Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Public Market to Debut in Strip District

The New Pittsburgh Market in the Strip (Left). The former Allegheny City/ North Side Market House (above). ***********
Pittsburgh's first public marketplace in many years is set to open Labor Day weekend. Located in an old freight house on Smallman Street in the Strip District, Pittsburgh's historic market district, the Pitssburgh Public Market in the Strip will feature a multitude of vendors offereing fresh, locally grown produce and meat, accessories, prepared foods, crafts and much more. The Public Market is just across the Sixteenth Street Bridge from The Priory, and will be an easy walk or cab ride. The market is an exciting, old-is-new concept that harkens back to the days of the lamented North Side Market House, located just blocks from The Priory, which was torn down in 1965 as part of an urban renewal project (it's now the site of the Allegheny Center office/mall complex). So if you're in Pittsburgh, with or without one of our Discover the Strip Packages, be sure to stop at the Public Market at the Strip. To read a Pittsburgh Business Times story on the Pittsburgh Public Market, click here.

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