Summer 2017|volume 10|Issue 4

    What’s New?

    An update of goings-on that reflect the continuing verve and vitality of the Strip District
    Strip Candy Shop in a Pickle

    Grandpa Joe's Pickle Soda

    One of the Strip’s premier merchants has been making news lately, due to an intriguing product. Grandpa Joe’s, purveyor of nostalgic candies and sodas, has found itself the talk of ABC television affiliates from San Francisco to Boston, Cosmopolitan magazine, and CBS Pittsburgh, among others. Kelly Ripa taste-tested this beverage on her network morning show, Live. The mystery product? Pickle Juice Soda—heralded on the store’s Facebook page thus: “If you’re the kind of pickle lover who relishes all things pickled, this is gonna be a really big dill.” The soda is available in Grandpa Joe’s several Pennsylvania and Ohio retail stores as well as via its website.

    Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop
    2124 Penn Ave. / 412-904-3623
    grandpajoescandyshop.com

    Riverfront East

    Prestigious Burns White Law Firm Moves into 3 Crossings

    In late March, Oxford Development Company and Burns White LLC cut the ribbon on the latter’s new corporate headquarters at Burns White Center in the 3 Crossings neighborhood in the Strip District.

    “The addition of Burns White to 3 Crossings helps grow the professional workforce of the Strip District, and complements a new community vision as Pittsburgh’s next corporate and high-technology destination,” said Steve Guy, Oxford’s president and CEO. “Additionally, Burns White Center and The Yards apartment complex now provide a revitalized area available for the Strip District Riverfront Park as envisioned by Riverlife. We look forward to Riverlife’s implementation of this trail system.”

    The firm’s headquarters at 3 Crossings is a 110,000-square-foot building along Railroad Street and the Allegheny River. Burns White is the sole tenant of the facility. The enterprise is expected to bring 200 new employees to the Strip District.

    “The move to 3 Crossings in the Strip District is an exciting step for Burns White as we continue to grow our business and footprint as an employer in Pittsburgh and beyond,” said David B. White, Esq., Burns White executive committee member. “We wanted a new and innovative space to accommodate the firm’s growth, creating a place that serves both our business and staff needs, while ultimately benefiting our clients,” White said.

    Burns White LLC
    Burns White Center at 3 Crossings / 412-995-3000
    burnswhiteenergy.com
    Oxford Development Company
    One Oxford Centre
    301 Grant St. (15219) / 412-261-1500
    oxforddevelopment.com

    2017 Community Catalyst Celebration

    Experience Lawrenceville

    The Lawrenceville Corporation holds its annual meeting, fundraiser, and celebration on Thursday, June 8, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Clemente Museum (3339 Penn Ave.). This event is free for LC members, and features tastes from Lawrenceville’s Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant, Enginehouse 25 Wines, and other neighborhood craft beers and spirits; added attraction is a silent auction featuring exclusive items from many of Lawrenceville’s women-owned businesses. Visit the website below for more information and tickets; nonmembers of course are welcome.

    Lawrenceville Corporation
    100 43rd St., Suite 106 / 412-621-1616
    lvpgh.com/lawrenceville-corporations-2017-community-catalyst-celebration/

    Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School Students Perform, Study

    The career-track high school and graduate students of PBT School’s Pre-Professional Division performed in Pre-Professional Showcases 2017, onstage May 19-21, at Point Park University’s George Rowland White Performance Studio. More than 200 students from the Student through Pre-Professional divisions (ages 8 to 22) took the stage for Spring Performance 2017, May 26-27, at the Byham Theater.

    As usual, for summer 2017 the school offers Children’s Division and Student programs. The Children’s Division programs, for ages 7 and under, include: Grown-Up and Me (ages 18 mos.-2 years), Saturdays, June 24-July 22, 8:30-9:00 a.m.; Pre-Ballet (ages 2-6), Saturdays, June 24-July 22 (various times by age); Pre-Ballet, Boys (ages 4-7), Saturdays, June 24-July 22, 1:30-2:15 p.m.; Ballet Foundations (ages 7-plus), Saturdays, June 24-July 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Swan Lake Workshop (ages 4-6), Monday-Friday, July 31-August 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

    The Student Division summer 2017 programs (age 7-13) include: Student Workshop A (ages 7-10), Monday-Thursday, June 12-15, 5:00-7:00 p.m.; Student Workshop B (ages 7-10), Monday-Thursday, July 24-27, 5:00-7:00 p.m.; Swan Lake Beginning/Intermediate Workshop (ages 7-10), Monday-Saturday, August 7-12 (9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., and 9:00 a.m.-noon Saturdays); Junior Intensive (ages 10-13), Monday-Friday, July 3-21 (3 weeks), 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Swan Lake Intermediate/Advanced Workshop (ages 10-13), Monday-Friday, August 14-18, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Youth Dance (ages 10-13), Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 1-24, 5:00-7:30 p.m. (two-, three-, and four-week programs).

    Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School
    2900 Liberty Ave. / 412-281-0360 / 412-281-6727
    pbt.org

    Doo Dah Days Indoors on July 17

    Doo Dah Days

    Last year, the 11th annual Doo Dah Days: The Stephen C. Foster Music and Heritage Festival moved from its Allegheny Cemetery location to an indoors venue at the Spirit Hall and Lodge, 242 51st Street in Lawrenceville. For 2016, it partnered with the City of Pittsburgh’s 200th anniversary, and Mayor Bill Peduto even paid a visit. That indoor program featured Prof. Guibert and the 1913 Blue and Gray Reunion Band, the Haygood Paisleys, and Devilish Merry, with, of course, much square dancing. For the 12th annual Doo Dah Days, scheduled for Friday, July 7, 2017, the festival is back at Spirit Hall for another go-round.

    Lawrenceville Historical Society
    P.O. Box 4015
    (Arsenal Station, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-0015)
    lawrencevillehistoricalsociety.com
    Allegheny Cemetery Historical Association
    4734 Butler St. / 412-325-1300