Winter 2015|volume 9|Issue 2

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    We visited one of our favorite Strip emporiums in search of some antique holiday decorations. Courtesy of Sue Cosgrove and the dealers of Mahla Antiques,   Read More ...

    At the end of this October, a group of Pittsburghers arrived at Havana’s José Martí International Airport in Cuba. They were greeted by a fleet   Read More ...

    One of the first entrepreneurs to see the possibilities of having a successful restaurant in the Strip District was Lidia Bastianich when she opened Lidia’s   Read More ...

    If you haven’t already heard, the internationally known and respected Astrobotic is a space robotics company headquartered in the Strip District that wants to make   Read More ...

    Desmone & Associates Architects is the creative force behind a proposed new project that will further enhance the exciting and ongoing development progress of the   Read More ...

    We visited one of our favorite Strip emporiums in search of some antique holiday decorations. Courtesy of Sue Cosgrove and the dealers of Mahla Antiques, we are able to share with our readers some of these nostalgic collectibles. Pittsburgh’s own Isaly’s handmade tin gingerbread-man cookie cutters, 1930s-’40s.  (Mahla dealer: Jack Herbert) Angels, Angels, Angels and Ho, Ho, Ho! First-edition books, 1995; holiday-inspired drawings from the archives of Andy Warhol.  (Mahla   Read More ...

    At the end of this October, a group of Pittsburghers arrived at Havana’s José Martí International Airport in Cuba. They were greeted by a fleet of 1957 Chevys—to tour this place that seems frozen in time. It was not a United States delegation of consultants opening up political discourse with the formerly embargoed country or commerce experts seeking future trade agreements. No, this enthusiastic team of travelers were cigar aficionados   Read More ...

    One of the first entrepreneurs to see the possibilities of having a successful restaurant in the Strip District was Lidia Bastianich when she opened Lidia’s on Smallman Street in 2001. The popular dining spot has recently undergone a renovation and now sports a fresh, contemporary look while maintaining the inviting ambiance of the past. With Italian flare, cement tile was the obvious choice for the new flooring in the reception   Read More ...

    If you haven’t already heard, the internationally known and respected Astrobotic is a space robotics company headquartered in the Strip District that wants to make the moon accessible to all. A leader in the commercial lunar logistics industry, they make getting to the moon affordable for companies, governments, universities, nonprofits, and individuals. Partnering with NASA through the Lunar CATALYST program, Astrobotic’s mission is to deliver payloads to the moon for   Read More ...

    Desmone & Associates Architects is the creative force behind a proposed new project that will further enhance the exciting and ongoing development progress of the Strip District. According to Luke Desmone, “We are very excited to be a part of the development of Pittsburgh’s Strip District as it transitions from primarily industrial to a magnificent mixed-use environment including residential, contemporary work environments, shopping, and the visual and performing arts, as   Read More ...

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