Federal suit filed over Allentown's C...

Federal suit filed over Allentown's Crocodile Rock

There are 58 comments on the The Morning Call story from Dec 20, 2007, titled Federal suit filed over Allentown's Crocodile Rock. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Balwinder Steven Kahlon wanted to own a rock club. So in 2003 Kahlon placed a down payment on Crocodile Rock in Allentown, buying the building at 520 Hamilton St., its assets and the liquor license -- or so he ...

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#58 Dec 20, 2007
Croc Rock Rules wrote:
Croc Rock is and always will be the best place in PA to go see Live Bands!
Unless your on Joe's payroll or lack of, this is the worst place in PA to even be seen let alone piss on his floor.
LOCAL LAW

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#59 Dec 20, 2007
Guardian Angel wrote:
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Yes I am ! Any D.A. that would let a known habitual criminal like Mr. Clark commit crimes and refuse to prosecute ,then turn around and go after the person pressing the charges for no just cause other than to harass them for Joe is committing unethical practices and should be disbarred.I saw another on here who has displayed this .
GET REAL. I CAN UNDRESTAND SOME OF YOU PEOPLE NOT LIKING MR CLARK OR HIS FORMER PARTNER, BUT DO YOU THINK THE D.A. WOULD INTERACT THAT WAY WITH MR. CLARK? SEEMS TO ME THAT YOU DONT LIKE THE DA BECAUSE HE HANDLED ONE OF YOUR CASES IN THE PAST AND NOW YOU WANT TO SMEAR HIS NAME. GET A LIFE.
Christina

Whitehall, PA

#60 Dec 20, 2007
As a former sales rep that worked with Joe (and Melissa at times) on a weekly basis from day one up until shortly after Steve got involved... I have a few things to say.

First, the building is NOT a slum. If you wanted to see a slum you should have been around as Joe started to work on the place. Then, it was a slum. He spent a lot of time & money working on the facility. I saw this first hand. Look at the picture posted here - that is one of the best looking properties in center city!

Furthermore, Joe DID know what contracts were about, and I never had a problem or issue working with him. When my sales territory was switched, he was in the top five of customers that I actually missed working with! I find it strange that some of these posts here are so negative. I had nothing but a positive working experience with the man. Good luck Joe!!
Guardian Angel

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#61 Dec 20, 2007
Geeee big surprise there are some postings on this that mysteriously disappeared.Remember everyone that Joe has friends at The Morning Call on his payroll too. Much like the moderator of this site may well be.Remember that corruption probe in NJ a few months ago? How do you know tha PA AG is not doing on in Lehigh County ? You Don't! Lets hope 2008 is the year the Lehigh Valley finally gets a desperately needed clean up.Removing all the corrupt individuals including Don Cunningham ,Joe Palowski,James B. Martin,the Allentown branch of the FBI,members of various local police forces,........When you all realize that The Monkey Call is kissing Joe's butt maybe you all will send The Morning Call a message and cancel your subscriptions.You can read the paper online anyway.So tell The Monkey Call what they can do with their paper if they want to be biased in their news reporting.
To the moderator: nice way to help out your friend Joe .Too bad the crap is hitting the fan and everyone is starting to realize just what a scumbag Mr. Clark and his whole family and the alot of the individuals in Lehigh County government are.All of Joe's coming on here under MANY different names trying to downplay the evidence against him will do him no good in court.
Guardian Angel

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#62 Dec 20, 2007
HMMMMMM wrote:
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WHAT WOULD THE POLICE HAVE TO DO WITH THIS?
There are people who filed criminal charges against Joe only to have the police in a certain town(s) say no crime was committed ,then turn around and conspire with Joe to harass the individuals Joe is harassing.One of them had a posting on here that was removed and had a posting on another story revealing some of this.Joe is friends with Allentown mayor Ed Palowski so just think if this is who should be mayor of Allentown when you vote.
Guardian Angel

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#63 Dec 20, 2007
Christina wrote:
As a former sales rep that worked with Joe (and Melissa at times) on a weekly basis from day one up until shortly after Steve got involved... I have a few things to say.
First, the building is NOT a slum. If you wanted to see a slum you should have been around as Joe started to work on the place. Then, it was a slum. He spent a lot of time & money working on the facility. I saw this first hand. Look at the picture posted here - that is one of the best looking properties in center city!
Furthermore, Joe DID know what contracts were about, and I never had a problem or issue working with him. When my sales territory was switched, he was in the top five of customers that I actually missed working with! I find it strange that some of these posts here are so negative. I had nothing but a positive working experience with the man. Good luck Joe!!
Yes look at the picture of the club .It is a picture of the outside of the club.A nice facade just like all of Joe's businesses facades .Inside the ceiling leaks regularly and the club is a slum.
Unbelieveable

United States

#64 Dec 20, 2007
Everybody in Allentown knows how Joe Clark really operates. He treats people like dirt, especially women, doesn't pay his bills, and is a cheat. He does have the cops and the mayor in his back pocket. It's a fact. Not a speculation.
It's about time someone stood up to Joe Clark. But Steve Kahlon better watch his back.
Allentown MOM

Allentown, PA

#65 Dec 20, 2007
I hope he sues the crap out of Joe Clark and wins! Hes a slum lord loser anyway!
Allentown MOM

Allentown, PA

#66 Dec 20, 2007
susan clark wrote:
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN!!!!!!!
LOL, I guess Susan Clark didn't like your comment!

fatboy2

“rockin pandas”

