Restaurants & Retail

May 22, 2023

State’s official adult drink to aid Uplifting Athletes

Pennsylvania’s 2023 official summer adult drink has been announced. 

May 8, 2023

Bath Bomb business boosts autism-spectrum staff

Kristen Merkert had a need, so she decided to start a business to meet it.

Randy Kostelac
May 8, 2023

Redner’s Markets director details hiring, employee retention

LVB: Redner's Markets is one of Berks County's largest employers. How many people work for you and what are some of the jobs with the company? 

The former Pete’s Hot Dog show will reopen, but perhaps with a new name and new menu. PHOTO/COURTESY LEHIGH FINANCIAL GROUP
May 2, 2023

Hot diggity! New owners take over iconic Bethlehem hot dog shop

The iconic Pete’s Hot Dog Shop in Bethlehem has a new owner, but will the famous hot dogs return? 

Apr 28, 2023

Grand opening at Whitehall Dunkin’

A grand reopening is planned for Saturday at the Dunkin’ on MacArthur Road in Whitehall. 

Apr 26, 2023

Grocer says 6M pounds of food saved through app partnership

In honor of “Stop Food Waste Day” the Carlisle-based grocer said it has diverted 6 million pounds of food from landfills since partnering Flashfood in May 2020. 

Santo Napoli in his downtown Allentown men’s clothing store, Assembly 88. PHOTO/STACY WESCOE
Apr 24, 2023

Merchant, council member wants more retail in Downtown Allentown

For more than 20 years Santo Napoli has been a merchant in downtown Allentown.

Warren and Derrick Clark are opening Belleville Market in Easton.
Apr 14, 2023

Domaci retailers bringing European style market to Easton

Warren and Derrick Clark, co-founders of Domaci, a home furnishings retailer based in the Lehigh Valley, are creating a new retail concept, Belleville Market, a multi-merchant shopping and entertainment space in downtown Easton.  

Mar 31, 2023

New point of sale system lifts restaurant’s bottom line

A change in the point of sale (POS) system at an Easton eatery has increased the restaurant’s bottom line. 

Mar 30, 2023

Fan favorite ice cream returns for baseball season

Just in time for baseball season, Conestoga, Lancaster County-based Turkey Hill is bringing back its Graham Slam ice cream flavor, complete with graham flavor, chocolate marshmallow cups and a graham cracker swirl.  

Staff and management of the PJW Restaurant Group cut the ribbon on the new P.J. Whelihan’s in Doylestown. PHOTO/PJW RESTAURANT GROUP
Mar 14, 2023

New P.J. Whelihan’s opens in Doylestown

The PJW Restaurant Group has opened its 29th location of P.J. Whelihan’s. The newest restaurant was opened in the recently renovated Cross Key Shopping Center off West Swamp Road in Doylestown on March 13. 

The Flying Pig Tap & Tavern is currently under renovation and will open in early April PHOTO/COURTESY BILLY KOUNOUPIS
Mar 9, 2023

Flying Pig set to sail into Bethlehem

Billy Kounoupis, owner of Billy’s Downtown Diner in Bethlehem, is opening a new restaurant in the city, but instead of a breakfast and lunch restaurant like Billy’s, this will be a family-friendly bar and restaurant open later hours.