Business Happenings in the Area: Openings and Closings.


Apna Punjab Indian Grocery and Restaurant will be moving out of its Bethlehem Township location. However, it is not far. Apna Punjab was located at Bethlehem Village Shoppes, 3650 Linden St. They will reopen on March 1, just a little further north. The Indian shop will move to 3829 Nazareth Pike across from the Wal Mart shopping center.

After receiving zoning variances, Tucker is now moving towards the opening at 125 Northampton St. Tucker, who has been working at the Silk Mill on 13th Street for five years, is moving downtown. Jason Hoy and Melanie Hansche, the Silk Mill of 13th Street owners, will be located in the space next to Kabinett. This is the new wine bar they opened on the former Easton Cafe site.

Tucker will be a neighborhood grocery shop, another example of the growing number of Easton businesses looking ahead to serving hundreds of Easton residents who will soon fill many downtown apartments. Tucker is an Australian term that means food.

The Best Pot in Town Vintage Tea Cellar is set to open on Main Street in Slatedale near the northern edge of Lehigh County. The new business posted on Facebook that it is open for “all ideas and concepts you have about old-fashioned stuffy tearooms.” Vintage Tea Cellar will offer traditional afternoon tea with a modern twist.

Mad J’s BBQ will soon reopen its 52 E. Lawn Road location in Nazareth after updating some equipment and adding Grubhub as a delivery option. According to the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Mad J’s continues to cater and provide food at local breweries while the restaurant is being reopened. Mad J’s menu features pulled pork, beef, beef brisket, burnt pork end, and pulled chicken and smoked brats.

After being closed for several days, the BEYOND/HELLO cannabis dispensary at Saucon Valley Square Shopping Center is now open. According to a spokeswoman, the medical marijuana outlet was closed due to renovations and improvements. BEYOND/HELLO can be found at 3679 Route 378, Lower Saucon Township.


Sports & Social is seeking 100 employees for its Allentown restaurant. Sports & Social is a national company that operates in and near entertainment venues. The restaurant and entertainment venue will be on the ground floor at Two City Center at 645 Hamilton St. Sports & Social will interview candidates Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at 21 N. Seventh St. Suite 3. Applications can also be made online.

After theĀ  Facebook page stated this was between state regulators, the Tally Ho Tavern at 205 W. Fourth St. is now open. According to the website, The Ho will be available from Wednesday to Saturday, 4 p.m. until 2 a.m.

Forks Township is closer to having a Chipotle Restaurant at 1900 Sullivan Trail. Posh Properties will be developing a commercial area that includes a Mexican restaurant, a bank, offices, and other businesses. The township board approved the 27,000-square-foot project of supervisors.

A Starbucks was approved by the board at 1504 Sullivan Trail. This chain is based in Seattle and has over 30,000 outlets. However, there were concerns about bringing more people to an already busy area.

Indigo 52, 52 S. Main St. Nazareth held a grand opening Wednesday with the Nazareth Chamber of Commerce. Indigo 52 claims it is the only 100% gluten-free and 100% dairy-free restaurant in the Lehigh Valley. You can choose from appetizers like edamame, sea salt, cauliflower wings, a sample platter, salads, soups, and vegan chili. Besides vegan “crab cakes,” there are stuffed peppers and sundried tomatoes pasta. You can eat breakfast and lunch until 4 p.m. and dinner after 4.

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, the Western Lehigh Chamber of Commerce is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Nowhere Coffee Co. Nowhere Coffee can be found at 3127 Tilghman Street in South Whitehall Township. They are open every day from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. and serve coffee, tea, and seasonal food. There will soon be in-store events.

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