Since: Mar 07

Whitehall

#67 Dec 20, 2007
I don't think Joe Clark will come out of this one clean. It appears there was no legal eviction. You can't just change the locks but Joe has locked many poor people out in the cold before and thinks it is SOP. I am anxious to see what happens
Croc Fan

Hollywood, FL

#68 Dec 20, 2007
Guardian Angel wrote:
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Yes look at the picture of the club .It is a picture of the outside of the club.A nice facade just like all of Joe's businesses facades .Inside the ceiling leaks regularly and the club is a slum.
Guardian Angel, Why do you post so many negative comments about Joe Clark?
What did he ever do to you?
Elron

Etters, PA

#69 Dec 20, 2007
Croc Rock is a dump. I live a couple miles away, and prefer to drive down to bars in Philly to see a show. All Croc Rock has become is a hang out for rich preppie college kids & sluts of questionable age, with overpriced beer and lousy bartenders. The place could turn into a parking lot as far as I'd care. The city would be better for it.
Oh My

Stroudsburg, PA

#70 Dec 20, 2007
Croc Rock Rules wrote:
Croc Rock is and always will be the best place in PA to go see Live Bands!
I am really sorry that you are blind and deaf.
Guardian Angel

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#71 Dec 20, 2007
Croc Fan wrote:
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Guardian Angel, Why do you post so many negative comments about Joe Clark?
What did he ever do to you?
Lets see ..... Who are the two biggest criminals in Lehigh County ?
1)Mark mendelson
2)Joseph P. Clark

Ok now Mark Mendelson is being prosecuted so he is out of the picture.Joe Clark is not being prosecuted (YET) because he pays off so many officials in Lehigh County including Don Cunningham,Ed Palowski,James B. Martin,the Allentown branch of the FBI,...... I would say that makes him worse than Mark Mendelson. That makes the #2 criminal in Lehigh County the #1 criminal now.Congradulations Joe you have become #1 at something.You have become the biggest criminal in all of Lehigh County . Lehigh County's Most Wanted you could say.
Why are there no Guardian Angels in Allentown? They were supposed to come here back in the 90's but suddenly didn't. Coincidentally about the same time Crocodile Rock Cafe openned. Maybe the Guardian Angels would not take the payoffs and turn a blind eye to all this corruption which would make the city not want them here since then they would point out all this corruption.
donut man

Fogelsville, PA

#72 Dec 20, 2007
hey Barry, how are you? give me a call.
Barsack529 wrote:
This is the most insane thing I have ever heard of. First off, CR Holdings never sold the property,, they leased it. Come on now people, if there was a sale, where is the deed? As far as running the business into the ground, well, any accountant could reconstruct the income and that would exhonerate CR Holdings from that. Just because someone defaults on payments and loses the ability to control a positive income in a business is a valid reason to resume control of the business which he started and grew to the point that there was a market value of 1.8 million. If the value is no longer there, the value was lost under the previous management's perview.
As far a terrosit comment, and soliciting actions against others, I'd like to see that play out in court. Heresay right now is not fact. Fact is there was a default, there was an unhappy separation and that is due conditions as they existed. That is unfortunate, but bottom line is the press can accuse through insinuation and quotations by a person was displeased by the situations. But for the same matter when is the last time someone heard a losing football coach not blame someone for their teams shortcomings.
These statements are at best unfair and worst prejudicial to a man who converted a downtown empty building into a considerable nightclub and respectable venue which we as a city have been able to enjoy.
Good luck Joe, this is nonsense and to add family members, where is the integrity here? I know that the middle of business is "sin", but to involve a mans family is really beyond what I condsider to be fair.
The Man

Allentown, PA

#73 Dec 20, 2007
It gets better trust me !!!!

cant wait to see the outcome of this
The Failure Will be shown

Allentown, PA

#74 Dec 20, 2007
Names ruined i heard he was tryin to bring down Palace Pizza as well? I don't get it why can't we just have a place with nothing at all go wrong see good shows and eat good food. Well Crock Rock will be done soon anyway the casinos will build a new =venue and bring in the good acts and have a better establishment.
Reality Check

Northampton, PA

#75 Dec 21, 2007
Guardian Angel: PLEASE Please please do something better with your time and your life, no one cares!

Elron: Obviously you have never been to Crocodile Rock and you are from Slatington,'nuff said!

The Failure: The owner of Palace Pizza is an absolute idiot and doesn't pay his rent either. I heard he plays hide the pepperoni with Mr. Kahlon!

Everyone Else: Mr. Clark has more money than any of you will ever see, so quit being jealous and stop crying!

Let the fun begin...
Croc Fan

Hialeah, FL

#77 Dec 21, 2007
Gaurdian Angel,
I feel sorry for you. You are obviously jealous of Mr. Clarks success. Have you ever thought what downtown
Allentown would look like without Croc Rock? It would be even more depressed. I think you should support Mr. Clark with his recent purchase of the hotel, it is going to revitalize Allentown.

fatboy2

“rockin pandas”

Since: Mar 07

Whitehall

#78 Dec 21, 2007
Don't forget he used to manufacture meth. At least that is what the court records say
whodon dat wrote:
WOW not only is Joe Clark a slum lord but his family was dealing ecstasy pills for a while. At least his daughter and her man where. have you ever been inside a joe clark apartment. It ain't fit for roaches. Mr. Kahlon ain't no saint either. They both should rat each other out and be roomates is jail. Yeah they buy property and fix it up just to cover up all the dirt and drug dealing they do behind closed doors.

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