make an appointment to buy or curbside pickup … Thanks on your assist. Hold it spicy.”

The proprietor didn’t instantly return a request for additional details about the closure.

Fieldstone Coffee Roasters+ Tea

Fieldstone Espresso was one among greater than a dozen authentic distributors when the Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St., opened its doorways in April 2016. It closed someday over the summer season, in accordance with the Better Easton Improvement Partnership.

Fieldstone Espresso Roasters+Tea

Fieldstone Espresso was one among greater than a dozen authentic distributors when the Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St., opened its doorways in April 2016. It closed this summer season, in accordance with the Better Easton Improvement Partnership.

Homeowners stated they felt the market was not permitting them to advance inside their enterprise mannequin. Fiedlstone Espresso has since moved to a different location in Ottsville, Bucks County.

Fieldstone Espresso additionally stays a vendor on the Easton Farmers’ Market, stated Kelly Huth, communications coordinator for the Better Easton Improvement Partnership.

Olive With a Twist

Olive With a Twist house owners vacated an area at Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St., this previous summer season, in accordance with the Better Easton Improvement Partnership.

Olive With a Twist

Olive With a Twist house owners vacated an area at Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St., this summer season, in accordance with the Better Easton Improvement Partnership. The reason being unclear and the enterprise’ web site was disconnected this previous week.

Full of Crepe

Filled with Crepe closed just lately on the Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St. however the transfer won’t be everlasting, in accordance with the Better Easton Improvement Partnership.

Filled with Crepe

Filled with Crepe closed just lately on the Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St. however the transfer won’t be everlasting, in accordance with the Better Easton Improvement Partnership.

Huth, the communications coordinator for the partnership, stated the proprietor is within the means of changing the area right into a “new idea.” Huth didn’t elaborate on the modifications however stated an announcement could be coming in 2021.

Simply Across the Nook

Proprietor Diane Bower on Dec. Eight introduced on social media the brick-and-mortar location could be closing on the finish of the month at 5A Financial institution St. in Easton. The lease on the placement was up and Bower determined to maneuver operations solely on-line at JustAroundTheCornerPA.com, she advised lehighvalleylive.com, noting she is maintaining stock the identical because it was when it was brick-and-mortar.

“Procuring with us has by no means been simpler. We’ll be open 24 hours a day 7 days per week,” the Fb posting states. “You received’t want a masks, you received’t want hand sanitizer, you received’t even must put on pants. We hope you’ll be part of us in our new journey, as we proceed to supply the best collection of handmade presents. Whether or not we’re in downtown Easton or not, we’ll at all times be Simply Round The Nook.”

Price mentioning:

Auset Gypsy: The enterprise closed in March alongside South Second Road in downtown Easton after two years and has since relocated to Frenchtown, New Jersey. Creator/proprietor James Jacob Pierri attributed the transfer to the shortage of foot visitors he was experiencing on the time — even previous to the coronavirus pandemic. He initially launched the enterprise in 2001 with the nickname, “Auset Gypsy,” given to Pierri by his friends when he was a younger reader at Mystic of the Seven Veils Psychic Venue at Common Studios’ “Islands of Journey” theme park and learning at The Florida School of Pure Well being & Holistic Sciences. Auset Gypsy then reworked from a nickname to a model, delivering providers to personal clientele together with celebrities, politicians, authors and athletes. Companies embody Tarot, astrology and palmistry consultations.

Dash: Dash in September left the Airport Highway Procuring Heart bordering Hanover Township, Lehigh County, and Allentown. The shop then had an indication on the entrance door stating the corporate just lately merged with T-Cellular. Consequently, it could be shifting to a different location close by at 1864 Airport Highway underneath “T-Cellular.”

Murphy Jewelers: A retailer worker who answered the telephone on the jewellery retailer at The Promenade Retailers at Suacon Valley in Higher Saucon Township stated that retailer could be closing Aug. 29 and relocating by Sept. Eight to the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township, the place it at present stays in operation. The transfer got here amid a trial set to start for a Tennessee lady accused of killing the proprietor of the jewellery retailer chain in New Orleans, Louisiana. The trial, nevertheless, has been postponed a number of occasions as a result of coronavirus pandemic, in accordance with the district lawyer’s workplace in New Orleans Parish.

Retailers Financial institution: Retailers Financial institution formally grew to become a part of Lackawanna County-based Constancy Financial institution in April, in accordance with a report in The Morning Name newspaper. Shareholders accredited the all-stock deal price an estimated $78.5 million throughout separate on-line conferences and each banks’ board of administrators had approval in December 2019 when the deal was first introduced, in accordance with the report. This led to Constancy taking up the Retailers Financial institution areas at 44 S Broad St. in Nazareth, in addition to within the Bethlehem, Easton, and Slate Belt areas.

Motion Theater: The enterprise left the Nazareth Procuring Plaza, 176 Nazareth-Bathtub Freeway, in late Might however stays energetic. Proprietor Colleen Schultz-Samsel stated she determined to not renew her lease on the time and is trying to relocate to a brand new web site in 2021.

Sim’s High quality Market: The market at 609 W. Broad St. in West Bethlehem modified fingers Dec. 1 when former house owners Nick and Amy Patel bought the enterprise to Dipak and Kailash Patel of Philadelphia. The brand new house owners plan to maintain operations the identical, stated Parth Patel, the couple’s son.

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