Two more locally owned eateries will join the growing City Center Lehigh Valley community this summer.
Center Ice, a new gelato and crepe café run by the Saylor family, which operates the downtown’s ROAR Social House, will open in July at 722 Hamilton Street. It will be open for lunch, dinner and treats, offering gelato and sweet and savory crepes in a renovated historic space across Hamilton Street from the main entrance to PPL Center.
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Greenmouth Juice Bar and Café, which has a location in Easton, will open a second location on the ArtsWalk in August. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Greenmouth will serve organic, raw cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies, hand-poured coffee and espresso, sandwiches, salads and vegan soups made from locally grown and fair trade ingredients. Greenmouth’s founder and owner Sarah Hinsch aims to educate the Allentown community about “conscious nutrition” and help transform the community’s health by making local organic food accessible at an affordable price.
“I’m a believer in energy, and people have been talking about the energy in downtown Allentown with all the new restaurants,” Hinsch said. “I see the potential in downtown Allentown. City Center has attracted a core group of impressive brands, from the locally owned ones to national brands like Renaissance and Starbucks. I want surround myself with the best and City Center is a class act.”
City Center’s Director of Restaurant Development Brett Kemmerer said, “City Center is pleased to add these two unique, family-friendly, lower-price-point eateries to the thriving downtown restaurant scene. Greenmouth is an exciting, innovative brand, and we’re thrilled that the Saylor family wants to open its second establishment downtown, Center Ice, less than a year after they opened ROAR. As we expand the dining options downtown, we’re also pleased to expand employment opportunities.”
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Both Center Ice and Greenmouth will create several new jobs, as will the new restaurant run by the owners of the Bayou, which is scheduled to open in the former Federal Grill space this August.