Openings and Closings: Commercial Events in the Region | Lehigh Valley Regional News

From new apartment approvals to restaurants reopening and ready to serve, this is your weekly roundup of what’s happening with businesses in your neighborhood.

Lehigh Valley O&C

ALDI: Bethlehem Plaza, 3843 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem Township

The original discount supermarket is adding a store next to the old Kmart on Nazareth Pike. There’s no word on when Aldi will open, according to a Facebook post from James Balliet Property Group.

The entry property on the southwest corner of the intersection of Nazareth Pike (also known as Route 191 and Linden Street) and Route 22 has other vacancies, and Balliet Balliet’s Facebook post says more tenants are to come.

Businesses there now include a Dollar Tree, restaurants, and lounges. A seasonal Halloween store will also open soon in the plaza. Read more.


ANATOLIA CUISINE: 3016 Linden St., Bethlehem

The Mediterranean restaurant is undergoing renovations, according to a sign in Anatolian’s window on Taylor Court on the east side of Linden Street in Bethlehem.

The reopening date has not been set as of Thursday.

When open, Anatolian Kitchen serves kebabs, gyros, hummus, soup, salads, and lamb, chicken, and beef dishes, along with vegetarian options.


BANANA FACTORY ARTS CENTER: 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem

The old fruit wholesale building is set to collapse, now that the Bethlehem City Council has annulled its Historic Preservation Commission. ArtsQuest, Musikfest’s parent company, will tear it down and put up a new cultural center.

That five-story, 73,485-square-foot building will cost about $22.1 million.

The historic commission is an advisory body, while the City Council has final authority over land use. Get the full story.


ML GALLERY & CO.: 901 Main St., Hellertown

The Hellertown-Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce will welcome the new nail salon with a ribbon cutting on August 23. Doors will open at 5:30, with a ceremony shortly after.

ML Gallery is a nail salon specializing in nail care, foot care, nail art and enhancements.



The Bethlehem City Council approved the transfer of a liquor license from the Green Pond Golf Course in Bethlehem Township to a building adjacent to the former Boyd Theater property.

Moyer Entertainment and Hospitality plans to open a restaurant on West Broad Street with a basement and rooftop bar. The opening will be in about a year. Get all the details.


Berk O&C

CLEAN EATZ: 1665 State Hill Road, Wyomissing

The cafe with an emphasis on healthy eating celebrated its grand opening and now serves snacks and prepared meals with multiple options, including bison and black bean burgers.

Clean Eatz also has meal plans available.


PHOENIX PHYSICAL THERAPY: 3580 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring

The therapy center will hold an open house and grand opening from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 30, with a ribbon cutting at 12:15 p.m.


Poconos Coal O&C

FARM COFFEE: 3180 Route 611, Bartonsville

The Pocono Chamber will hold a celebration at the cafe’s new location from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on August 25. There will be a ribbon cutting at 11am and a networking session afterwards. The event is free and everyone is invited.


KRESSLER, WOLFF AND MILLER: 14 S. Eighth St., Stroudsburg

The insurance agency will hold a grand reopening from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on August 23 with the Pocono Chamber of Commerce. The event is free and open to all.



The center will hold a grand opening on Thursday, September 1 at 4 pm, followed by a recovery walk. The event is free, with registration available online.


O&C of Southeastern Pennsylvania

UPLAND SQUARE: Route 100, Pottstown

The 400,716-square-foot mall in Montgomery County sold for $85.7 million, according to Brad Nathanson of Institutional Property Advisors. The AMC Theater and independent venues downtown were not part of the sale. Tenants at Upland Square include Burlington, Giant, Five Below, Ross, Staples, and Ulta.

The buyer is Singapore-based United Hampshire US REIT, according to a statement from Nathanson, and the seller was Paramount Realty Services Inc. of New Jersey.

Upland was built in 2009 and expanded 10 years later.

Institutional Property Advisors, which represented the seller, is a division of Marcus & Millichap Inc., which trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MMI. Read more.


Western NJ O&C

ST. LUKE’S CARE NOW: 22 Walmart Plaza, Clinton

The urgent care center in Hunterdon County will reopen Monday, according to a social media post from St. Luke’s University Health Network. The Care Now office does not require appointments.

The center will be open from 8 am to 4 pm and will provide urgent care at a lower cost than an emergency room visit, according to St. Luke’s.


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