Pub plan hops across street

Pub plan hops across street

There are 42 comments on the The Morning Call story from Mar 4, 2009, titled Pub plan hops across street. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A restaurant and brewery that had been planned for Easton's long-vacant Pomeroy's department store is now headed across the street, officials announced Tuesday.

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“Howdy, Ya'll!”

Since: Feb 07

Allentown

#1 Mar 4, 2009
Anything combining the Farmhouse with Victory ale is going to be awesome, that's for sure. I am glad Easton isn't paying the Fegleys millions of dollars to open another Brewworks, as it appears those guys like to pay to play these days.(Maybe they're too busy trying to build the golf course brewery before the end of the golf season!)

But...what's the deal with pinning a city's hopes on a brewpub? What are the odds that my kids are going to want to eat in a brewpub after tearing apart the Crayola factory??(Answer: NOT GOOD.) There's a McDonalds in Crayola, and while that's not my favorite place, you should hear the kiddos begging to go get some nuggets and soda. I'm not seeing a symbiotic relationship between a brewpub and Crayola.

Also...how does Pearly Bakers feel about this?
Resident

Allentown, PA

#2 Mar 4, 2009
Looks good to me. But if it's anything like the Farmhouse's prices, it won't be worth it.
barsbarsbars

Allentown, PA

#3 Mar 4, 2009
How many bars does easton need downtown????
Good job Sal

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Mar 4, 2009
Sal Panto is proving to be one of the best Mayor's, if not THE best Mayor, ever, in the city of Easton. He is doing all the right things, and deserves to be commended. Good job, Sal, and keep up the good work.
there is no god

Kingston, PA

#5 Mar 4, 2009
barsbarsbars wrote:
How many bars does easton need downtown????
one big one, to take buses of elementary kids to, for a tour.
Good job Sal

Bethlehem, PA

#6 Mar 4, 2009
MonkeyMomma wrote:
Anything combining the Farmhouse with Victory ale is going to be awesome, that's for sure. I am glad Easton isn't paying the Fegleys millions of dollars to open another Brewworks, as it appears those guys like to pay to play these days.(Maybe they're too busy trying to build the golf course brewery before the end of the golf season!)
But...what's the deal with pinning a city's hopes on a brewpub? What are the odds that my kids are going to want to eat in a brewpub after tearing apart the Crayola factory??(Answer: NOT GOOD.) There's a McDonalds in Crayola, and while that's not my favorite place, you should hear the kiddos begging to go get some nuggets and soda. I'm not seeing a symbiotic relationship between a brewpub and Crayola.
Also...how does Pearly Bakers feel about this?
How does Pearly Baker's feel about this? WHO CARES how ANY other establishment 'feels about this'. What, are you a moron or something? We should survey other businesses to gauge their "feelings" about bringing in other businesses to Easton. You're a real idiot.
Good job Sal

Bethlehem, PA

#7 Mar 4, 2009
barsbarsbars wrote:
How many bars does easton need downtown????
As many as it can get.
American

Bethlehem, PA

#8 Mar 4, 2009
Sounds like an awesome idea. Too bad Easton is a stinky toilet of a town.
New Law

Roseland, NJ

#9 Mar 4, 2009
But it will STILL be in Easton....
Who Cares

Drexel Hill, PA

#10 Mar 4, 2009
The restaurant and brewery dumping Pek@rhead was their first bright move. I am sure that it will be a success now. With Lou they were lucky to leave with their shirts on.
Why

Jim Thorpe, PA

#11 Mar 4, 2009
Why why why why Easton!! Just like the Brew Works in Allentown, another bad location especially for such an awesome brewery. Someone needs to talk to the owners and show them the way,anywhere but the most depressing town in the area....bummer
Now What in Allentown

Center Valley, PA

#12 Mar 4, 2009
Downtown Easton seems to have much more going on than downtown Allentown. Bravo, Mr. Mayor. Now, when will these downtowns do something to entice a corporation into any of those empty downtown buildings?? It would make sense for both Allentown and Easton to get those large lawfirms downtown where the courts are. Co'mon guys, give us a plan, so many of those beautiful buildings sit empty until they become so derelict they have to be torn down at the city's expense. Develop a grand plan and GIVE the real estate to someone who can develop the buildings to fit their needs. Insurance companies, financial companies, I can't believe downtown Allentown didn't bendover backwards to keep all of AAA on Hamilton street. These downtowns are lost until you can fill them with people. The suburban campuses are wastelands- no services, just cars- getting in a car and driving to another suburban area to buy lunch is stupid. Give us reasons to use the spaces downtown, not just another brewpub. At least downtown Easton has a drugstore.
Tony

Bethlehem, PA

#13 Mar 4, 2009
I miss Witchbrew!
Are you Serious

Greensboro, NC

#14 Mar 4, 2009
What happened to the Weller Health Center? Did they move or close? That place was really neat. We would go on a field trip there every year when I was in school!

