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What happened to Steel City Axes?

Remember when axe throwing was the coolest thing ever? Just a couple of years ago, it seemed like everyone was grabbing an axe and hurling it at a wooden target, showing off their inner lumberjack. But now, in 2024, it feels like the axe-throwing craze has died down. So, what happened? And why did places…

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…