As soon as Warby Parker opens its East Liberty location, you'll be able to buy a pair of sunglasses that are only available in Pittsburgh. The for-you-only glasses are "timeless sun frames" with "eye-catching lenses for extra panache," per the company. But due to construction, the store — billed as "an optical library" — won't be opening this week as planned and a new date is TBA.
Pittsburgh City Council members Bruce Kraus and Darlene Harris started out as friends. Today, their relationship would best be described as famously and often publicly contemptuous. The ongoing rift is the subject of a new Post-Gazette feature published Tuesday. It chronicles the pair's decade-long descent from mentor and mentee to mud-slinging rivals — and the potentially embarrassing implications for a city working hard to rehabilitate its image.
A new reporter/curator has joined The Incline team. Colin Deppen, whose first day was Tuesday, previously worked for PennLive.com, where he led its westward expansion into Pittsburgh as a trending and enterprise reporter covering everything from the river transport industry to Mayor Bill Peduto’s relationship with Uber executives. Colin's hiring comes as The Incline continues to round out a civically minded editorial team — one that loves the city it covers.
Pittsburgh-based folk rock band The Lone Pines will perform a free outdoor show with a solar-powered sound system. The concert is part of a series of weekly solar-powered summertime shows.
Where: Buhl Community Park at 10 Childrens Way (North Side)
When: August 2, 2017 from 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
How much: Free
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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. The past month brought sushi burritos (hello, welcome!), ice cream and ramen to Downtown, the long-awaited Superior Motors to Braddock, a new restaurant to the old e2 spot, and a few closings of long-time stalwarts. We've rounded up what's opening and what's closing, so dig in.
We have some terrible news: Fall is right around the corner. Summer is nearing its end, and we want to know how our newsletter readers are spending the rest of it. Remember that Pittsburgh teen's viral bucket list? Maybe you also want to go to Kennywood and buy seven bikinis. Maybe not! Share your summer bucket list with us, so we can round out an ultimate list for you to get the most out of these last few weeks of sunshine.