(PITTSBURGH) Jan. 10, 2013 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today announced that the Urban Redevelopment Authority board at its monthly meeting this afternoon will vote on providing The Neighbors in the Strip with a $40,000 grant to support the relocation of the Pittsburgh Public Market to its improved location in the Strip District.
In 2010, the URA provided a $100,000 grant to help establish the much-anticipated public market in the Strip District. Since then, the Pittsburgh Public Market has created over 100 local jobs and helped 70 businesses establish themselves - resulting in $2.4 million in gross sales. The new location will allow the Market to remain in the Strip District while doubling its available space, and adding essential amenities such as air-conditioning, heating, and restrooms.
"The Public Market represents what Pittsburgh is all about - entrepreneurism, creativity, and family," said NITS Director Becky Rodgers. "The last public market in Pittsburgh was located across the river on the Northside and demolished in 1965 to make room for Allegheny Center. Thanks to the Mayor's commitment and get it done attitude, we have reinstated a great part of Pittsburgh tradition."
The $40,000 URA grant will allow NITS to begin necessary design improvements to the facility, and help with legal and administration expenses.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2626 | facsimile: 412-255-2687