Sep 7, 2008
Sad Sack City
Those wanting a cup of brew this weekend in Allentown's 19th Street Theater District were out of luck. Seems that Hava Java thought they could just close for a few hours and do some maintenance without a permit, not in Pawlowski's cash strapped, power hungry code regulated Allentown. Those familiar with the Theater District know the only constant over the years have been the theater and the coffee shop. Those familiar with the coffee shop, know they prepare no food there whatsoever, beside making coffee, there are no public safety issues. A lost weekend for a small business owner wanting to improve his space. $1.5 million of public money scheduled to be spent promoting the street. An administration short on common sense.
UPDATE: The Stop Work Order was NOT responsible for keeping the coffee shop closed. see elaboration in comment section.