12C — June 13 - 26, 2014 — Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic

Real Estate Journal


Youell’s Oyster House: A Honey of a Restoration Lehigh Valley Chapter www.crewlehighvalley.org Commercial Real Estate Women

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ALLENTOWN, PA — Members and guests of CREW LV PA enjoyed a special dinner a week before the official grand re-opening of Youell’s Oyster House. The family owned restaurant had been a West End Allentown favorite for decades; the com- munity was devastated when a January 2013 fire totally destroyed the community landmark. The original build- ing dated to the 1880s and had served a variety of func- tions before becoming a res- taurant. Constructed on the same site, the new building echoes some of the architec- tural lines of the original. Dur i ng CREW’ s May event owner Chris Filipos discussed the resurrection of the restaurant. In addition to being an excellent restaura- teur, Chris is a dedicated bee keeper who kept hives on the roof of his original restaurant as honey is a key ingredient in a variety of dishes. One of his hives managed to survive the fire; in the rebuilding of his restaurant he was deter- mined to once again have a place on the roof for his hives. Chris turned to a team that

the tight budget set by my bank and the insurance com- pany.” Construction started in early September 2013 and continued through one of the worst winters in recent his-

tory. The new Youell’s is a 6,100 s/f, two-story building with commodious seating in the main dining room, and bar area. The restaurant has re- opened to rave reviews. n

included Ondra Huyett As- sociates Inc. , Managers & Builders, Allentown, PA and Bonsall Shaffer- man Architects and Space Planners to design a new Youell’s “that looks like my dream building for the neigh- borhood, creates a dining and social environment that my clients will love and meets

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