Open house aims to lure new businesses to Pittsburgh's Allentown neighborhood
The cat was out of the bag for one of the city's best-kept secrets July 22, as the HilltopAlliance threw open the doors on 724 E. Warrington Ave. for Open in AllentownPart Deux!
“I think a lot of people haven't been up here,” said SienaKane, Allentown business district manager.
Vying for another restaurant to occupy the now-vacant turnkey space, members of the tight-knit community nestled close to Mt. Washington are ready to roll out the welcome mat.
“I'm kind of an optimist,” said executive director Aaron Sukenik. “Every time I walk the avenue, I enjoy thinking of the possibilities.”
The pop-up event lured residents, entrepreneurs and potential investors in for eats from local purveyors including Alla Famiglia and Black Forge Coffee House.
“We're all interested in seeing how to revitalize a neighborhood in a way that doesn't displace people,” said The Hardware Store owner Josh Lucas.
Spied were Joe Calloway, Neil Shah,Ashley Corts, Sarah Ashley Baxendell, Chase McBryde, Michael Smith and AshleyHolloway.