We are so happy to relaunch our website. It is updated and reflects our new digs in downtown Allentown. Allentown, as many of you may know, is truly undergoing a renaissance. New office towers, apartment buildings, the PPL Center, the hockey and entertainment center, an Arts Walk......
People ARE moving downtown, many, many people are now working in center city (lunch time street traffic has turned into something out of the set of Suits!), and restaurants are opening up and getting increasingly good reviews. RE:find is part of a committed group of retailers who have taken a leap of faith and are at the forefront of Allentown's retail renaissance.
It takes awhile to re-establish a shopping destination. As any good Lehigh Valley native will tell you, not too long ago, Allentown was THE shopping destination for the entire Lehigh Valley. Like many places, due to the changing nature of retail as well as the city itself, much of the retail of yesteryear went away. There are very few Hess', Allentown's premier department store, anymore, and for better or worse, they aren't coming back. What is happening now in Allentown, like many cities throughout the country, is independent retailers are bringing their energy, expertise and unique perspectives to retail. Retail stores are not going away -- they are an essential feature to a healthy and prosperous downtown.
Allentown's retail sector is growing, and definitely worth a visit. We are not your grandmother's Allentown (probably not even your sister's). Change is happening very fast. Keep up with it and come back for a visit!