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Relish Closes its Doors

Owner Scott Guman thanked customers in a note posted on the restaurant door.

Relish, an eatery that specialized in gluten-free dining, closed its doors Tuesday, owner Scott Guman confirmed.

A sign posted on the front door read, "We would like to thank all our loyal customers for their support." 

Guman, who had taken over the restaurant in mid-August, said in an email the business was not profitable. He had taken a chance at being his own boss following a layoff from Mack Trucks, where he worked 23 years.

"I'm sorry to see the business close," he wrote about Relish, "because I really felt we were serving a population that was not being served anywhere else in the [Lehigh] Valley." 

The note posted on the restaurant door also extended an apology for any inconvenience.

brenda February 21, 2012 at 04:46 AM
Hey Scott you should have spent more time at the restaurant and less time with your bands.
Kathy Fenstermacher March 01, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Dear Relish, Not that we could have come all the time, but wish you had used emails or Facebook to encourage others to come. We are very sad to see that you had to take this step. I guess my Living Social Deal and Restaurant.com certificates can be recyled. We will certainly miss you. Sincerely a partial GF family.
Scott Guman March 01, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Kathy, Thank you for your comments. Contact Restaurant.com and Living Social - you should be able to get refunds. Scott
kelley March 05, 2012 at 01:11 PM
It would be nice to have seen something on your facebook page about the restaurant being closed. Then I wouldn't have traveled all the way from Philadelphia to Allentown to see a sign on the door.
Julie March 05, 2012 at 01:27 PM
I am also very disappointed not only at the closing, but because you did not let your customers know it might happen. As Kelley said above, she drove from Philly (and met me in Quakertown) for a fun gluten-free excursion to a restaurant that we could feel comfortable eating safely. We get to the door on 3/3, and it's CLOSED. Another disappointment for those of us that have very few food choices while eating out. I agree with Kathy above... I think it would have been good to market the place more. Very sad.
Staci March 07, 2012 at 08:29 PM
No luck with a refund: Clear Channel is not responsible if a merchant that has offered a Half-Off-The-Valley deal goes out of business. Remember NO REFUNDS or EXCHANGES.
cheryl hasenecz June 27, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Well I bought a $30 gift certificate. What about that? I'm upset . . . why did you allow us to buy gift certificates? Cheryl

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