Allentown Beer will close early next year. The Lehigh Street beer distributor has been in business for about half a century, but owner Robert Mickus said he lost his lease and was unable to find a suitable location for the market rate.
The location is becoming a Sheetz, as this stretch of Lehigh Street near Highway 78 becomes a bunch of convenience stores. Turkey Hill and Wawa are already operating nearby, and a Royal Farms will take over what is now Brass Rail.
Mickus said he will keep his beer license and see if a good place, perhaps with 5,000 square feet, becomes available. Meanwhile, Beerco will close by the end of January.
Eyelashes by Gab arrives at the Promenade Shops in Saucon Valley early next year, opposite the cinema. This will be the second location for Gabriella Edwards, who in 2017 started working with her mother at Gabriella’s salon. In addition to eyelash services, Gabriella sells eyelash artist supplies, other merchandise, and offers esthetician certification training.
Pottsville’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Beyond / Hello, will open on Monday. The dispensary will open to customers at 10:00 a.m. at 101 N. Center St., the former Schuylkill Trust Co. building. Beyond / Hello will be the only medical marijuana outlet for 30 minutes in any direction , according to owner Jushi Holdings Inc. The company operates 18 dispensaries across Pennsylvania.
The Schuylkill County outlet will sell dry leaves, concentrates, cartridges, tinctures, topicals, capsules, pills and devices to use them. A licensed pharmacist is on staff and the store is accessible to people with disabilities.
Miam Miam pastry from Quakertown is back. The renovated café and donut shop on Route 313, near Route 309, reopened on Monday. Hours at the moment are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for walk-in services, and both steering wheel and online controls will be available at some point in the future. Yum Yum is also present in Colmar and Warminster.
Bru Daddy Brewing Co. Allentown is expanding. The brewer said it signed a lease for 26,000 square feet at the old Mack Truck factory on South 10th Street. The 15-barrel steam plant “will produce tons of new Hazy IPAs, Fruity Sours, crisp lager, barrel-aged beers” and traditional beers, according to the brewer.
Bru Daddy has also invested in a reverse osmosis water treatment system and has a laboratory on site. The Brewer operates a beer garden at 732 Hamilton Street and “Blended by Bru Daddy’s” at 27 N. Seventh St., serving beer and food.
The location of Bath Red Tomato on Airport Road has closed but the Orefield restaurant at 3636 Route 309 in Orefield remains open. The Red Tomato Pizzeria serves gourmet pizzas, salads, calamari, stromboli, paninis and more. Red tomato pizzas are available with meat, chicken and vegetarian toppings.
Custom cabinetmaker DBS Draper of Perkasie was acquired by Williams Ohs of Denver, Colorado, for an undisclosed price. The transaction brings together two luxury cabinetmakers. Bill Draper started his business in 1981 in a basement, then moved to a chicken coop and now operates in a former cigar factory.
Mid Penn Bancorp completed its acquisition of Riverview Financial Corp. The transaction totaled $ 124.7 million in shares. Mid Penn is now expanding into new markets including the Lehigh Valley and State College area. The bank is based in Millersburg, Dauphin County, north of Harrisburg.
Mid Penn is listed on the NASDAQ market under the symbol MPB. The combined company’s assets total approximately $ 4.7 billion.