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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.

South Bethlehem Perkins to Reopen This Week


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.

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