Nov 4, 2013

The Marketplace Speaks

Allentown's experiment in fine dining is over. Sangria is becoming Billy's Diner, and the eloquent rooftop bar at Cosmopolitan was converted into a dance club. Although the club will have different hours and a separate entrance, the restaurant cannot escape it's downward transition. Allentown simply does not have the ambience to support upscale dining. I'm pictured above, in my younger days, at a club in Brooklyn.


Anonymous said...

It is a shame. I've had dinner at the Cosmopolitan a few times. Food always excellent, food always expensive, and the place always just about empty.

Even with all the businesses relocating downtown, there won't be enough high/comp people who can afford to eat there too often.

Bring back Sal's Spaghetti House.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:08am
Funny you should mention Sal's (used to be Bert's) I was Sal's first and only wholesale milkman when he opened, and the place use to be "packed" with regular folks like you, me and Micheal. The Look Steak Shop on 8th with old George and the staff. "Packed" for breakfast and lunch also. Wonderful memories of our "old home town" sigh!!.....PJF