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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...
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Cupid-approved ideas for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day

City Center Lehigh Valley

February 9, 2017 / Ladies and gentlemen: please consult your calendars. We’re less than a week away from Valentine’s Day, folks. T minus five days! Do. Not. Panic. Downtown Allentown has got you covered. Whether you are spending Valentine’s Day with the love of your life, your new squeeze, your family or your favorite bunch...
Third Thursday Gallery 724 Downtown Allentown
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DESTINATION ARTS: Third Thursdays continue to draw crowds to Downtown Allentown

City Center Lehigh Valley

January 20, 2017  /  Since they began last fall, Destination Arts: Third Thursdays have been a huge hit with both local residents and visitors. Each month, the Downtown Allentown arts and business communities join forces to entertain and delight people of all stripes. everyone is invited to explore the arts organizations and studios, unique retailers...
Downtown Allentown dining
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New video shows Downtown Allentown is full of good cheer

City Center Lehigh Valley

December 19, 2016 / As we head into the home stretch towards the holidays, it’s time to check out the third and final new downtown holiday video, courtesy of the Hamilton District Main Street Program. These shorts are designed to show what a fun-filled visit to the new Downtown Allentown is like. We hope they...
Downtown Allentown holiday lights
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More video of Downtown Allentown’s holiday happenings!

City Center Lehigh Valley

December 9, 2016 /  It’s time to share the second of three new holiday videos, courtesy of the Hamilton District Main Street Program. These shorts are designed to show what a fun-filled visit to the new Downtown Allentown is like. There’s only one thing missing to make it perfect—you! Dave Meyers, City Center’s talented art...
The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar Trees for Charity
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Time for some holiday spirit, Downtown-Allentown style!

City Center Lehigh Valley

December 1, 2016  /   We hope you enjoy this new holiday video, courtesy of the Hamilton District Main Street Program. It shows a fun-filled visit to the new Downtown Allentown that is only missing one thing—you! This is one of three great shorts created by Dave Meyers, City Center’s talented art director. We thank him, and...
Small Office Big Party
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Join the merriment at the Small Office Big Party at the Renaissance Dec. 16

City Center Lehigh Valley

November 16, 2016  /  Have no idea what to do for your staff celebration this holiday season? Manage a small or mid-sized business and want to reward your team for their efforts this past year with a really fun time? Suffer from Forgot-to-plan-a-holiday-party Syndrome? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, have...
Jingle Bell Train Downtown Allentown
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Celebrate Small Business Saturday and the holidays at Allentown’s first Jingle Bell Trail

City Center Lehigh Valley

November 15, 2016  /  There’s a fantastically fun holiday event waiting for you on November 26, 2016, courtesy of the Hamilton District Main Street Program. Come out from 1 to 5 p.m. that day for the inaugural Jingle Bell Trail in Downtown Allentown, where an afternoon of cocktails, food pairings and shopping will showcase some of the...
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Destination Arts launches Third Thursdays in Downtown Allentown

City Center Lehigh Valley

November 15, 2016  /  A new and exciting monthly event begins this week with Hamilton District Main Street Program‘s DESTINATION ARTS: Third Thursdays. From 5 to 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month, Downtown Allentown’s arts and business communities will join forces to create a unique and eclectic evening experience. Exhibitions, sales, classes,...
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Roey’s Paintbox officially opens on the Allentown ArtsWalk

City Center Lehigh Valley

November 8, 2016  /  The official grand opening of Roey’s Paintbox, a new painting-party studio in Downtown Allentown, was held last Tuesday, and many well-wishers, budding artists and curious neighbors came to check out the new space and learn more about the studio’s offerings. Located at 21 N. Seventh Street (on the Allentown ArtsWalk), the...

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