Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Lehigh County's monthly sheriff sale is scheduled for Friday.
Dozens of properties are on the list for Friday's monthly Lehigh County sheriff sale. The list includes an opening bid and a total of back taxes owed on each property. Sales are held starting at 10 a.m. in Room 131 on the first floor of the Lehigh County Courthouse, Fifth and Hamilton Streets, Allentown. The sale is a public auction and buyers must bid for properties, which are not available for inspection prior to the sale. More information is available on Lehigh County's website.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site, Small Business Patch, to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
What's happening with the proposed Hamilton Crossings shopping center that will feature the Lehigh Valley's first Costco store?
The $140 million Hamilton Crossings shopping center in Lower Macungie—set to feature the area's first Costco—will be up for an important vote at next week's East Penn School Board meeting, according to a WFMZ report. The school board will be the first of three government bodies asked to approve a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan to help pay for the project. A TIF is an economic tool to help develop a site that requires a large amount of money to pay up-front costs. In this case, waste from iron mining must be removed and stormwater problems fixed before the land can be developed. Ideally, the school district, Lower Macungie Township and Lehigh County will each approve their portion of the TIF. The school board meets Monday night. Lehigh …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The new Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse in Allentown features a gourmet salad bar and slow-grilled meats carved table side by 'gauchos.'
The owners of The Melting Pot fondue restaurant in Bethlehem have added another unique dining experience to the Lehigh Valley restaurant scene with the opening of Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse at 2805 Lehigh Street in Allentown. Rodizio is located next to The Tilted Kilt at the site of what used to be a Bob Evans restaurant just off I-78. Rodizio features a gourmet salad bar and rotisserie grilled meats—including beef, pork, poultry and lamb—that are seasoned and slow roasted. After you visit the salad bar, return to your table where friendly "gauchos" bring steak and other roasted meat to you on a long skewer and carve it tableside. Each table setting includes metal tongs so patrons can grab the morsels as they are carved. Sausage, …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Upper Macungie Supervisors give preliminary approval to a plan for building stores at the Fogelsville Weis shopping center.
The prospect of additional retail stores at the Fogelsville Weis shopping center at Route 100 and Glenlivet Drive West took a step forward recently when Upper Macungie Supervisors approved a preliminary lot consolidation plan. Engineers representing Weis Markets said ground at the site could still start being prepared for construction by June. The 2.906-acre property plan, which has undegone some minor changes since last presented to the township, would house a 9,375-square-foot multi-use retail establishment. The second retail building is pegged at 8,400 square feet. Site improvements will consist of at least 104 new parking spaces, up from 99, and access and utilities for three new facilities. A Gas-N-Go fuel station is also planned for …
Krause Toyota has broken ground for its new state-of-the-art showroom at 7702 Penn Drive.
Krause Toyota recently broke ground for its new state-of-the-art automobile showroom at Route 100 and Penn Drive, just a short distance from its current location. Construction on the two-story, 33,000-square-foot facility is at 7702 Penn Drive on 4.2 acres adjacent to the dealership's current location. When complete, the new Krause Toyota will boast an 18-bay service area, service writing area, customer lounge, parts area, executive offices and training offices. Site access will be from Penn Drive and provide 227 parking spaces. The existing Krause Toyota building will be put up for sale. Earlier this year, Matthew Krause, vice president of Krause Toyota, said he expected the new showroom to be completed by January 2014.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Film crew, landscapers, maintenance manager and speech therapist are some of the jobs available in the South Whitehall, North Whitehall and Upper Macungie area.
Are you or someone you know looking for work? Check out these local jobs posted recently around town and online at Craigslist.com. and Indeed.com. Click on the job title to view the posting. Cashier/waitress, Di Fiore's Pizza Film Crew, AMC Theatres Front desk clerk, Rodeway Inn Housekeepers, The Homewood Suites Lawn/landscape foreman, Sunshine Landscape Inc. Maintenance Manager, Uline Shipping Supplies Outdoor maintenance and landscaping, The Glasbern Inn Special education supervisor, Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit (CLIU) Speech therapist, CLIU Sheet rock workers
Friday, May 3, 2013
Dorney Park opened Friday. You'll have to wait another three weeks for Wildwater Kingdom, which opens May 25. Here's info on discounted tickets.
1. Dorney Park in South Whitehall will be open on weekends only until May 25, when Wildwater Kingdom also opens. This weekend's hours are as follows: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 2. Lehigh Valley residents get a discount on admission this weekend. According to Dorney Park's Facebook page, park patrons from Lehigh and Northampton counties, as well as Berks, Monroe and Carbon counties, can present their ID at the ticket booth this weekend (May 3-5) to buy up to four tickets at $25 per ticket. (Regular admission is $39.99 online to $49.99 at the gate, per ticket but there are junior/senior admissions and starlight tickets). Also, you can save money on Friday night admissions—and help raise money for …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Work is proceeding on a Primo Hoagies franchise in Trexlertown. But a company spokesman couldn't confirm the opening date.
Fans of Primo Hoagies in Upper Macungie will have to wait just a little longer to get their fix. A spokesman at the Gloucester City, N.J., franchise office said Wednesday that there still isn't a timetable for the grand opening of the Trexlertown location. Construction workers were busy Wednesday morning inside the 7150 Hamilton Blvd. storefront, sandwiched between Big Lots! and a bagel store, on the Redner's Market side of the shopping center. Primo Hoagies has Lehigh Valley locations in South Whitehall, Bethlehem and Easton. The Trexlertown location will be joined by another franchise in South Bethlehem, according to the company's website. The store will offer hot and cold sandwiches, both with and without meat, available on bread or …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Pennsylvania Food and Safety web site reports 11 food establishments inspected in Upper Macungie in a three-month period. Four had at least one health code violation.
If you are interested in reading a particular establishment's inspection sheet, please go to the Pennsylvania Food and Safety Web site and type in the name of the establishment. The results of recent inspections are as follows: About this column: From the PA Food Safety Website - "Disclosure: Please remember that any inspection is a 'snapshot' of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment. Also, at the time of the inspection, violations are recorded but are often corrected on site prior to the inspector leaving the establishment."