Old-Time Mountain Music Helps Bring Bergy’s Back to Life on Saturdays

A curious thing has been taking place in the heart of “downtown Wassergass” recently. On Saturday mornings, passers-by have noticed a group of musicians playing ‘old time mountain music’ on the front porch of Bergy’s Mall–the late 19th century general store that was the heart of the eastern Lower Saucon Township village until it closed a year ago.

Bergy’s to Feature in TV Segment

Bergy’s Mall, a landmark Lower Saucon Township country store which closed Oct. 16, will have a swan song of sorts on Oct. 30 when local PBS station WLVT-TV Channel 39 airs a segment about it on its FOCUS program; a 30-minute magazine-style show that focuses on Lehigh Valley stories. Charlotte O’Donnell, who ran the store for four-and-a-half years, confirmed that the recently-filmed segment will be aired in spite of the fact that the store is now closed. She said viewers will be notified of that fact at the conclusion of the story, which is expected to include excerpts from interviews with customers.

SV Residents Flock to Bergy’s for One Last Breakfast

Despite gorgeous autumn weather, Thursday is a sad day for many Saucon Valley residents who’ve become accustomed to eating breakfast, buying milk and other sundries, and socializing at the historic general store/restaurant known as Bergy’s in Lower Saucon Township’s rural Wassergass section. Charlotte O’Donnell, who has operated the business for the past four-and-a-half years under a rental agreement with the building’s owners–the Bergstresser family–announced earlier this week that Friday, Oct. 16 will be her last day frying up eggs, brewing coffee and sharing a laugh with patrons inside the landmark building, which has been a fixture at the crossroads of Lower Saucon and Wassergass roads for well over a century. Loyal customers are greeting the news of the impending closure with both disbelief and heartbreak in many posts on social media, including on Saucon Source’s

Facebook page, where dozens of comments have been posted since Wednesday. “Charlotte’s food is delicious homemade comfort food.

Man Cursed at Bergy’s Manager, Police Say

A man who allegedly became irate over a parking spot at Bergy’s store, 3640 Lower Saucon Road, was cited for disorderly conduct, township police said Monday. In a news release, police said Jonathan W. Jordan, 20, of the 3640 Lower Saucon Road, was cited for disorderly conduct after he entered the store at 12:50 p.m. Friday and allegedly began yelling at and cursing the manager. Police said Jordan allegedly created a scene in front of approximately nine customers.