Resident Spotlight: Anwar

Name: Anwar Mamora
Location: Center Square Lofts

Why did you want to move Downtown? Was it your job, family, friends? I relocated from Texas for a new job in the Lehigh Valley.


What was the deciding factor that made you choose Center Square Lofts your new home? When I was hired, I had a decision to make. Either Bethlehem or Allentown. I flipped a coin, and Allentown it was. I also liked that Center Square Lofts is brand new, had high ceilings, and is one of the only apartments that will have a pool.


What makes living in Downtown Allentown better than living anywhere else in the Lehigh Valley? Compared to living in Texas, everything is very close together. The gym, restaurants, and bars are all within walking distance.


What’s your funniest memory since moving into your apartment? I’m on the keto diet, so I cook with a lot of oils and fat. One night I was cooking and there was a lot of smoke. When I went to sit down to eat, my fire alarm started to go off. I tried my best to get it to stop, but the fire department showed up at my apartment!


Where’s the best place to go to meet new people? I’m always meeting new people when I go to the resident happy hours.


Where’s the best place to go to for happy hour? Queen City BBQ is my favorite happy hour spot.

What is your ideal way to spend the weekend in Downtown Allentown? I like to run, so every weekend I like to explore a different trail that’s close to Downtown Allentown!


What do you want other people to know about living in Downtown Allentown?
Downtown Allentown is growing, and there are a lot of great restaurants and retailers to check out.

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