A promenade of new shops to open in U...

A promenade of new shops to open in Upper Saucon

There are 49 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jan 23, 2008, titled A promenade of new shops to open in Upper Saucon. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Since it's still too cold to linger, we'll get right to it. A The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley is getting ready to welcome several new stores: Shenk & Tittle, a sporting goods and apparel store based in New ...

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AnnieB

Allentown, PA

#1 Jan 23, 2008
Just what the Valley needs: Another pizza joint. How boring.
Judge Grudge

United States

#2 Jan 23, 2008
Looks like the $$$$ still flows in the valley. What was that I just read about valley residents cutting back?? A recession???? Where?? Not in the LOOK HOW MUCH $$ I CAN SPEND VALLEY!!!!!
Just one more place I WILL NOT SHOP!!
Eb Rendell

Bethlehem, PA

#4 Jan 23, 2008
I think the Promenade shops would be a great location for a casino.
Truth

Allentown, PA

#5 Jan 23, 2008
Waldenbooks is leaving the Lehigh Valley Mall because mall owners forced them out. The Mall lured Barnes & Noble to make them the exclusive bookstore of the center. The Waldenbooks workers had to find out they were losing their jobs from an article in the paper. Dirty, Dirty, Dirty! The even dirtier...Waldenbooks offered workers severance packages as long as they didn't go to work for the competitor (Barnes & Noble). As any labor lawyer will tell you that's Illegal! And it's ridiculous to think that a bookstore would do this. They're not Lockheed-Martin. There's no trade secrets involved. As for me, I won't be going to the Promenade Shops to rub shoulders with the snot-nosed ****'s who don't know what it's like to work for a living. Barnes & Noble never has the books I want (it's the special order BS). I buy from Amazon!

“I've now been in 57 states”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#7 Jan 23, 2008
Truth wrote:
Waldenbooks is leaving the Lehigh Valley Mall because mall owners forced them out. The Mall lured Barnes & Noble to make them the exclusive bookstore of the center. The Waldenbooks workers had to find out they were losing their jobs from an article in the paper. Dirty, Dirty, Dirty! The even dirtier...Waldenbooks offered workers severance packages as long as they didn't go to work for the competitor (Barnes & Noble). As any labor lawyer will tell you that's Illegal! And it's ridiculous to think that a bookstore would do this. They're not Lockheed-Martin. There's no trade secrets involved. As for me, I won't be going to the Promenade Shops to rub shoulders with the snot-nosed ****'s who don't know what it's like to work for a living. Barnes & Noble never has the books I want (it's the special order BS). I buy from Amazon!
Waldenbooks is being driven out by superior competition. Borders cannot and will never be able to compete with B&N. B&N is simply a superior retailer to Borders. B&N stores are nicer, they have a better selection, their employees are more knowledgeable, and they have better coffee.

Thanks for not shopping at the Promenade Shops as it is nice to keep out the riff raff.
Hmm

New Ringgold, PA

#8 Jan 23, 2008
silver surfer wrote:
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Waldenbooks is being driven out by superior competition. Borders cannot and will never be able to compete with B&N. B&N is simply a superior retailer to Borders. B&N stores are nicer, they have a better selection, their employees are more knowledgeable, and they have better coffee.
Thanks for not shopping at the Promenade Shops as it is nice to keep out the riff raff.
As far as knowledgeable staff, you have either not been in the Borders in Whitehall or you only asked them for help with the latest John Grisham novel. The staff at that location is always friendly and have a varied array of knowledge about books, movies and music.

“Tolerance and reason”

Since: Apr 07

Lehigh County

#9 Jan 23, 2008
Nice. I shop at Promenade from time to time and work longer hours most people. It's revealing that you make such a connection.
Truth wrote:
Waldenbooks is leaving the Lehigh Valley Mall because mall owners forced them out. The Mall lured Barnes & Noble to make them the exclusive bookstore of the center. The Waldenbooks workers had to find out they were losing their jobs from an article in the paper. Dirty, Dirty, Dirty! The even dirtier...Waldenbooks offered workers severance packages as long as they didn't go to work for the competitor (Barnes & Noble). As any labor lawyer will tell you that's Illegal! And it's ridiculous to think that a bookstore would do this. They're not Lockheed-Martin. There's no trade secrets involved. As for me, I won't be going to the Promenade Shops to rub shoulders with the snot-nosed ****'s who don't know what it's like to work for a living. Barnes & Noble never has the books I want (it's the special order BS). I buy from Amazon!
Lissa

Exton, PA

#10 Jan 23, 2008
Sounds to me like someone had a wrotten experience at the promenade and is now taking his/her distate to everyone, My family personally loves it, not in this cold weather, but when it's nicer out we love to just walk around and stop in here and there, and yes, I do own a business and work long hours, odd......guess that's not the norm
Newbomb Turk

Louisville, CO

#12 Jan 23, 2008
What ever happened to the big, inflatable RATS???
Reverse snob

Lehighton, PA

#11 Jan 23, 2008
You are free to shop wherever you like but it is odd that you think that people who have the money to shop there don't know what it is like to work for a living.

How do you think they got their money? Sounds like you have some unresolved jealousy issues.

