Allentown News Archives

America on Wheels in Allentown is debuting a new exhibit called Pony Cars: Then and Now, which will feature original and retro vehicles. The vehicles feature a type of car inspired by the classic Ford Mustang.

CoreLife Eatery, a restaurant dedicated to helping patrons follow a healthier diet, recently opened in Allentown.

The American Legion Post 314 has been the home of the Lehighton mural for the past seven decades. It recently has been restored and will now be displayed at the Allentown Art Museum.

Residents in and around Allentown will benefit from the new locations planned for Big Woodys restaurant. The restaurant recently moved its location at 702 Hanover Avenue to a new site a half mile east at 1302 Hanover Avenue, near the Allentown Commons.

Joining a host of new businesses that have opened up in downtown Allentown is Blondies Cupcakes & Hot Dogs. The new location is the second dine-in location for the bakery, which is based in Catasauqua.

Owners Rob and Jim Brooks have recently opened a new restaurant in the former Crust location.

To coincide with Fire Prevention Month, the Allentown Fire Department named Peter McAllister firefighter of the year at an award ceremony held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

The Allentown and Auburn Railroad is offering events that will take riders on a trip lasting 45 minutes to an hour, as the train travels the approximately four miles from Topton to Kutztown.

Those in and around Allentown will be welcoming a new FedEx facility that broke ground recently for its East Coast facility on Willowbrook Road in Allen Township. The long-awaited project will help boost employment in the area.

Joseph Shiller has an extensive collection of pinball machines, horse racing, and shuffle ball games and has been trying to seek approval from the Allentown Zoning Hearing Board to obtain a variance for a new location for his proposed museum. Recently, the board unanimously approved his request.

The city of Allentown is looking for businesses to occupy a new retail space in the Upside Allentown areas, which includes areas in Hamilton, Linden and Walnut streets.

St. Lukes University Health Network has been approved to build a hospital annex in Allentown.

Allentowns newest eatery, East Restaurant & Lounge, is branching out with its new expanded menu.

In Hanover Township, which an area that includes Allentown and Bethlehem, the former Thats Amore restaurant is reopening under a different guise.

The Allentown Fairgrounds Agri-Plex recently was the host for the District 11 SkillsUSA Championships.

Kingfish American Bistro & Wine Bar will be hosting racing legend Mario Andretti this week, for a special dinner featuring his signature wine.

Residents of Allentown and the surrounding area who enjoy Asian cuisine will soon be able to partake of it in a new establishment set to open in the citys downtown.

The 20th Annual Pennsylvania Taste of Elegance Chef Competition will see a mixture of first-time contestants and returning area chefs pitting their pork entres against all the rest.

Good news concerning the cleanup and redevelopment of a former Allentown industrial site arrived recently, in the form of a revolving loan from the federal government.

The West End Alliance is finalizing its plans for a daylong food festival in September.

This fall Allentown residents will have a new option for dining and entertainment, as the Ninth Street site of the now closed Robatas restaurant becomes home to Sugar Hill Jazz Club.

The Allentown School Board has produced not only a budget free of tax increases, but has also found the money to hire an equity officer.

Three goats have been tasked with ridding the storm water basin adjacent to a municipal building with the tangle of Japanese knotweed that has overrun it.

Allentown City Council made a formal request of the Pennsylvania Legislature for help saving its own and nearby Bethlehems 911 communication centers

Allentown newest high school has had no problem enlisting a student body, with about 30% of the districts eighth graders applying to be the schools first freshman class.