Lehigh Valley Business News

With Sands’ bid invalidated, Parx operator named winner of state’s fourth mini-casino auction

Call it mini-casino auction No. 4, part two. After the winning $ 9.9 million bid of Sands Bethworks Gaming LLC was invalidated on Wednesday because its selected location in western Pennsylvania was too close to another prospective site, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Thursday announced… This story original published here: LV Business Cycle – …

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A moment two years in the making: Lehigh Valley records first medical marijuana sales

Josh Lazarus knows too well how effective narcotics like oxycodone and Vicodin are at masking pain: He took both daily for pain and, with their help, was able to continue working in construction despite his health problems. But he probably shouldn’t have: He blew a disc in his back and severed… This story original published …

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As Lehigh Valley housing market heats up, inventory is ‘almost scary low’

Just like the weather outside, the Lehigh Valley housing market is already heating up in the midst of winter. By the summer, it ought to be scorching, especially when considering the figures recorded last month. While January is typically a slow time in the housing market, tame winter weather and… This story original published here: …

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With Center Valley hotel now open, developer looks for another Lehigh Valley project — or two

Lancaster-based High Hotels tends to do projects in clusters, often doubling down on certain areas and becoming deeply rooted experts in each market where it builds. So when the company on Thursday night celebrated the grand opening of its first Lehigh Valley hotel — the $ 20 million SpringHill… This story original published here: LV …

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Mount Airy wins Pennsylvania’s third mini-casino auction, picks location near Ohio border

The winner of Pennsylvania’s third mini-casino auction is the owner of Mount Airy Casino Resort in Monroe County. Mount Airy #1 LLC won the auction Thursday with a bid of $ 21,188,888.88 and selected the coordinates of New Castle, Lawrence County, for its facility, reserving a 15-mile radius around… This story original published here: LV …

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Forks-based manufacturer Victaulic helped build stadium hosting Super Bowl

Depending on whom you ask, U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis looks like a Nordic warship or a massive shard of ice. What no one sees upon beholding the 1.75-million-square-feet stadium hosting the Philadelphia Eagles and Super Bowl LII today are the Lehigh Valley-made products holding everything… This story original published here: LV Business Cycle …

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Bon-Ton closing two Lehigh Valley-area stores

Kutztown resident June Van Duren has remained a loyal Bon-Ton customer, often venturing to Trexlertown to shop even as the department store chain’s once-sprawling offerings began to dwindle in recent years. “They just don’t carry the merchandise they used to have, the variety,” she said. Her complaint… This story original published here: LV Business Cycle …

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If Buckeye pipeline flow shifts, will the Lehigh Valley pay more or less for fuel?

Buckeye Partners, the Houston-based energy company with major Lehigh Valley operations, plays a huge role in the distribution of fuels for homeowners and industries through its pipeline network — even though many consumers may not know it. For decades, the company has quietly operated behind the… This story original published here: LV Business Cycle – …

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Visa is eliminating one of the most annoying parts of using a credit card

Visa will stop requiring signatures for purchases made in North America using chip-card technology, a significant win for big bricks-and-mortar retailers such as Walmart that could help them cut the cost of accepting plastic. The move takes effect in April for more than 2.5 million merchant locations… This story original published here: LV Business Cycle …

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Over the hill and through the woods, a threat looms for Sands Bethlehem casino

Off Exit 106 of one of New York’s main east-west arteries, through more than a mile of dense forest illuminated by newly installed streetlights, a two-lane road leads to the tallest building in three counties. There, an 18-story glass casino, hotel and entertainment complex pokes out just above… This story original published here: LV Business …

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