Name: Ian Connolly
Location: 520 Lofts
Years/Months Lived at 520 Lofts: 3 Months
Why did you want to move Downtown? I wanted more of a city lifestyle, and ADP will be opening its new HQ in July so my work/life balance will improve. Everything is just a few minutes away!
What was the deciding factor that made you choose 520 Lofts as your new home? I loved that the apartments are modern and sleek. I looked at multiple units in STRATA but the moment I stepped into 520 Lofts I knew I was living there within the next month.
Where’s the best place to go to for happy hour? Queen City BBQ is always a great time.
What’s your favorite dish to order every time you’re out? Smoked Wings at Queen City BBQ and then the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich.
What are some small things about living at 520 Lofts that make your day better? Knowing that if you want to relax it’s quiet and comfortable, but if you want to have some fun just walk outside and there are endless options.
What is your ideal way to spend the weekend in Downtown Allentown? I’ll get a workout in at the LVHN gym, and then spend time with friends or catch a hockey game when I get the chance.
What’s your favorite spot to go to in 520 when you want to relax, besides your apartment? The balcony in the lounge which is right across the hall!
How did you make your apartment, home? I decorated it with a rustic feel. I grew up in old homes so that is what I am used to. I also added modern touches like LED lighting and put up the biggest TV I could afford.
What is one thing you love about 520 Lofts that most people haven’t heard of? The painted stairwell. I grew up seeing concerts at Croc Rock so the tribute on the walls hits home for me.
What’s your favorite memory so far since you’ve moved to Downtown Allentown? I had my coworkers over for some drinks and then we went to a Phantoms game.
Where’s one place you’ve been wanting to visit in downtown that you haven’t had a chance to go to yet? I haven’t had the chance to go to Billy’s Diner, which I heard is amazing.
What’s the best way to start your day at 520 Lofts? Brew some coffee and look over the balcony in the lounge on a nice day!
You have friends from out of town visiting—where do you take them to have a good time? Literally anywhere. PPL Center and restaurant happy hours are just minutes away.