It's a tough decision for some business owners.
Become part of the hockey arena business landscape or move and lose a spot on one of the most sought after pieces of land in downtown Allentown.
Developers say space around the arena is filling up quick.
For 28 years Joshua Tucker has owned JaeTees Wicker on Hamilton street. You can even see the hockey arena site from his showroom.
“I think it's changing for the good," said Tucker, "I think you are seeing investment come in. I think you'll see more investment come in.”
Tucker says he would like to be part of the downtown revitalization, but he also owns a prime piece of real estate that could fetch him big bucks.
“We could possibly move somewhere else. We have been looking," added Tucker.
“We have several tenants that have already committed to our projects and we're working to finalize their occupancy of that building,” said Jim Harbaugh, COO of Center City Lehigh Valley.
Center City Lehigh Valley already has two proposed buildings in the works.
One City Center will be occupied by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Two City Center will have room for multiple tenants.
“We now really have something that people can sink their teeth into and believe in,” added Harbaugh.
You can realize how important this block on Hamilton is to developers because it's right across the street from the arena.
While they may have purchased this building, developers are still negotiating with five other businesses.
“Now that the lawsuits are being settled and the legislation is being changed we're obviously sort of getting back up to full speed and working towards some of our longer term goals,” said Harbaugh
The question is will businesses like those owned Joshua Tucker fit the long term plan.
"Downtown needed something and I think this will definitely go a long way to making downtown Allentown prosper once again," said Tucker
When asked even if that means you're not here?
"Even if it means I'm not here,” replied Tucker.