Business District Spotlight: Penn Avenue
November 1, 2019
Reasons to Visit
Get your supplies at Target, eat at a French bistro, and buy a sweatshirt for your dog…all in East Liberty!
- Have galettes at Paris 66
- Sip a shake at The MilkShake Factory, or grab a coffee at Zeke’s.
- Visit the Gallery on Penn, a retail incubator space created to support local, minority business owners with a chance to test their products and the market. There, you can buy shea butter scrub and natural lip balm at Naptural Beauty Supply, order custom-designed, handcrafted fashions at IMIHI Designs, or outfit your dog with hand-designed clothes and gear at Kin of Duncan.
- Catch a performance at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.
- Named after 20th century entertainment legends, Gene Kelly and Billy Strayhorn, both natives of Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood, the Kelly Strayhorn Theater originally opened in 1914 as the Regent, a state-of-the-art 1,100-seat photoplay house screening silent films.
- East Liberty has always been a transportation hub. The Pittsburgh-Greensburg turnpike was built through the neighborhood in 1816, followed in the 1850s by the Pennsylvania Railroad’s East Liberty Station. Today, the East Liberty Transit Center encompasses the MLK Busway station, apartments, offices, and retail.