Sunday, January 11, 2009

Seventh Street Featured in the Morning Call!

The Morning Call's popular Retail Watch column featured the new hubbub of Seventh Street today in a lengthy overview of new establishments:

Allentown's Seventh Street has been undergoing a lot of changes.

If you've been cruising with the flow of traffic on the busy corridor, you may not have noticed.

I had to take a slower pace and study the changes in greater detail. The area has been undergoing a lot work on the retail front in recent months, with some new businesses added, in addition to some existing ones getting facelifts.

Business reporter Tyrone Richardson, who writes the column, went on to describe the new Jamaican eatery, Winston's, at 619 7th St.--which we posted about previously.


Richardson doesn't indicate if he tried the jerk chicken ($8)--but we did, and it's superb.

The Call article goes on to describe some other new arrivals on 7th Street, including La Cocina Restaurant, which (at 37 N. Seventh St.) is in the former Paul's Gyros space.

The facade grant program, directed to high acclaim by Seventh Street's Main Street Manager Peter Lewnes, is also highlighted in the column.