South Bethlehem's Chili Cook-off, or -
THE kickoff to the summer festival season.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Spring on 4th DYK series #4 - The Goose

Lehigh University offers many courses in the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurialism, Creativity and Innovation that give students an opportunity to learn from other entrepreneurs in business and in society. One course offered in the spring is ENT 198: Art Entrepreneurship Community. In this course, students explore the dynamic relationship between art(ist), producer (public, private, single & multiple) and audience. A significant part of their learning is through applying their own talents to the annual Spring on Fourth festival. Through this practicum, students have seen the impact of their work in terms of relationship building between the South Bethlehem business community and the campus. 

They have also been given a great opportunity to see how a festival impacts local businesses. These local businesses are the backbone of the local economy; and students are learning all of their owners by name - and not by name tag. They have become very familiar with the assets of the community around their campus - and are coming to understand the value and shared responsibility of supporting a local economy through events and festivals that raise the quality of life for all citizens who live and work in the same zip code.

Right there that is!  

If you’ve been to the Goose you know exactly what that means.  Tony [Silvoy] is the charismatic man behind the counter slicing meats with the big smile on his face, firing off orders to his army of workers.  He is also the owner of this beloved sandwich store that resides on East 4th street in South Bethlehem.  On any given day you can see a line out the door while Lehigh students and patrons of South Bethlehem wait anxiously on their favorite sandwich in town.  The line moves quick though so don’t let that stop you from saying ‘what’s up’ to the Goose crew.  Shots toasted and melted is a staple that stimulates the salivary glands.  Each sandwich has its own unique combination of flavor.  Only a select few have seen the super secret menu, and maybe one day if you’re lucky you will stumble across the delicious sandwiches wrapped in crispy garlic bread or drizzled in zesty sauces. 
While waiting on line you can’t help but admire the pictures on the wall.  You can see Tony posing with the Lehigh Basketball team or volunteering at the local middle school at Christmas time.  It’s a friendly vibe inside and everyone feels like family.   Get over to the Goose!  

Drew Cohen, Lehigh University class of 2015

(The Goose is located at 102 W. Fourth Street in South Bethlehem)

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