Catty Corner will reopen as neighborhood bar, pizzeria
Jay Cimerol and his son Tyler, of Catasauqua, have purchased the Catty Corner Restaurant and Bar, 301 Mulberry St., and plan to reopen it as a neighborhood bar and pizzeria.
Jeff Barber, of Lehigh Financial Group LLC, Allentown, arranged for a private bridge loan for the Cimerols to purchase the two-story property. Settlement took place Sept. 13.
The Cimerols are renovating the building, which has been closed for about 18 months. They plan to open the Catty Corner Neighborhood Pub and Pie in mid- to late-October.
The menu will feature American cuisine, pub fare and pizza. It will have a full bar with imported beers and IPAs.
Jay has been in real estate and operated a commercial printing company since 1981. Tyler has restaurant experience and will run the kitchen and bar.
The building, which had once been a church, is more than 100 years old. Sometime after Prohibition, it was converted into a bar and hotel.
The second floor has seven rooms that are rented on a weekly basis.
According to Jay, as a pub, the Catty Corner was known for its good food.
“We want to keep that feeling going,” he said.