Since Velocity tenants and fans are some of the most well-connected entrepreneurs in the area, I thought I’d share some information that might be of interest to you, your colleagues and your friends regarding unique retail opportunities in our Downtown Allentown neighborhood, within The Shops at City Center community. We have eight retail spaces being built on the ground floor of STRATA East, our residential building due for completion in the summer of 2017. With prime locations along the ArtsWalk and on Sixth Street across from Miller Symphony Hall, the newest additions to The Shops at City Center will have some of the most sought-after foot traffic in the city.
City Center merchants and eateries serve more than 12,000 people who work downtown every week, along with neighborhood residents and the thousands of visitors who come out to enjoy PPL Center hockey matches, concerts and the many cultural and entertainment events and venues that make Downtown Allentown the place to be.
This is an active and burgeoning community of merchants. Just this past November, The Shops at City Center held a very successful Small Business Saturday, thanks to the efforts of the Hamilton District Main Street Program. It included the inaugural Jingle Bell Trail, an afternoon of cocktails, food pairings and shopping to show off some of the vibrant new places downtown. More than two dozen merchants participated and the crowds came out to shop and socialize. (For more on the Downtown Allentown neighborhood retail scene, check out Jarrett Laubach‘s recent blog post about the success of Small Business Saturday and the revival of the downtown shopping scene. )
Please contact me to find out more about the prime retail spaces coming to STRATA East this summer, or about future retail space available on the ground floor of the future STRATA Symphony, to be completed in the spring of 2018.
STRATA East retail spaces in Downtown Allentown opening in 2017
STRATA East is truly “the place to be” in Downtown Allentown. With 67 luxury residences on the upper four floors, 170 more units next door at STRATA Flats and 60+ more apartments being built across the street at STRATA Symphony. These spaces:
- OFFER COMPETITIVE LEASE RATES
- ARE JUST STEPS AWAY FROM COVERED PARKING
- HAVE THE OPTION TO JOIN THE PARK FREE PROGRAM
- ARE LOCATED PROMINENTLY IN THE ARTS DISTRICT
- HAVE ATTRACTIVE GREEN SPACES CLOSE BY
- ARE PART OF A COLLABORATIVE & LIVELY RETAIL COMMUNITY
- OFFER 15K GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
- BORDER THE PEDESTRIAN-FRIENDLY ARTSWALK
- SIT JUST STEPS FROM THE 170-ROOM RENAISSANCE ALLENTOWN HOTEL
Interested in learning more about the prime retail space available in STRATA East?
For more information, contact: