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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...
Allentown ArtsWalk Mural Dedication
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Musings about murals, holiday decorations and life on the Allentown ArtsWalk

Robert Fox

December 21, 2016  /  Last Thursday, I attended the dedication of the new mural on the ArtsWalk at City Center and it really got me thinking about how unique our community is in Downtown Allentown. The ceremony had been moved into the lobby here at STRATA Flats due to inclement weather. By the start time, the lobby was...
Downtown Allentown Restaruant Week 2016
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Downtown Allentown Restaurant Week is here, and the dining options are phenomenal!

City Center Lehigh Valley

November 8, 2016  /  I am one happy camper this week, and you want to know why? It’s because Allentown Restaurant Week is back, and the selection of restaurants and menu items is absolutely amazing. Lunch, dinner, brunch…take your pick! Reports from my friends, colleagues and social media connections tell me I’m not the only one...
Center Ice Allentown
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Center Ice is trying to be the apple of my eye…and it’s working!

Robert Fox

October 28, 2016  /  Life is complicated. Sometimes you have to be a pillar of self-control and discipline. But other times, you just have to give in to your inner ice cream lover. What? It’s Friday afternoon. What kind of personal struggle did you think I was going to have? In addition to it being...
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Welcome to the neighborhood, Queen City BBQ: A photo album

Robert Fox

October 18, 2016  /  After months of anticipation and ogling at the construction progress through the windows as I walked by, Queen City BBQ has opened its doors on the corner of Seventh Street and The ArtsWalk at City Center here in Downtown Allentown. I am not exaggerating in the least when I tell you...
Vince's Cheesesteaks Allentown
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Vince’s Famous Cheesesteaks hosting school supply drive to help area students

Robert Fox

September 29, 2016  /  I can’t think of a better way to start my blogging journey than by announcing a terrific community event to benefit the students of the Allentown School District. I’m excited to share that Vince’s Famous Cheesesteaks, in partnership with the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, is holding a school...
STRATA III Symphony Hall Downtown Allentown
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STRATA III receives Allentown Planning Commission approval

City Center Lehigh Valley

September 15, 2016  /  On Tuesday,  the Allentown Planning Commission approved City Center Lehigh Valley‘s plans to build a 71-unit luxury apartment building next to Miller Symphony Hall. Called STRATA III, it will be City Center’s third downtown apartment complex and will offer a dozen two-story lofts with private rooftop decks, a dramatic waterfall feature...
organic farmers market downtown allentown city center lehigh valley
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New Downtown Allentown Local Food Market launches August 19

City Center Lehigh Valley

  UPDATE: Check out WFMZ’s great news piece on the the inaugural Downtown Allentown Local Food Market here. August 16, 2016  /  This Friday, August 19, the new Downtown Allentown Local Food Market launches from 4 to 7 p.m. at Seventh and Hamilton streets, next to the Wells Fargo Building. The market will feature local...
Allentown Symphony Orchestra
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Get a taste of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra every Friday over lunch

City Center Lehigh Valley

August 12, 2016  /  You don’t have to be a music aficionado to fall in love with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. It is an amazing group of musicians and a true Lehigh Valley treasure. The level of talent and artistry in this orchestra is immediately apparent upon your first listen, and is something everyone can enjoy....
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LAND COLLECTIVE and City Center ask Downtown Allentown: “Help us design your park!”

City Center Lehigh Valley

August 2, 2016  / LAND COLLECTIVE and City Center Lehigh Valley will host an informal community event in Center Square, on the southwestern corner of Seventh and Hamilton streets, on Thursday, August 4, 2016. The goal is to solicit feedback to better inform design strategies, making sure that approaches to City Center’s public spaces support...
Pokemon GO Downtown Allentown
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A Pokémon GO pub crawl in Downtown Allentown? Oh, yeah!

Kristen Zelinski

July 14, 2016  /  We have reached a new era in nightlife, people. This Wednesday, July 20, 2016, Downtown Allentown will have its first-ever Pokémon GO Bar Crawl. The event runs from 6pm – 11pm and is the brainchild of the folks at The Social Station. I don’t know all that much about this new...
ArtsWalk at City Center Downtown Allentown
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The ArtsWalk: where art, music and good times converge downtown

Kristen Zelinski

May 13, 2016  /  One of the greatest things about my job as a STRATA Flats leasing manager is making connections with new people—the community I work with every day. Gathering places, such as lounges, gardens, parks, gyms and cafes, have become so important to urbanites, including those here in Downtown Allentown. It seems that...
Greenmouth Downtown Allentown Hot in the City
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Wednesdays are wonderful, downtown is hopping and more stuff you need to know

Kristen Zelinski

April 20, 2016  /  Wednesdays make me happy. Not to take anything away from Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays—because I still love my weekends, y’all—but recently the middle day of the workweek has become one I look forward to more than I used to. Something happens on this day each week, that makes me want to...
STRATA II demolition begins City Center Lehigh Valley
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WFMZ-TV VIDEO: Demolition makes way for STRATA II in Downtown Allentown

City Center Lehigh Valley

March 16, 2016  /  Thanks to WFMZ-TV 69News and reporter Jamie Stover, we have this great video clip of construction crews beginning work on STRATA II, a 67-unit expansion of City Center Lehigh Valley‘s upscale residential complex STRATA Flats at Four City Center.   video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player (Source: Demolition makes way for apartment...
Life in Downtown Allentown STRATA Flats
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Life in Downtown Allentown: So much to do!

Kristen Zelinski

January 22, 2015  /   Well, that was fast. It’s the tail end of January already! It must be true what they say about time flying when you’re having fun, because we have had a ton of fun here at STRATA Flats at Four City Center lately. And there’s more to come, too. Life in...

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