Summer 2017|volume 10|Issue 4

    From the Publisher

    Chuck Shane, Publisher

    This issue celebrates 10 years of publishing The Strip!

    I find it hard to believe that 10 years have passed since I first met with the executive director of the former Neighbors in the Strip, Becky Rodgers, and her staff, and we discussed the possibility of my publishing a magazine for the Strip District.

    The time-worn phrase “Time passes quickly when you’re having fun” certainly applies to my 10 years publishing this magazine. It’s no secret that of the six prior magazines I have published, The Strip! by far has been the most enjoyable, the most rewarding.

    How do you begin to thank and acknowledge all those who have helped you through 10 years that have passed so quickly? You can’t fully—only in the broadest categories: advertisers and suppliers who have become friends; printers, writers, photographers, graphic designers; and of course those who apply their unique talents to every issue: our staff, several of whom have obviously been a very important part of this venture for most of its existence.

    On behalf of our entire staff, thanks to all of you. We couldn’t have done it without you.

    In this anniversary issue, we are proud to have Donald Miller, former senior editor of the Post-Gazette, contribute an article about the Strip’s internationally known arts space, Contemporary Craft. We look forward to more from Donald in the future. Residential construction is thriving in our neighborhoods, and that inspires our question: Who are these newcomers, where are they moving from, and what are their interests?—Daniel Casciato provides some answers. Another resident, the honorable Jerry Hughes—aka Mayor of the Cork Factory—is profiled by Christopher Cussat.

    We also welcome a new regular columnist, Max Miller, the nationally known alcoholic-spirits guru, who will inform us each issue about the best in spirits. Katie Salvi brings us up to date on the new custom-furniture venture taken on by the owners of the Gene Sanes company. And Jude Wudarczyk brings us another tale of Lawrenceville past—the intriguing story of early-20th-century magician Tampa.

    Hope you enjoy this special issue; we enjoyed putting it together.

    “Time is the measure of business.”

    —Francis Bacon (1561-1626)