Sunday, February 10, 2013
Thanks to the 'eye in the sky' at Target, police report a security officer witnessed a theft and was able to see the license plate number of the get-a-way car and call police.
South Whitehall Police responded to an alleged shoplifting incident at Target on Cedar Crest Boulevard that has now resulted in theft and possession of drug charges. Police report that a Target security officer called them at 11:22 a.m. on Jan. 14 and said he observed a white man, later identified in police records as Robert Anthony Tedesco, 28, of 117 S. 5th St., Emmaus, take a jawbone speaker valued at $299.99 off the shelf and place it into a grey plastic bag. The security officer saw the incident with surveillance cameras. The store security officer told police he saw Tedesco leave the store without paying for the speaker and get into the passenger side of a silver Hyundai SUV parked in the lot. He was able to witness these actions and…
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Target opened its doors at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and the shoppers came. By mid-morning Friday, shopping seemed to have slowed in some spots.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Updated 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23: Shopper traffic at the Palmer Park Mall and Northampton Crossings appeared to slow late Friday morning, with the usual amount of shoppers for a weekend. Patch reported no long checkout lines. Kohl's at Northampton Crossings and Target were still busy. The Morning Call reported that Colonial Regional police broke up a small demonstration outside the Walmart in Lower Nazareth, by those protesting wages. A small group of demonstrators were also outside the Walmart in Lower Macungie, according to a report on lehighvalleylive.com. Tell us about your shopping experiences in the comments below. Thursday: Patch was at the Target in Lower Nazareth on Thursday night, when the store opened its doors at 9 p.m. to …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Target joins national retailers like Walmart and Best Buy and announces its Black Friday deals. Target will join Walmart in opening earlier too.
Add Target to the list of retailers opening earlier on Black Friday. The store announced it will open at 9 p.m. In 2011, Target doors opened at midnight but this year it appears to have succumbed to the Black Friday Creep. Walmart recently announced it would open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving and is even going so far as to offer online maps to make it easier for shoppers to get to the deals they want. Best Buy also revealed their deals but they will still open at midnight on Black Friday and distribute vouchers for deals to people waiting in line. Stakes are high for retailers still smarting from Hurricane Sandy losses. The National Retail Federation predicts holiday spending will increase only $9 from last year to $749.51 and about 20 percent…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Developers looking to build Hamilton Crossings in Lower Macungie -- which will feature the area's first Costco -- are seeking some zoning variances from the township.
If all goes well, the developers of Hamilton Crossings in Lower Macungie hope to break ground a year from now on the 63-acre shopping center that will include the area's first Costco. Last week, representatives of The Goldenberg Group based in Blue Bell showed Lower Macungie Township commissioners several renderings of their plans for the shopping center proposed for land between Hamilton Boulevard and the Route 222 Bypass. Krocks Road runs through the middle of it. Most of the land is open space owned by the Catholic Diocese of Allentown. The developers are seeking several variances to township zoning laws that deal with regulations about such aspects as the height of fencing and the size of buffers. While showing the renderings, Jeremy …