A large restaurant, bar and bowling alley in Lower Saucon Township closed abruptly Sunday.
Revolutions at Saucon Valley in the Saucon Square shopping center on Rt. 378 had signs posted on its doors that read: “Revolutions has closed for business. Thank you for all of your patronage. We will miss you all.”
A U-Haul moving truck was parked outside the building Sunday afternoon and appeared to be partially filled with items taken out of the business.
“What a shame,” commented a woman who with her family arrived at Revolutions only to find it had shut its doors.
Out of another vehicle stepped five women with bowling balls; would-be customers who returned to their vehicle looking disappointed after reading the signs taped to the front doors.
There was no announcement published on the Revolutions at Saucon Valley Facebook page as of 3 p.m. Sunday. The most recent post was shared by the page was on Thursday and stated “3/31/19 – Limited Lane Availability.”
March 7, March 8 and March 9 posts announced that Revolutions would be closed to the public March 9, but offered no explanation as to why. And as recently as March 6, the business advertised on Facebook that it was hiring servers and cooks.
Revolutions opened for business inside a former multiplex cinema in January 2013.
Owned by Florida-based Frank Entertainment Group, Revolutions at Saucon Valley “boasts 40,000 sq. feet of fun for everyone,” according to its website.
In addition to 20 bowling lanes, the business housed an American fusion restaurant, two bars and an arcade with more than 40 games, the site states.
Revolutions also hosted live musical performances and DJs on weekends.
“This location also features our fully equipped stadium, sports amphitheater that seats over 100 and over 25 HD flat screens for the best sports viewing in town,” according to the website.
In recent years the shopping center in which Revolutions is located hasn’t been fully occupied, although prior to Sunday only smaller retail spaces were empty, and one of those is slated to become a medical marijuana dispensary.
Earlier this month a resident asked Lower Saucon Township Council if there is anything township staff can do to encourage businesses to open in the shopping center, and to address nearby vacant commercial properties he said are contributing to a blighted image.
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