Jul 4, 2016
Allentown, The Lehigh Valley's Humpty Dumpty
The Molovinsky entourage entered Easton about 4:45 Sunday evening. Although early for dinner, there was already sizable activity in center square and the nearby restaurants. The 64 thousand dollar question, or more precisely, the $1billion dollar question, is how can little Easton outperform Allentown when the latter has benefitted from the largest incentive program in state history?
I'm afraid I can't give Sal credit. His bus terminal/parking deck is a bigger abomination than I predicted. Truth is because nothing else was done, Easton has retained its historical character, and the charm that conveys. People want some ambience. It can be authentic, such as historic Bethlehem, or it can be completely fabricated, such as the Promenade in Saucon. But Allentown has nothing, except new buildings, devoid of any character. Before Reilly builds another thing, he should consider hiring an architectural consultant.