Since: Sep 07

Allentown, PA

#15 Mar 4, 2009
MonkeyMomma wrote:
Anything combining the Farmhouse with Victory ale is going to be awesome, that's for sure. I am glad Easton isn't paying the Fegleys millions of dollars to open another Brewworks, as it appears those guys like to pay to play these days.(Maybe they're too busy trying to build the golf course brewery before the end of the golf season!)
But...what's the deal with pinning a city's hopes on a brewpub? What are the odds that my kids are going to want to eat in a brewpub after tearing apart the Crayola factory??(Answer: NOT GOOD.) There's a McDonalds in Crayola, and while that's not my favorite place, you should hear the kiddos begging to go get some nuggets and soda. I'm not seeing a symbiotic relationship between a brewpub and Crayola.
Also...how does Pearly Bakers feel about this?
Screw Pearly Bakers. More competition in the square is just what they need. Pearly's has become quite pretentious lately--without merit. The last few times I went there, it reminded me of being in The Standard. Instead of the homey, local pub feeling, I was greeted with bad music, horrible service, and NYC-esque drink prices! The introduction of the Victory Square is just what they need.
oh yeah

Allentown, PA

#16 Mar 4, 2009
Good news on the development; now, if you can stop increasing my taxes . . .
raise a good point

Allentown, PA

#17 Mar 4, 2009
MonkeyMomma wrote:
Anything combining the Farmhouse with Victory ale is going to be awesome, that's for sure. I am glad Easton isn't paying the Fegleys millions of dollars to open another Brewworks, as it appears those guys like to pay to play these days.(Maybe they're too busy trying to build the golf course brewery before the end of the golf season!)
But...what's the deal with pinning a city's hopes on a brewpub? What are the odds that my kids are going to want to eat in a brewpub after tearing apart the Crayola factory??(Answer: NOT GOOD.) There's a McDonalds in Crayola, and while that's not my favorite place, you should hear the kiddos begging to go get some nuggets and soda. I'm not seeing a symbiotic relationship between a brewpub and Crayola.
Also...how does Pearly Bakers feel about this?
Easton businesses around the Crayola Factory have not really done all that well. Best example is Bixlers which is located at the entrance. Bixlers is closing. Downtown restaurants have not had a big lunch time traffic from Crayola. Families stick to Mickey D's or brown bag their lunches. You are right, it will take a marketing push to get families into a brew pub. not saying that it won't happen, but don't count on it to happen automatically
wb fan

Bedford, NH

#18 Mar 4, 2009
Tony wrote:
I miss Witchbrew!
me too ... wonder if this will have any affect on the reopening?

“Howdy, Ya'll!”

Since: Feb 07

Allentown

#19 Mar 4, 2009
Good job Sal wrote:
<quoted text>How does Pearly Baker's feel about this? WHO CARES how ANY other establishment 'feels about this'. What, are you a moron or something? We should survey other businesses to gauge their "feelings" about bringing in other businesses to Easton. You're a real idiot.
Not sure what you're so upset about, but to answer your question...

Pearly Bakers has been (I assume) paying taxes to Easton for many years. If the mayor is giving his weight to a new development, then it would seem to me that the current taxpaying restaurant might have some thoughts about it.

In the end, I have a feeling that both businesses might grow the market, and therefore increase business at PB's in the long run. I know I am up for a Hop Devil most nights, so I'll be a customer when they open.

And, maybe some anger mgmt classes are in order for you, GJS. If you want to go around screaming at folks on Topix, that's cool w/ me, but you might consider other forms of therapy.
Tony

Bethlehem, PA

#20 Mar 4, 2009
wb fan wrote:
<quoted text>
me too ... wonder if this will have any affect on the reopening?
Are they reopening??? I miss the frites!!!

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