Nov 8, 2011

The Mohican Markets

Once, before the malls, there were three thriving cities in the Lehigh Valley, and some merchants would have a store in each of the downtowns. Some of the buildings still exist, and have been reused; the Allentown Farr (shoe) Building is now loft apartments. Two of three Mohican Market buildings, famous for baked goods, no longer exist. The Easton location, on S. 4th St., was victim to fire. The Allentown store now is the parking lot behind the new Butz office building. The Mohican Markets were last owned and operated by Bernard Molovinsky.

recipe for Mohican Chocolate Chip Brownies

7 comments:

binzley said...

Great post MM. Speaking of the malls, my dad who was a big multi-state banker and lawyer told me that the malls were built by either the mob or the big insurance giants like AIG. I asked why and he said these were the only organizations in America with enough cash on hand to finance such construction. Now AIG is only financing the fancy new instruments created on Wall Street (remember credit default swaps?).

an old dutchman said...

Lee Iacocca of the Yacco family, frequently lamented the investment dollars are going to Wall Street investment schemes rather than real tangible products like automobiles. Well at least the taxpayers are investing in real projects like an arena for toothless wonders.

Anonymous said...

There used to be a Mohican bakery that made the best glazed donuts in the valley. My brother in-law worked there.
Stealth.

Anonymous said...

I think the best donuts came from behringers. Not sure of spelling.They were at 9th and tilghman.Can we disagree stealth without you being hatefull.The mohican was a favorite,my preference was for their meats.Markets work on very low profit margins and with perishables make it a stressful buisness.Your father had a great reputation.

michael molovinsky said...

anon 2:34, for the record, bernard molovinsky was my uncle.

Gregg Heilman said...

When I worked as a Stock Boy for the Sarachecks Mrs. Saracheck would often send me over from their store with a list of items to pick up at the Mohican Market.

Anonymous said...

The Bethlehem store was old and run down by the sixties, but they had great baked goods!

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