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Pittsburgh Public Market to get new home in Strip District

Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review
Shoppers walk about the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Terminal Building along Smallman Street in the Strip District on Saturday, December 5, 2012. Buncher Co. wants to tear down part of the building that houses the market to make way for a new development.

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Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, 4:22 p.m.
 

Pittsburgh Public Market will move out of the Produce Terminal but stay in the Strip District.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority's board of directors authorized a $40,000 grant Thursday to help the nonprofit Neighbors in the Strip relocate the market, which it owns. Organizers declined to disclose the new location in the Strip because the lease isn't finalized but said they hope to be open in May.

Becky Rodgers, executive director of Neighbors in the Strip, said the new location will give the approximately 40 merchants who sell crafts, foods, beer and other items more room. The market began operating in September 2010 and is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Rodgers hopes the market will be open up to five days a week in the new spot. The grant will pay for improvements to the new facility. She said the nonprofit has wanted to move out of the Produce Terminal so the Public Market would not be affected by construction by Buncher Co., a Strip District-based developer.

Buncher wants to buy the more than 80-year-old Produce Terminal, demolish its western third and embark on a broader project to add retail establishments to the building and create a mix of residential and office properties along a 55-acre tract of the Allegheny riverfront.

Jeremy Boren is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7935 or jboren@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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