Mellon Square Development

Originally published on May 21, 2019 in The Downtowner newsletter. Within the last five years, the area surrounding the newly restored Mellon Square Park has undergone a major transformation. Previously, many buildings around the park were vacant. Now, it abounds with new hotels, restaurants, and residential spaces. As a result of these recent additions, Mellon… Continue reading Mellon Square Development

Downtown CDC’s Newest Member: Tyler Mountain Water & Coffee

Originally published on April 16, 2019 in The Downtowner newsletter. The Downtown CDC would like to welcome our newest member: Tyler Mountain Water & Coffee! Proudly serving the Pittsburgh area since 1981, Tyler Mountain continues to bring only the best quality products to their customers. As the go-to distributor for bottled water, coffee, filtration, and… Continue reading Downtown CDC’s Newest Member: Tyler Mountain Water & Coffee

3 New Businesses and Why They Moved Downtown

Originally published on April 9, 2019 in The Downtowner newsletter. In last week's newsletter we highlighted three businesses that rooted themselves in our community long ago. This week, we will look at three businesses that are relatively newer to downtown and what attracted them to our community. The first business, and also the newest, is… Continue reading 3 New Businesses and Why They Moved Downtown

Three Long-time Businesses that Helped Build the Downtown Community

Originally published on April 2, 2019 in The Downtowner newsletter. Downtown Pittsburgh is a thriving community in today's world, but something people may not realize is that the area houses businesses who have been here for over 40 years. These businesses saw potential in Downtown Pittsburgh as far back as 1870, and they continue to… Continue reading Three Long-time Businesses that Helped Build the Downtown Community

DowntownCDC hosts the 2019 Annual Dinner

Originally published on March 26, 2019 in The Downtowner newsletter. Last Thursday, March 21, the we hosted our Annual Downtown Experience Awards Dinner with 500 of our closest friends. The night started out with a few remarks from DowntownCDC board member Robert Fragasso of Fragasso Financial Advisors. Then, Bob Wolfinger was announced as the recipient… Continue reading DowntownCDC hosts the 2019 Annual Dinner

VisitPITTSBURGH’s International Marketing Collaborative

Originally published on March 12, 2019 in The Downtowner Newsletter. Thanks to new international direct flights and a collaboration with the Pittsburgh International Airport, VisitPITTSBURGH is back into international marketing again for the first time in more than ten years. To help raise awareness of Pittsburgh and to drive international visitation in the U.K. and… Continue reading VisitPITTSBURGH’s International Marketing Collaborative

Upcoming Shows at The Bricolage

Originally published on February 26, 2019 in The Downtowner newsletter. The Bricolage Production Company, located at 937 Liberty Ave., is on a mission to “immerse artists and audiences in adventurous theatrical experiences that foster connections and alter perceptions.” With their upcoming performances of WordPlay and Midnight Radio they will accomplish just that. Coming to the… Continue reading Upcoming Shows at The Bricolage

Gaby et Jules: A Little Bit of Paris in Downtown Pittsburgh

Originally published on February 19, 2019 in The Downtowner newsletter.  In 2013, owners Lori Rongier, Frédéric Rongier and David Piquard decided that Pittsburgh needed a dedicated business to sell macarons, so they founded Gaby et Jules, a French patisserie located inside Market Street Grocery at 435 Market Street. The group has since dedicated themselves to… Continue reading Gaby et Jules: A Little Bit of Paris in Downtown Pittsburgh

19th Annual Netflix Lights! Glamour! Action! Gala

Originally published on February 7, 2019 in the Pittsburgh Fashion Alert newsletter.  The Pittsburgh Film Office’s 19th Annual Netflix Lights! Glamour! Action! Gala will be held on February 23, 2019 at The Pennsylvanian (1100 Liberty Avenue) from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event is sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and for the… Continue reading 19th Annual Netflix Lights! Glamour! Action! Gala

Upcoming Wigs for Kids Fundraiser at Point Park University

Originally published on February 5, 2019 in The Downtowner newsletter. The upcoming Wigs for Kids charity event was started by 65 year-old grandmother Christina Wonnacott, who is a non-traditional first year student at Point Park University and also a Downtown resident. Wonnacott is a retired business owner, but she decided to return to school this… Continue reading Upcoming Wigs for Kids Fundraiser at Point Park University