| Mar 31, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Michael Moyer saw Worksman Cycles for the first time during a trip to New York City last year.
The brand and its "Made in USA" status was enough to convince the former Marine to buy a Worksman bicycle.
But Moyer didn't stop there. He thought it would be...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Starfish Brasserie has been an anchor of downtown Bethlehem for more than a decade, a staple on the city's restaurant row, well-known for its interesting seafood dishes and loyal dinner crowd.
The restaurant at 51 W. Broad St., will close —...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 1:33 PM
Sixteen years ago, Joseph Jurkivo was a busboy at Pane e Vino Italian restaurant at 2118 Schoenersville Road in Hanover Township, Northampton County, eager to make his mark on the region's food service industry.
He eventually moved up the ladder,...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:25 PM
When Tyrone Richardson said this column generates a lot of feedback, he wasn't kidding.
I learned that firsthand Monday, my first day on the job as the new Retail Watch writer.
I was born in the Lehigh Valley. I've watched the Lehigh Valley grow. But...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 5:17 PM
In my debut column last Sunday, I asked for your help. Since it's difficult for me to see everything going on around the Lehigh Valley, I asked you to be my eyes, as well, and watch for new retail activity in your area.
Well, you all definitely take your...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 4:48 PM
When Josh Palmer opened his restaurant, Sette Luna, in Easton's historic district seven years ago, he had a good feeling about the struggling city's revitalization efforts. Today, he's even more confident. His urban Tuscan trattoria at 219 Ferry St. is...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 5:14 AM
Hurricane Sandy left the Lehigh Valley and Poconos regions in the dark and with a few less trees but with little damage compared to the beating suffered in neighboring New Jersey.
The only death reported by local emergency and police officials as of...
| May 19, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Phillipsburg Mall is home to anchors like Sears, Bon-Ton, Kohl's and JCPenney's.
But have you noticed that the mall's corridors are riddled with vacancies?
I witnessed the sea of empty storefronts as I walked through the mall during lunchtime Wednesday....
| May 29, 2012
| 6:40 AM
For years, Steve Strauss and J. Christopher West have noticed the Lehighton area could use a one-stop fitness and sports center.
The two, with decades in the sports and training business, recently opened Pyramid Sports Performance Center at the former...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 5:57 PM
The loss of Paws to Tail in the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley earlier this year left a void for those dog and cat owners depending on the shop for its natural, holistic and organic raw, dry and canned pet foods and treats.
Paws of Tail's former...
| Jun 12, 2012
Father's Day is just a few days away, and anyone who has a dad interested in the great outdoors doesn't have to look very far, very hard or very long to find some wonderful gifts that will make him smile year-round.
Even with the loss of Nestor's on...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 4:56 PM
Downtown Allentown's retail world has seen some major changes in recent months, with merchants being uprooted to pave the way for the much-ballyhooed minor league hockey arena.
City blocks once home to barbershops, boutiques and a pizzeria have been...