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Cork & Cage brings unique craft beer bottle store to The Shops at City Center

Cork & Cage The Shops at City Center Downtown AllentownComing on the heels of the highly successful opening of grain., Downtown Allentown’s new modern American restaurant,  co-owners Cristian Duarte and Morris Taylor have expanded their presence on Hamilton Street. Right next door to grain., they opened an upscale, craft beer bottle shop named Cork & Cage. The store joins the ever-expanding Shops at City Center community just in time for the holiday shopping season.

The name Cork & Cage is a hat tip to a time-honored tradition of beer brewing, where bottles are sealed with a cork and secured with a wire cage. These bottles are typically taller and give off an air of nostalgia and craftsmanship. Often such selections are special-issue beers with unique, inviting recipes. Duarte & Taylor are creating a similar vibe for their new carry-out beer store.

Duarte and Taylor, who also operate Bethlehem’s The Bayou Southern Kitchen & Bar, say the 875-square-foot store at 538 Hamilton St. will carry primarily six-packs of craft and select local varieties of beer. The shop will also carry a selection of delicious snacks and fun grain. merchandise.

“Pulling this all together will be the expertise behind the counter at Cork & Cage,” says Jarrett Laubach, City Center’s Leasing Manager. “I think part of what makes this shop so unique is the experience that the staff will share with their customers about all things beer, including things like brewing techniques and food-pairings.”

Hours of operation:

  • Monday – Thursday 12pm – 9pm
  • Friday & Saturday 12pm – 10pm
  • Closed on Sunday

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City Center Lehigh Valley is a major mixed-use development that is helping transform downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania, into one of America’s most vibrant urban communities and a regional center of excellence for business, culture and metropolitan living. With Allentown’s new arena, PPL Center, at its core, City Center includes more than 1 million square feet among three Class A office towers, the Renaissance Allentown Hotel, STRATA Flats and The Shops at City Center, upscale restaurant space and a coworking space called Velocity. City Center’s total investment in downtown Allentown is $400 million, with additional development of office, residential, retail and green space underway.

'Cork & Cage brings unique craft beer bottle store to The Shops at City Center' have 5 comments

  1. October 21, 2015 @ 11:41 am David C.

    Wait…. are they only offering 6-packs??? If this was a true bottle shop, wouldn’t they also allow you to mix and match your bottles??


    • October 22, 2015 @ 3:42 pm Margo Trott

      You will definitely be able to mix and match bottles at Cork & Cage, David C. Thanks for asking!


  2. November 9, 2015 @ 2:21 pm Nate

    Any further news on this opening?


    • November 10, 2015 @ 10:49 am Margo Trott

      Hi, Nate! Cork & Cage is open! This week, the hours are: Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 6pm, and closed on Sunday. Starting next week (11/16), regular hours will be: Monday – Thursday 12pm – 9pm, Friday -Saturday 12pm – 10pm, and closed on Sunday. Let us know how you like the new shop!


  3. February 11, 2016 @ 10:13 pm Shannon

    Hi. Looking for STONE enjoy by 2-14-16 Black IPA


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