Centro, a new Italian restaurant, is heading to downtown Allentown. Located at the now-combined 530 and 532 Hamilton Street corner storefront next to the recently announced “grain.” restaurant from the owners of The Bayou. Not much is known yet about the other details of the restaurant, including who will be the operator and head chef, but work is coming along briskly at the renovated location. The restaurant joins a seemingly never-ending announcement chain of downtown restaurants. Already operation are Roar/Hush, The Hamilton, Tony Luke’s, Shula’s Steakhouse, Chickie’s and Pete’s, Dime, Crust, Tim Horton’s, Johnny’s Bagels, and Nosh. Bell Hall, a gourmet burger restaurant, joins Centro and grain. in preparations for a late summer opening. Brett Kemmerer, the director of restaurant development at City Center Lehigh Valley, the developer for many of the new restaurants, did not respond to a request for comment as of publication. We’ll keep you up-to-date with news as it becomes available.
The owners of the Bayou, Morris Taylor and Cristian Duarte, as well as their executive chef, Tyler Baxter, are opening a new restaurant in downtown Allentown, City Center Lehigh Valley announced today. …