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Allentown restaurant gets new look from local artist

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Another part of downtown Allentown is being beautified thanks to some new artwork.

The final touches are being put on a new mural outside Mariam's Restaurant on North Seventh Street. The work is the creation of artist Matt Halm, who was outside Tuesday painting several panels.

69 News was told the project, which is funded by Wells Fargo, adds even more beauty to a growing city.

"We really wanted something abstract and we wanted something as an art piece. So we say, 'no', but as we look at it and we see it as the bird ready to take flight, we look at Allentown as ready to take flight with all of the revitalization that's been going on," said Peter Lewnes of the Community Action Development Corporation of Allentown.

There is no word yet on when a formal dedication ceremony will take place.

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