Sports & Social to Open in Allentown’s Two City Center Building

The national dining and entertainment venue will replace The Hamilton, which is slated to close down later this year.
Sports & Social to Open in Allentown’s Two City Center Building
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Downtown Allentown will have to say farewell to a long-time staple at the end of this year. City Center Investment Corp. and Sports & Social, a division of Baltimore-based The Cordish Companies, announced plans to bring the national entertainment venue into the space currently occupied by The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar. The Morning Call reports The Hamilton will close down by the end of this year.

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City Center Investment Corp. is a real estate development company putting efforts into revitalizing downtown Allentown. On September 15th, City Center announced plans to bring Sports & Social to Allentown, writing across social media channels: “City Center announces Sports & Social as newest tenant in Downtown Allentown! Sports & Social is a highly curated collection of venues by Live! Dining & Entertainment.”

Sports & Social, which is connected with Xfinity Live! and Live! Casino & Hotel in the South Philly Sports Complex, will open next spring on the corner of 7th and Hamilton, on the ground floor of the Two City Center office building.

What exactly does this mean for those of us who frequent Allentown? Sports & Social will bring a premiere dining experience along with live entertainment and sporting events to downtown. The venue is known for its live music, special events, and sports-watching facilities, not to mention the gaming program or food and cocktail list. The space at 645 Hamilton St. gives Sports & Social 8,000 square-feet to spread out, and there’s talk of al fresco dining on the venue’s patio. The Morning Call reports the interior and patio are being redesigned by Mark Knauer of Knauer Incorporated.

Visit The Cordish Companies online for more information.

Eve Payne

Eve Payne

Eve Payne is a freelance writer with an MFA in poetry from Syracuse University. In 2019, she received the Leonard Brown Prize for her poetry, which has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, The Adroit Journal, Nashville Review, and RHINO.
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