By the way, severence pay is not mandatory. Waldenbooks can put whatever restrictions on it they choose. The workers don't have to accept it!
Truth wrote:
Waldenbooks is leaving the Lehigh Valley Mall because mall owners forced them out. The Mall lured Barnes & Noble to make them the exclusive bookstore of the center. The Waldenbooks workers had to find out they were losing their jobs from an article in the paper. Dirty, Dirty, Dirty! The even dirtier...Waldenbooks offered workers severance packages as long as they didn't go to work for the competitor (Barnes & Noble). As any labor lawyer will tell you that's Illegal! And it's ridiculous to think that a bookstore would do this. They're not Lockheed-Martin. There's no trade secrets involved. As for me, I won't be going to the Promenade Shops to rub shoulders with the snot-nosed ****'s who don't know what it's like to work for a living. Barnes & Noble never has the books I want (it's the special order BS). I buy from Amazon!

“Greetings!”

Since: Oct 07

Lehigh Valley

#13 Jan 23, 2008
Truth wrote:
Waldenbooks is leaving the Lehigh Valley Mall because mall owners forced them out. The Mall lured Barnes & Noble to make them the exclusive bookstore of the center. The Waldenbooks workers had to find out they were losing their jobs from an article in the paper. Dirty, Dirty, Dirty! The even dirtier...Waldenbooks offered workers severance packages as long as they didn't go to work for the competitor (Barnes & Noble). As any labor lawyer will tell you that's Illegal! And it's ridiculous to think that a bookstore would do this. They're not Lockheed-Martin. There's no trade secrets involved. As for me, I won't be going to the Promenade Shops to rub shoulders with the snot-nosed ****'s who don't know what it's like to work for a living. Barnes & Noble never has the books I want (it's the special order BS). I buy from Amazon!
I feel badly for all of the workers from Walden Books. Business or not, the people who work there still have families to support and being told that the store was closing through an article is just rotten.

I like shopping at Walden, it was nice and quaint. Who cares if they don't have coffee and I'm a coffee drinker.

I wish all of the employees of Walden the best luck with their job searches.
Bob

Easton, PA

#14 Jan 23, 2008
I heard Melt is in bankruptcy...anyone else hear this??
Bartholemu Ruffe

Allentown, PA

#15 Jan 23, 2008
I have been to the Pandini's in North Carolina and the food is terrific. I can't wait to finally have a good place to go locally for gourmet pizzas etc .There is such a need for a place you can go for lunch or bring the family for dinner to have a good meal without it being too expensive. The Labretti sandwiches are awesome.
David-1206

Atlanta, GA

#16 Jan 23, 2008
Good news. Welcome !!!
Staberdearth

Milwaukee, WI

#17 Jan 23, 2008
If the economy craters, you folks will have far more to worry and complain about than book stores and a lot of angry hearsay...think about it. At least then, the newly cobbled together mass transit line from main population areas of the Valley will make a bee line to the Promenade shops so people can go there to walk around. At such a time, will anyone be spending anything?

The Promenade Shops are a nice place to go (so far...), far more relaxing than the Lehigh Valley Mall and its cramped parking. No hooded, low pantsed riff raff...yet. Mass Transit could change all of that. that's why they call it "mass" and not "quality".

Tell me, what were they thinking when they put the postage stamp lot in the new open air shop area at the LVM? Why not do what the "dawntawn" areas do. Charge for parking in that miniscule space, but refund if you buy from the stores there...
Staberdearth

Milwaukee, WI

#18 Jan 23, 2008
Bob wrote:
I heard Melt is in bankruptcy...anyone else hear this??
No, but it is quite pricey for the area... I went there twice. Once to eat lunch. Food was quite good but not worth the ridiculous price! You can get equal or even better food elsewhere for a hell of alot less. You are paying for a lot of custom ambiance and huge business mortgage bill! Second time I went to take pictures of the men's room (!) decor (slick design, but the sink concept will be passe in a year or two) for my own own fix up ideas...I did not see Larry Craig there though...:-)
Joe Bethlehem

Macungie, PA

#19 Jan 23, 2008
Bob wrote:
I heard Melt is in bankruptcy...anyone else hear this??
That is very interesting.
IMPORTED

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Jan 23, 2008
Not being "from the Valley", it is nice to know that shopping choices include more than Family Dollar and K-Mart..and that there are more dining choices than City View Diner (not that it's bad)or BurgerKing. If you look around, there are plenty of shopping/dining choices for all budgets...and MORE are coming! That is what makes the Lehigh Valley a great place to live. It's nice to know that retail investors still consider the Lehigh Valley a great place to make that investment. I'm glad I'm here.
Pop

Bethlehem, PA

#21 Jan 23, 2008
Waldenboks was horrible. Their selection was poor, they charged cover price and the store was too small and messy.
Pop

Bethlehem, PA

#22 Jan 23, 2008
Not Again wrote:
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I feel badly for all of the workers from Walden Books. Business or not, the people who work there still have families to support and being told that the store was closing through an article is just rotten.
I like shopping at Walden, it was nice and quaint. Who cares if they don't have coffee and I'm a coffee drinker.
I wish all of the employees of Walden the best luck with their job searches.
Talk to their parent company. Why didn't they all get jobs at Borders? Because Borders is another union busting corporate behemoth who care little for their workers, apparently.

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