The grand opening of Moravian Book Shop‘s new Downtown Allentown location was held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, on the first floor of Two City Center, 645 West Hamilton Street. The 3,800-square-foot book and gift shop displayed its intriguing selection of books, gourmet confections, housewares and unique gift items at the ribbon-cutting and reception.
The oldest continuously operating bookstore in the United States, Moravian Book Shop’s flagship store in Bethlehem dates back to 1745. The new satellite location in Allentown offers the store an opportunity to expand its presence in the Lehigh Valley, as well as be part of the revitalization taking place in the City of Allentown, says Richard Santee, president of the Book Shop’s board of directors.
Other retail and restaurant tenants in the fully leased Two City Center building include The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, Sorrelli, Minuteman Press, Starbucks and Ruby’s Floral Factory. Moravian Book Shop is the latest retailer to join The Shops at City Center‘s growing community of merchants.
More on the Moravian Book Shop opening in Downtown Allentown in the media:
Moravian Book Shop expands into Allentown, WFMZ-TV 69News, September 1, 2015
- Moravian Book Shop opens in Allentown, LehighValleyLive.com, September 1, 2015