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This blog is dedicated to sharing all that Downtown Allentown has to offer locals and out-of-towners in the form of arts, entertainment, dining, sports, shopping and history. It’s written by people who live, work and play here, and who are excited to share what they know with you.

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City Center Investment Corporation Announces Partnership with Entertainment Complex Developer Jerry Deifer Jr. to Bring Indoor/Outdoor Venue to Downtown Allentown

City Center Lehigh Valley

April 27, 2017 |City Center Investment Corp., the real estate development company whose major mixed-use development, City Center Lehigh Valley, is revitalizing downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania, announced a partnership with entertainment complex developer Jerry Deifer Jr. today. Together, City Center and Deifer plan to develop a 30,000-square-foot entertainment complex on the corner of Seventh and Hamilton...


Because Downtown Allentown is rapidly becoming one of America’s most vibrant urban communities and a hub for innovation, we’ve created this blog to keep you informed and up-to-date on all things business here in Pennsylvania’s third-largest city. We discuss the diverse group of established and start-up businesses in our neighborhood, which is home to more than 12,000 office professionals and welcomes 4 million new visitors each year. We’ll show you why so many smart companies are doing business in Downtown Allentown.

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Exceptional workforces want exceptional places to live – new Downtown Allentown offers both

Jarrett Laubach

January 16, 2017  / A strong workforce is critical to your business’ success. That’s not rocket science, it’s common sense. It’s also one of the Lehigh Valley’s biggest selling points for businesses looking for a place to call home. For that we can thank, in part, the many area colleges and universities and the excellent...

Peter Gourniak Photo FInish Blog City Center Lehigh Valley


Peter Gourniak’s creative photography, video and production design work have made their mark on the Lehigh Valley and beyond. His blog features not only his artistry and talent, but his thoughts on the transformation of Downtown Allentown over the past three decades.

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IMAGES: What makes a neighborhood?

Peter Gourniak

March 3, 2016  /  A few months into a new year of fantastic growth, prosperity, learning, opportunities and life, I offer a few notes and some neighborhood photos for your perusal. The new business coming in and the success of the arena are continually changing the perception of all the naysayers about the real and...



MOVE UP DOWNTOWN City Center Lehigh Valley

Move Up, Downtown

Living in City Center means that your social life and your home life don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Downtown Allentown offers a unique, fun and comfortable urban lifestyle, and this blog is dedicated to showing you it all.

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STRATA East upscale apartments to open in Downtown Allentown in May 2017, preleasing now underway

City Center Lehigh Valley

February 20, 2017  / Preleasing for STRATA East, Downtown Allentown’s upscale 67-unit apartment building under construction at Sixth and Linden streets, officially kicked off this past Saturday. The building, which plans to welcome its first residents in May 2017, is an expansion of STRATA West (formerly known as STRATA Flats), the 170-unit apartment building that...


Jane Heft City Center’s vice president, director of project design and corporate brandingOn Design

On Design is the newest City Center blog by Jane Heft, City Center’s vice president, director of project design and corporate branding. See Downtown Allentown’s revitalization through this Valley-born designer’s eyes.

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Building on the Details

Jane Heft

February 24, 2016  /  As we enter 2016, I’m filled with much hope and inspiration. There’s never a moment that doesn’t inspire me, and never a challenge I don’t want to take on.   Having grown up in a world of music and fashion, I’m naturally inspired by style and home design forecasts. I browse...

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