Salomon Jewelers leaving Allentown
After repairing more than 48,000 watches and clocks in downtown Allentown since 1931, the owners of Salomon Jewelers have decided to sell their landmark building and find a new home next summer. "We're not closing, we're changing," third-generation ...
September 13, 2011
After repairing more than 48,000 watches and clocks in downtown Allentown since 1931, the owners of Salomon Jewelers have decided to sell their landmark building and find a new home next summer. Salomon recently sold the three-story building at 606 W. Hamilton St. to real estate developer East Penn Real Estate Inc. is owned by developer J. B. Reilly, whose Bethlehem-based Landmark Communities has developed hundreds of homes and apartments across the Valley, and has been rapidly scooping up properties near the city's proposed hockey arena site. Since March, when the city released plans to locate the hockey arena downtown, Reilly has bought at least seven properties in the arena neighborhood, in addition to several properties and parking lots he has owned in Allentown since 1999. He's... The sale also frees up time for Salomon, who has a degree in watch repair, to get necessary certifications to repair high-end watches such as Rolex and Tag Heuer. That would be a shift away from the shop's tradition of repairing timepieces such as grandfather clocks and watches, as well as jewelry sales. The business was founded by Salomon's grandfather, Ernest Salomon and his wife, Emma, German immigrants, in the 1920s. Salomon plans to vacate the space in June.
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