Highlights 2 in PGHretail’s Influence in City’s Progress

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PGHretail delivered a portfolio of projects and analysis for Pittsburgh’s quality of life in a retail and transportation perspective, as well as, city wide events that brought sustainable lifestyles and experiencing open urban space differently in early October 2013 to the Port Authority Of Allegheny County, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and then Mayor-elect Bill Peduto.  We were excited to see their plan for OPEN STREETS that happened in late July 2014. We can’t wait to see it happen bigger and better for 2015!


While we definitely have to give credit to NYC for their 2013 city events, Summer Streets, as inspiration, we believe that being competitive with other metro areas includes borrowing from them to share with our communities ways in which we can differentiate ourselves and achieve similar goals: healthy lifestyles, biking, utilizing roadways beyond cars and buses, experiencing local amenities like yoga, zumba, walking, other outdoor activities, and local grocers and health product/service providers.

Read the full PGHretail Report here.

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Highlights on PGHretail’s Influence in City’s Progress

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PGHretail delivered a portfolio of projects and analysis for Pittsburgh’s quality of life in a retail and transportation perspective, as well as, the impacts of the creative class on the economics of the city and its’ residents in early October 2013 to the Port Authority Of Allegheny County, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and then Mayor-elect Bill Peduto. Focusing on the creative sector was super important to us and they heard us! We’re glad to see it moving in some direction!

Read the Article Here ====> NEXT Pittsburgh: Connecting Pittsburgh Creative Conference

Read the full PGHretail Report here.

NEXT Pittsburgh: California Markets

I was delighted to talk to Traci Cierto earlier in August about the the California Markets and it’s future in the California Ave. Business District in Brighton Heights. 

You can read more about ourBiz Buzz project and others here ===>> nextpittsburgh.com/

New! The Cedar Arts Market

Cedar Art Markets in the Northside of Pittsburgh this summer!

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Join us for the new Cedar Arts Market in the Allegheny Commons Park East every Second Saturday this summer beginning on June 14th.

In partnership with the Community Alliance of Spring Garden and East Deutschtown, the Cedar Arts Market will be joining the annual Allegheny Commons Flea Market from 10:00am – 4:oopm.

Early birds can begin their shopping at the Allegheny Commons Flea Market from 8:30am – 2:00pm

Markets are located on the corners of Cedar Ave. at E Ohio St. at the end of East Deutschtown Business District.

Special TRIPLE EVENT on July 12th with the 2nd Annual Deutschtown Music Festival! Check out the Cedar Market page for more details.

Interested vendors can apply at the Become A Vendor! page.

Visit PGHretail Facebook to join and share the events with your community:

June 14th
July 12th
August 9th
September 13th

Connect Card Rewards

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The Port Authority of Pittsburgh has made leaps and bounds by activating the Connect Card program to make bus fare more efficient and data collection to adjust routes.

PGHretail was able to sit down with Port Authority directors to discuss retail marketing initiatives, primarily, the rebranding of their Riders Rewards.

The Port Authority is moving as quickly as they can to meet demands of public transit riders and partner with local businesses to add value to users of the Connect Card.

You can see a list of current participants of Connect Rewards here.

What deals would you like to see on there? Any local businesses you frequent often on your bus routes you’d enjoy additional rewards at? Go ahead and let us know right here in the comments or by email at pghretail [@] gmail dot com.