The major center of commerce in Allentown starts at the Lehigh Valley Mall. Located off Route 78, traffic slows on the highway during the busy shopping season. The mall houses
high-end Macy’s department store and high-value appliance store hhgregg.
East Allentown has their share of interesting boutiques and shops. Ashley’s Florist & Greenhouse on Hanover handles weddings and any other occasion that requires flowers. Her store can also handle online orders.
Village Bake Shop on Union Boulevard has the perfect cake for a wedding. Owner Joe Reisinger has a website full of his many beautiful wedding and special occasion cakes. He can also whip up a gluten-free cake with a variety of different flavors, beside vanilla.
Redner’s Warehouse Market is an employee-owned company, which makes it perfect for East Allentown. These stores are limited to the Pennsylvania and New York area. Owner Gary Redner made it his business to care for the community, which is why he invested in projects that helped others. His Save-A-Tape program gave money to local schools and churches. Expect a Toys for Tots bin in each grocery store.
Smaller Cookie’s Grocery store on Hanover serves the east side ensuring fresh produce and quality meats.
The Allentown Farmers Market is dubbed, "The Most-Modern Old-Fashioned Market in the East". They sell goods and produce from the farming communities in surrounding counties. It is modern because of the size, 90,000 square feet, and the number of vendors, sixty-five. Open three days per week, they have something for every member of the family.