Open House at the Shops in Downtown Catty! There will be a RIBBON CUTTING starting promptly at 5:30 at Blondies and working our way around the downtown."
|Outside of the Mansion House|
It is a true building with history - the following is from the 1914 book - The History of Catasauqua:
"The Mansion House on Front Street below Bridge was erected by Captain
Plenry Harte during the sixties. After a tenure of some years his son, Lewis K.,
popularly known as "Kos," succeeded him. Other landlords were Albert Pry,
Prank Medlar and Hopkins and Harteg. Harteg sold out to Hopkins, who,
January 24, 1889, conveyed the property to H. R. Blocker, the present incumbent.
The house contains twenty rooms, and is equipped with hot and cold water, steam
heat, electric light and telephone service."
|Inside the Mansion House|
|Julia's 4 Seasons|
We walked down to Jay & Brian's Excellent Video Store at 143 Front Street, it was okay, I really don't rent dvd's I have Amazon Prime, but for those who need, there you go. It was also kind neat going in because I use to go there when it was Hassler's Grocery store when I was a kid. My grandmother would send me for 2 packs of Pall Mall every day, ah those were the days.
We now made our way down front street and popped into the new Front Street Market (I think I got this right) they have been there for about 4 months - it is in the old Gillespie Jewelry Store. Nice people, nice & clean store and they gave us a free hot dog - shazam - I have now had a complete meal! We walked past Beiry's Port Tattoos - couldn't convince Cathy on getting a tattoo and passed David's Salon - we perused over to Pie's On and stop before hitting Tony's Top Cat. We decided to walk up to Evonne's Sandwich Shop. I was hoping for a menu and guess what, I got one with a complimentary flash light, oh yeah! AND OH BOY- they have CORN NUGGETS! I would love to try their Hawaiian Sandwich Specialty - it is ham, pineapples, swiss, with a spicy mango sauce - oh she had me at spicy mango.
So, it was a great night, in a great little down. Like I said before, it would of been nice to see more people out their exploring what this town has. It really is a great little town and I look forward to visiting these establishments again.
Finally, thank you, bff, Cathy, for raising my spirits and burning off 535 calories in walking with me. You're the best.
And that's ............. Another day in Catasauqua.