South Bethlehem Perkins to Reopen This Week

Chain restaurant and bakery on W. Third Street that closed in July 2010 will celebrate a grand reopening Monday morning.


Closed for two years, the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery in South Bethlehem will re-open its doors this week.

The chain restaurant, well known for its fresh baked goods and mammoth muffins, will have a celebratory grand opening starting at 8 a.m. Monday.

The event will feature a ribbon cutting at 8:30 am, followed by the raising of a 20-by-30-foot American flag.

Each visitor to the grand opening celebration will receive a special promotional coupon. Later in the day, the celebration will continue with face painting for the kids and other specials, according to a news release from the Downtown Bethlehem Association.

The restaurant at 205 W. Third St. closed in July 2010 as road construction projects – including the widening of Third Street and the construction of new ramps for the Hill-to-Hill Bridge – began to dominate the landscape.

With a needed reconfiguration of its parking lot and some financial trouble for the chain, the restaurant’s reopening started to look uncertain in 2011. The wait is finally over.

Keith July 01, 2012 at 02:12 PM
This is great news! I've had a hankering for a Perkins French Silk pie since 2010!! Welcome back Perkins!


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