Four years ago, a Shop 'n Save opened in the Hill District — the neighborhood's first grocery store in 30 years. The store gave researchers an opportunity to see how one store can impact change, reported WESA. There have been some positive changes — not just in nutrition. "You can't understand diet without understanding transportation, and you can't understand diet without understanding access to education, or housing or the infrastructure of the community," one researcher told the radio station.
Applications are now open for the third cohort of PGH Lab, the program that connects startups with local government. Entrepreneurs can apply to work with either the city, or the Urban Redevelopment, Housing, Water & Sewer or Parking authorities, per a city news release. So how do startups learn about working with local government to one day make the city their client?
Art historian Kilolo Luckett has served on the city's art commission for eight years. She's also the only black commissioner, helping the city navigate decisions about the Stephen Foster statue and decide what the city's message should be when it comes to public art. "It's so taxing to have to constantly point these things out, which seem so obvious,” she told CityLab about monument discussions. As for the Foster marker, it could still be a few months before Mayor Bill Peduto makes a decision, the PG notes.
|What||Join us downstairs in the speakeasy as we recognize stellar under-40 Pittsburghers making an impact in the city's music scene. Your ticket includes heavy appetizers and two drink tickets, as well as your chance to meet The Incline's Who's Next: Music class, presented by S&T Bank and Live Nation.|
|Where||James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy (North Side) at 422 Foreland St. (Allegheny East)|
|When||November 1, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm|
|How much||$20 for public | Free for Who's Next: Music honorees|
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In the past few weeks, Pittsburgh has welcomed an oyster bar, a cider shop and a swoon-worthy Downtown restaurant. Next up: a fried chicken, empanadas, cookies and more. With new restaurants opening at a breakneck pace in the city, we’re keeping tabs each month on what’s opening and what’s closing, so dig in. Want food news delivered straight to your inbox? Add your email address and click "follow this."
Pittsburgh's forester (yes, that's a real job) has had her eye on a 58-foot tree in Regent Square for some time now. She's always on the hunt, looking for an iconic tree to adorn the City-County Building for the holidays. So how does the city pick a tree? And how did she convince this tree's owner to part with it? We caught up with her and the tree's donor. It will be moved Downtown soon, ahead of Nov. 17's Light Up Night, which will be held after dark ... for the first time ever, TribLive reported. “Why we ever lit a tree in broad daylight has always been beyond me."