Tuesday, January 19, 2010
There will be a chance to meet your neighbors, hear a review of all the exciting things that have accomplished on 7th this past year and learn about what's in store for 2010 and how you can get involved.
Plus there will be yummy food from a few of the great restaurants on 7th and raffle prizes!
Please come for a bit...we'd all love to meet you.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Here's Peter Lewnes, quoted in a Morning Call article from January 3rd:
Peter Lewnes, manager of Allentown's Seventh Street Development Committee, attributes Emmaus' success in part to its attractive storefronts and low vacancy rate -- the more occupied shops a town has, the more other business owners are apt to move in.... "We went from a 40 percent vacancy rate [on Seventh Street] to about 100 percent occupied,'' Lewnes said. ''In this economy there has been a lot of forward movement.'' He said there has been a push for years to create a similar program along the Hamilton Street corridor, but funding for that has not been available.
And today, from Michael Molovinsky's blog:
Peter Lewnes has been doing an excellent job of filling in the gaps on 7th Street, and applying facade grants in a seemingly appropriate way. On Saturdays one is hard pressed to find a parking space. I believe that his enthusiasm, and a growing community's ambition, has finally awakened 7th Street from a long sleep.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
thank you to all the merchants and residents that participated in making 7th Street sparkle with holiday decorations this year!
our tree - newly planted and sustainable...it will grow as 7th Street continues it's growth!