New York Floral Leaves Allentown: Dwi...

New York Floral Leaves Allentown: Dwindling revenues at the Nin...

There are 67 comments on the The Morning Call story from Apr 1, 2009, titled New York Floral Leaves Allentown: Dwindling revenues at the Nin.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Twenty-two years after taking over New York Floral in downtown Allentown, owner Andy Wentz has decided to shut his doors, adding to a growing list of stores leaving Hamilton Street.

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Bill

Fogelsville, PA

#71 Apr 11, 2009
jacks a fool wrote:
Jack you are a jacka$$! Yes minorities are the only ones that do anything wrong! You are so brilliant why don't you run for office Hitler! Everyone can run around screaming yay it's Jack 88!
Generalizations like yours are what is wrong with this country you fool. That's like saying every white person is a ****, white tra$h inbred idiots...
Generalizations are not the way to go, yes there are bad people in every race, creed, color, nationality, religion... you can not lump everyone into one big pot.
Have you ever been to downtown allentown? It is overwhelmed by minorities. You are naive if you do not see them as the problem. When whites were in town the place was great, now it is a den of criminals and druggies. These people are not industrious. they want things for free at the expense of the worker. They are the ones Obama and Company represent.
Hope

Bethlehem, PA

#72 Apr 11, 2009
Sad, Very sad. It seems like more and more businesses are closing downtown. All the projects Pawlowski promised to help boost the economy are not moving forward. Examples are: Zawarski Town home development, Zawarski Hamilton Street Condos and Corporate center, most of the Butz Building is vacant, the Mexican restaurant at PPL closed. All the businesses in the old First Union Bank building were cleared out, the Colonial Theatre project never moved forward. The City Line Creamery closed. The only projects that seem to move forward are the ones that are paid by public funds, like parking lots, court house expansions, city and county office expansions, and police substations. When will all the private developers finally invest in the City? We need new leadership that can get the businesses to invest in the downtown. Its been 8 yeas with Pawlowski leading the City's economic development efforts and we are no better off than we were when he first started working for the City. The only thing he accomplished has been the increase of our City's debt.
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Seoul, Korea

#73 Apr 11, 2009
Pawlowski must go!
uninformed public

Easton, PA

#74 Apr 12, 2009
comment wrote:
Pawlowski must go!
Why he is your bud Snail Snot TW, you can always hide behind him and Scotts fat A$$?
Carpenters helper

Allentown, PA

#75 Apr 12, 2009
Yes. Pawlowski is out in left field. He presents himself as having know idea what is going on in the city. We need a hands on mayor not one who insulates himself with out of town numbskulls that don't know anymore about the city than he does.
Hope wrote:
Sad, Very sad. It seems like more and more businesses are closing downtown. All the projects Pawlowski promised to help boost the economy are not moving forward. Examples are: Zawarski Town home development, Zawarski Hamilton Street Condos and Corporate center, most of the Butz Building is vacant, the Mexican restaurant at PPL closed. All the businesses in the old First Union Bank building were cleared out, the Colonial Theatre project never moved forward. The City Line Creamery closed. The only projects that seem to move forward are the ones that are paid by public funds, like parking lots, court house expansions, city and county office expansions, and police substations. When will all the private developers finally invest in the City? We need new leadership that can get the businesses to invest in the downtown. Its been 8 yeas with Pawlowski leading the City's economic development efforts and we are no better off than we were when he first started working for the City. The only thing he accomplished has been the increase of our City's debt.
Mediator in CA

Palm Desert, CA

#76 Apr 16, 2009
I've been reading the posts, and yes...as stated previously, things are tough all over, not just in the Lehigh Valley. I moved to Southern California just five years ago... from the Lambertville area. At that time, Real Estate was at its' all-time high! In just five short years, things have gone into the crapper. People have lost their jobs, their homes and their dignity. As businesses close, the vacancies invite thrift shops, Psycic Readers, and junk t-shirt stores to come in at an adjusted-down rent, just to fill the space. Over the years, I have seen Allentown diminish to the point that I don't know how anyone would want to shop there, let alone open a business. The point is; New York Floral was a top-notch shop. The quality of the product was exceptional. If not for the quality and CLASS of the owner who ran that shop for two decades, the facade of the Hilton, no the (what was it after that, and after that) sans Holiday Inn... would have crumbled long ago. Yes, all the opinions expressed on this site are correct in their own rite...as is mine... AND it's sad to think that Andy and his shop are no longer there, just around the corner, the way it has been for such a long time. I wonder what the Holiday Inn will put in its' place.... another Hip-Hop Shop, perhaps? Shame on you, Holiday Inn...
Mediator in CA

Palm Desert, CA

#77 Apr 16, 2009
Garrett Wentz wrote:
There is no better florist than my brother. His shop will be missed.
Think of him when you have to buy your flowers at the supermarket or get a bad "online arrangement"
This is so true! He is not only a talented man, he is my dearest friend!!! I know his style, his talent, his dedication and determination, and his drive.

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