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Community Takeout: The Apollo Café

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The Apollo Café is a family-owned business that opened their doors in 1988. Now operated by two sisters, the café specializes in Mediterranean, vegetarian, and

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Community Takeout: Sammy’s Famous Corned Beef

Monday, February 22, 2021

A Pittsburgh tradition since 1987, Sammy’s Famous Corned Beef is known for their delicious, made daily, corned beef sandwiches. They offer

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Community Takeout: Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room was originally developed by Pittsburgh-native Suzanne Hrach, owner, and operator of the restaurant. In 2013, she

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Community Takeout: The Speckled Egg

Monday, February 15, 2021

The Speckled Egg celebrated their first birthday last month, opening up in the Union Trust Building in January of 2020.  Offering classic brunch items in

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The Evolution of the Downtown Community Takeout Program and How You Can Help

Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Community Takeout program began as a project created by 412 Food Rescue. When the pandemic hit, the Pittsburgh-based

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Supporting Local Businesses During National Black Business Month

Monday, August 17, 2020

August is National Black Business Month, and there’s no better way to support Black-owned businesses than by shopping locally.

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Small Business Spotlight: Jacqueline’s Salon

Friday, January 24, 2020

Are you looking to change up your hairstyle, or in need of a pampering spa day? Jacqueline’s Salon, located

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Small Business Spotlight: Fresh Nostalgia

Thursday, January 16, 2020

What began as a single fashion truck in York, PA grew into a popular, vintage-inspired fashion boutique in the

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Small Business Spotlight: Oliver Flower Shop

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Oliver Flower Shop, located at 300 Sixth Avenue, has been providing premium floral arrangements and gift baskets to the

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Small Business Spotlight: love, Pittsburgh

Thursday, December 5, 2019

love, Pittsburgh opened its doors on the Fourth of July, 2017 at 301 Shiloh Street,

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