The Morning Call (Sunday)

Valley open air-mall plans fashion show


The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley will hold its first Fashion Night, an evening celebratin­g the latest styles and trends.

The event at the an open-air lifestyle shopping center in Center Valley will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Guests can enjoy a fashion show from 5-6 p.m. featuring collection­s from several of The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley’s top retailers, including Athleta, Francesca’s, J.Jill, Love Obsessed, and White House Black Market.

Attendees will receive exclusive discounts at select retailers as well as the opportunit­y to purchase and sip on an alcoholic beverage while they shop for those 21 years and older. The event is free and no pre-registrati­on is required.

If you’d like a VIP experience, you can pay $50 in advance or $60 at the door. VIP attendees will receive a gift bag, front-row seating for the fashion show and access to a VIP cocktail hour from 4-5 p.m. at The Patio with one compliment­ary alcoholic beverage, hors d’oeuvres and live music.

For more informatio­n, visit https://www.thepromena­deshopsats­auconvalle­

Sheetz opens 7th Valley location

A new Sheetz in the Lehigh Valley, the chain’s seventh area location, opened Saturday at 2939 Lehigh St. in Allentown.

The Altoona-based gas station and convenienc­e store, which offers a variety of made-to-order food and drinks, has about 670 locations throughout Pennsylvan­ia, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina.

The Wawa competitor’s presence in the Lehigh Valley has increased over the past few years as it and Wawa ramp up their rivalry. One opened in Upper Macungie Township last September.

In May, Sheetz was considerin­g demolishin­g its store at 3201 Schoenersv­ille Road, Bethlehem, to make a new one with a drive-thru and a car wash.

A Wawa with a drive-thru is expected to be built in Lower Macungie Township. It will be the second in the state. The first was built in Falls Township in lower Bucks County.

First Cheesecake Factory coming to Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley Mall said Monday that The Cheesecake Factory is planning to open this year. The restaurant has placed job ads for restaurant and kitchen manager positions.

“The Cheesecake Factory is pleased to open our first greater Lehigh

Valley location at Lehigh Valley Mall later this year,” said David Overton, founder and CEO of The Cheesecake Factory Inc. “Lehigh Valley Mall is a wonderful property and we look forward to opening there and serving guests from the local area.”

The full-service restaurant will take up more than 8,900 square feet for indoor dining and more than 1,200 square feet for patio dining at the Whitehall Township mall.

The Cheesecake Factory was founded as a bakery in Los Angeles more than 50 years ago. It opened its first restaurant location in 1978 in Beverly Hills, California.

It is known for its cheesecake, but also offers more than 250 other items on its menu. The company says on its website that its food is “fresh and from scratch in each restaurant.”

The potential arrival of The Cheesecake Factory is a dream come true for many local consumers, who have said in surveys that the restaurant was among the most wanted chains to come to the Valley.

“Lehigh Valley Mall is thrilled to have The Cheesecake Factory join our dining community,” said Elizabeth DiDuca, Lehigh Valley Mall’s director of marketing and business developmen­t. “The addition of the new, fan-favorite restaurant will allow us to deliver a unique and memorable dining experience for our guests to enjoy during their visit to the center.”

New restaurant comes to Nazareth

The Vista Grill, 49 N. Broad St., Nazareth, held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday.

Owner TJ Bostian opened Vista Grill with the hopes that friends and neighbors can indulge in traditiona­l American delights; from juicy burgers to creamy macaroni and cheese. A longtime resident of Nazareth and a Nazareth High School and CTI graduate, Bostian said he is excited to be opening his business in his hometown, offering both dine-in and to-go


The location is centrally located in the historic downtown district. The building has been renovated to reflect the new business flavor and decorated with artwork and stained glass made by Bostian and his family.

For informatio­n on Vista Grill, go to www.thevistagr­

Crumbl Cookies announces opening date for Quakertown store

A national cookie chain will be opening just outside Quakertown this month.

Crumbl announced its location at 38 N. West End Blvd. in Richland Township, Bucks County will open on Aug. 18.

The cookie chain, known for its rotating gourmet cookies, already has a location at the Northampto­n Crossings shopping center in Lower Nazareth Township. This new one will mark the second location in the area.

The chain has more than 800 store locations throughout 49 states, according to the company website.

The chocolate chip cookie is always on the menu, however the remaining cookies rotate frequently, often weekly.

Recent flavors include Kentucky Cake Batter, Pink Donut and Vanilla Crumb Cake.

Easton meat processing business expanding in Allentown

Grizel Mazariegos-Perez and her husband Felix Perez, owners and operators of Easton Meat Services LLC, a wholesale meat processing business in Easton, recently purchased a property at 1101 Hanover Ave. in Allentown to expand their business.

L&K Asian Market was the previous business in the 2,800-square-foot building. The purchase price was not disclosed. The couple is planning to renovate the space and hope to open sometime later this year.

 ?? APRIL GAMIZ/MORNING CALL PHOTOS ?? The Chick-fil-A restaurant in Lower Macungie is undergoing renovation­s and is expected to open sometime this month, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page.
APRIL GAMIZ/MORNING CALL PHOTOS The Chick-fil-A restaurant in Lower Macungie is undergoing renovation­s and is expected to open sometime this month, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page.
 ?? ?? A new Sheetz opened Aug. 5 on Lehigh Street in Allentown.
A new Sheetz opened Aug. 5 on Lehigh Street in Allentown.

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