Former Sports Bar in Lower Saucon: What Should Go There?

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Taps Tavern was a sports bar-restaurant in Lower Saucon Township that opened in February 2015. Business closed in spring 2020, two months after dining rooms closed due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Almost two years later, many restaurants in the area have found ways to survive while others have opened or are about to open.

It’s been more than a year and a half since a popular sports bar and restaurant in Lower Saucon Township closed its doors, several months after the coronavirus pandemic began.

The owner of the former Taps Tavern cited the pandemic and lockdown restrictions that had closed indoor restaurants and bars for months in announcing the closure, which not only left the staff unemployed but also left one less hangout spot.

The building that houses Taps is in the northwest corner of the Saucon Valley Square shopping center parking lot at Rt. 378; a high-traffic corridor that connects Bethlehem with the Saucon Valley and faces south. Despite the visibility that the mall’s location offers tenants, several of its storefronts will be vacant in early 2022.

The largest free space exists where the former Revolutions at Saucon Valley bowling and entertainment complex was located. Revolutions were closed in March 2019.

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The former taps, as well as several other units of the mall, are available to rent from First National Realty Partners, according to signs.

According to the company’s website, the Taps building is approximately 6,200 square feet. A flyer provided on the website also describes it as “turnkey restaurant space”.

“Saucon Valley Square is a clearly visible neighborhood center that is anchored by Maxx Fitness and Dollar Tree with a diverse mix of tenants such as Subway, CHAAR, Lafayette Ambassador Bank and Casa Mia Pizzeria …”, says the flyer. “The center is easy to get to along the Rt. 378, with over 27,000 vehicles per day, is located at Exit 67 of I-78 and is the only neighborhood center in the area that is within a mile of the property and minutes from Lehigh University in a demographic with well above average household incomes. “

What type of restaurant or shop do you think would be best for this location?

For more information, contact the property’s leasing agent via the listing page.

Note: If you are a fan of our local restaurant scene, be sure to support them where possible. A great time to do this is Hellertown-Lower Saucon Winter Restaurant Week, which takes place January 16-22 at 19 participating local establishments. You can find details here!

Taps tavern

Taps Tavern was a sports bar and restaurant that had been in the Saucon Valley Square Shopping Center on Rt. 378 for more than five years before closing in 2020. The house housed indoor and outdoor areas, as well as a large bar with plenty of flat-screen TVs. In addition to being a sports bar, Taps also hosted regular events such as karaoke and knowledge evenings.

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