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Biz District Spotlight: East Ohio Street

May 31, 2019

Business District: East Ohio Street

Neighborhood: East Allegheny/Historic Deutschtown

Reasons to visit: Grab a bite to eat after a visit to the Warhol or the Children’s Museum, taste local beer before the ballgame, buy flowers that are sourced from local gardens, and satisfy your caffeine cravings…all in the East Ohio Street business corridor!

  • Have a delicious lunch at Bistro to Go (and have Bistro Catering serve your next event), satisfy your caffeine cravings at Arnold’s Tea, or sample locally brewed beer at Allegheny City Brewing, just a block from East Ohio on Foreland Street.
  • Buy fresh flowers – most from local gardens, some from the owner’s own garden – at The Farmer’s Daughter.
  • Visit Sweet Time, an old-fashioned general store where you’ll find classic toys, unique gifts, delicious snacks and confections... you can even mail letters and buy stamps!
  • Want something sweet? Pick up a cupcake (or three!), a cake, or delicious cookies at Priory Fine Pastries.
  • Visiting on a summer Friday afternoon? Be sure to check out the Northside Farmers Market in nearby Allegheny Commons Park.

Cool facts:

  • Allegheny Commons Park, at the eastern end of the East Ohio Street business district, is Pittsburgh’s oldest park. Established in 1867, it was the central park of what was then the Allegheny City. The Northeast Fountain, at the corner of Cedar and E. North avenues, was recently recreated by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.
  • The Priory Hotel and Grand Hall, located a couple blocks off East Ohio Street in Historic Deutschtown, were once the site of St. Mary’s Church and Monastery. Hotels.com lists the Priory Hotel as “one of the top ten hidden gems in the world.”
  • The Northside Leadership Conference works to promote the East Ohio Street business district, as well as smaller districts throughout its 14-neighborhood reach.
  • The Deutschtown Music Festival, one of Pittsburgh’s largest free music events featuring more than 300 bands at 7 outdoor and 26 indoor venues in and around Historic Deutschtown, takes place this year on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13. Stop by and listen to music, enjoy the artists’ market, take your kids to the children’s activities, and choose from more than 20 food trucks for lunch and dinner!

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