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Strip District Secrets

Is Trader Joes Coming to the Strip District?

Trader Joe’s, the beloved California-based grocery chain known for its quirky Hawaiian shirts and unique private-label products, is scouting locations in the city’s vibrant Strip District. According to multiple real estate sources, one potential site is nestled between the Fort Wayne railroad bridge and Interstate 579, conveniently near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. This…

Pittsburgh Will Host the 2026 NFL Draft

Get ready, Pittsburgh! The NFL has just announced that our city will be hosting the 2026 NFL Draft, presented by Bud Light. This exciting event will take place in the heart of Pittsburgh, utilizing iconic locations like Point State Park and Acrisure Stadium, the proud home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. This announcement came from the…

Pittsburgh’s Premier Furry Convention

Pittsburgh has become synonymous with Anthrocon, one of the world’s largest gatherings of anthropomorphics enthusiasts, or “furries.” Each year, this unique convention brings a wave of color, creativity, and community to the Steel City, significantly impacting both the local economy and the cultural landscape. The positive effects of Anthrocon on Pittsburgh are undeniable, and this…

What is An Escape Room?

Escape rooms have surged in popularity over the past decade, captivating people of all ages with their unique blend of adventure, problem-solving, and teamwork. At their core, escape rooms are live-action, team-based puzzle games where players must work together to solve a series of challenges and puzzles within a set time limit to “escape” from…

Shake Shack Opens in Pittsburgh

The much-anticipated arrival of Shake Shack in the heart of the Strip District is finally here, and it’s just a few blocks away from Bold Escape Rooms! Here’s why you should be excited about Shake Shack’s grand debut in Pittsburgh: A Legendary Brand with a Cult Following Shake Shack isn’t your average burger joint. Founded…

Coffee in The Veins

Niven Sabherwal has been working in the coffee industry since she was a teenager, including stints with Tim Hortons, Starbucks, and now 10 years at Allegheny Coffee & Tea in the Strip District. So just as guests might jokingly ask for a hit of coffee directly in their veins, it’s already in hers! “It’s really…

“The heart of Ireland in the heart of The Strip!”

David Regan has worked for Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle in the Strip District since it opened in 1992, and today as acting owner and manager, continues the tradition the founders started. “Anne Mullaney and her brother Brian [Mullaney] and Sean Murphy founded Harp & Fiddle,” says Regan. “Anne was as nice a person as you’ll…

Pittsburgh Opera loves to support local businesses

Opera is for everyone, and Wendy Parkulo, Manager of Group Sales & Community Initiatives at Pittsburgh Opera, is proof of that. “Fun fact: I had never seen an opera until I started working for Pittsburgh Opera,” says Parkulo, “but I always joke that that helps me when trying to market it and get people to…

Remember the Mike Feinberg Company?

Starting in the 1950s, the Mike Feinberg Company was selling novelties, holiday and sports items of all sorts to generations of families. Owner Mike Feinberg passed away in 2007 at age 85, the business closed in February 2017. Former Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto declared Sunday, March 26 “Mike Feinberg Day” in the Strip District Mike…