Summer 2021|volume 14|Issue 4

    What’s New?

    An update of goings-on that reflect the continuing verve and vitality of the Strip District and Lawrenceville

    Visit the Terminal Farmers Market

    Farmers Market

    The Farmers Market at the Terminal began welcoming shoppers in April and now continues throughout the summer—on the third Saturday of each month, through October. Find a new selection of local farmers and artisans between the 18th and 20th Street Passageways. Plus, shop to the beats of Pittsburgh DJ Breis Gordan. Market vendors will be socially distanced, both inside and outside the building, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Some of the vendors that initially participated include: Appalachian Botanical Co., Authentically African by Moa, Cherish Creamery, Cherry Valley Organics, Chez Lapin, City Grows, CobblerWorld, F45, Finch + Flourish Paper Goods, Growing Groceries PGH, Harvie Farms, Kingfly Spirits, Kyle’s Cakes N’at, Ocho Salsa, Olive & Marlowe, Paul Family Farms, The Pickled Chef, The Pie Place, Primrose Farm, Threadbare Cider, Thrive on Health, Walk Productions, and Wigle Whiskey.

    The Terminal Farmers Market
    18th and 20th Street Passageways
    (third Saturday of each month)

    Mecka Fitness Opens in the Strip

    The newest boutique fitness studio in the Strip has arrived. Mecka Fitness and Nutrition is pleased to announce the opening of their second location at 2908 Smallman Street, adding to its fitness studio in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. “None of us could have predicted the year that 2020 turned out to be. And now in 2021, we are finally able to open our doors,” says Kevin Beamon, owner. The overall wellness approach to fitness is the niche. Mecka at the Strip also offers an array of amenities from Woodway Treadmills, an extensive retail area that features brands such as Lululemon and Vuori, a smoothie bar, lockers, and men’s and ladies’ steam rooms.

    Mecka Fitness
    2808 Smallman St. / 412-408-6044

    Four Dancers Awarded Apprenticeships to Join Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

    Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) Artistic Director Susan Jaffe has awarded paid apprenticeship positions to four young dancers as part of PBT’s new apprenticeship program for the upcoming 2021-22 Season. Elizabeth Devanney, Sujanya Dhillon, Madeline Gradle, and Jacob Patrick Miller will receive access to academic programs through university partnerships along with performance opportunities with the PBT company. Apprenticeship positions have been made possible through a generous gift from Hans and Leslie Fleischner. “We received hundreds of applications from young dancers around the country,” Jaffe said, “and I truly believe these four have exceptional talent. I’m thrilled to have them join our team.”

    Devanney, Dhillon, and Miller were chosen from among virtual applications. Gradle is a student in the Strip District’s Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s (PBT School) graduate program. A fifth apprentice will be chosen from among PBT School’s summer program students.

    Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre / PBT School
    2900 Liberty Ave. / 412-281-0360

    Beef Jerky Outlet Now at Ohiopyle

    Along with its original locations at 57 18th Street in the Strip District and Ross Park Mall, Beef Jerky Outlet can now be found at Ohiopyle. “The overwhelmingly positive response to our products has encouraged us to open additional locations, and Ohiopyle is the latest,” says Rick Young, co-owner. “We are open now, and will continue to be until the end of October.”

    At Ohiopyle, Beef Jerky Outlet is located at 15 Sherman Street in the center of town—the third store for owners Rick and Doug Young.

    Beef Jerky Outlet
    57 18th St. / 412-440-3136

    Fourth Annual Lawrenceville History Event


    Lawrenceville’s Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church—located on 37th Street across from St. Augustine Church—is holding its Fourth Annual History Event on Sunday, September 12, 2021, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Lawrenceville’s Hospitals.” Three lectures will be presented. One will be on St. Margaret Hospital, one on St. Francis Hospital, and the third one on the Marine Hospital. The lectures will cover various aspects of their histories, patient care, and influence on the neighborhood and Pittsburgh area. The event is free, and all are welcome. Phone 412-621-2720 to reserve a seat.

    Lawrenceville History Event
    327 37th St. / 412-621-2720

    The Children’s Home Receives National Award

    The Children's Home

    The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center’s 30-bed, independent Pediatric Specialty Hospital in Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville-Friendship area) is receiving national attention with an innovation award from the Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN) for a unique educational program called Ready. Set. Home!©. This award will be presented at SPN’s annual (virtual) conference September 14 to 17, 2021, and recognizes creative approaches that will provide better quality care for children and their families.

    Ready. Set. Home! is a nine-part educational video series geared toward family caregivers. The series reinforces teaching and education techniques that are taught at the hospital. Families through this series will learn troubleshooting techniques and care that will reinforce safety in the home and reduce emergency visits to the hospital.

    Children's Home

    Founded in 1893, The Children’s Home is an independent, nonprofit licensed organization whose purpose is to promote the health and well-being of infants and children through services that establish and strengthen the family. Three programs—Adoption, Child’s Way®, and the Pediatric Specialty Hospital—along with free housing for patients and families in the onsite Lemieux Family Center, work independently and collaboratively.

    The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center
    5324 Penn Ave. / 412-441-4884

    Liquidation Sale at Iron Eden’s Salvation

    Iron Eden

    Iron Eden is having an “Everything Must Go” liquidation sale at its Salvation location on Lorigan Street, off Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield. Featured are bargains in vintage, architectural salvage, ornamental iron, funky junk, and many other treasures—and prices get lower every week! The sale is open Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., now through July 3.

    Iron Eden / Salvation
    4700 Lorigan St. / 412-865-8265 / 412-656-4336