Downtowner April 25

A Success for Third Tuesday Happy Hour at Poros
The Third Tuesday Happy Hour held last week at Poros was a smashing success. The complementary appetizers were delicious, especially the smoked salmon. About 80 to 85 guests attended in total. It was a wonderful evening with Downtown residents and friends, and we look forward to seeing all next month for May’s Third Tuesday Happy Hour!

Watch the Penguins’ Playoffs at City Works
 
On Saturday, March 11, City Works opened its doors in Market Square. The PPG Place eatery and pour house has a space of more than 11,000 square feet, including private rooms for groups and events and a large outdoor patio. The 15 flat screen TVs inside show different sports and music events, and the menu offers American classics and over 90 craft beers.
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Some featured items on the menu include the duck reuben, meatloaf with mashed potatoes and red eye gravy, and the City Works burger with aged white cheddar, vine-ripened tomato, iceberg lettuce, red onion, and a toasted brioche bun.


Monday through Friday from 4 to 6, City Works offers its happy hour “Apps and Taps.” During this time, you can get $4 select beers, half price select wine, and $4 appetizers like fried pickles, cheese curds, and pretzel bites.


Be sure to head down to Market Square to grab a bite and brew at the hottest new spot Downtown. You can make reservations online or by calling (412) 448-2900.

New Apartment Complex Set for Station Square
 
High Street Residential–a subsidiary of the Pittsburgh division of Trammel Crow–will begin the development of a $60 million dollar apartment complex project near Station Square this year.


The project will include two five story buildings with 319 apartments, a restaurant, and a parking garage inside. The two buildings will be connected by a second-story pedestrian bridge to allow for easier movement between buildings. The development team also plans to improve the nearby riverfront trail as well as to create a traffic roundabout.


James Murray-Coleman, Vice President of Trammel Crow, spoke about the new construction and nearby riverfront trail. “…we see that as a big amenity of our project,” he said. “We’re going to provide a lot of beautiful landscaping and a new pavilion area west of the buildings with outdoor seating.”


Forest City Realty Trust–the company that Trammel Crow is leasing from–plans on remodeling the property’s train shed as well, hoping to make it into a more open space for shops and restaurants.


Murray-Coleman clarified that the companies have more plans for the future, including a hotel, offices and more apartments for the area. This is only phase one of an expansive project set to upgrade Station Square and make it more accessible to both residents and companies.

Sinful Sweets Expands with Second Downtown Location
Pittsburgh is about to get a whole lot sweeter. One of Downtown’s favorite chocolate shops, Sinful Sweets, is opening another location on Liberty Avenue near Market Square.
Chris Weck, the owner of Sinful Sweets, has been eager to open another store, and is thrilled about the new space. “It will have a modern layout. People walking by will be able to see almost everything we make right through the window.”
        
In the fall of 2011, Weck opened Sinful Sweets Chocolate Company. While the company started out small in Lawrenceville, Weck’s business has boomed, turning Pittsburgh into a city of chocoholics.


All of Sinful Sweet’s desserts are made in-house. Weck and his team work tirelessly all morning to ensure that the cases will be stocked with decadent desserts as soon as the store opens. Among the shelves at Sinful Sweets, one may find chocolate covered bacon, pecan toffee, Fruity Pebbles cupcakes, or chocolate chip cookie dough truffles. Through his unique recipes and innovative creations, Weck has made a dessert shop unlike any other.
With the open layout in a new location, Weck is hoping to continue growing his business and spreading the Sinful Sweets name throughout Downtown.


To order some wicked good desserts, head over to the Sinful Sweets storefront at 901 Penn Ave, and keep an eye out for their new location on Liberty Ave! Also, check out their website and place an order for delivery.

Pup Nights at PNC Park
There’s hardly a better way to spend a beautiful summer evening in Downtown than at a Pirates game, and with Pup Nights at PNC Park, now your four-legged friends can join in on the fun!

Reserve your seat to enjoy the excitement of Pirates baseball with your dog at PNC Park. Packages include seating for one person and one dog with a portion of all proceeds going to benefit local animal shelters.
 
This week’s Pup Night is on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:05 p.m. as the Pirates take on the Chicago Cubs. Future Pup Night dates include May 16, May 30, June 13, and June 27, but visit the Pirates website for the full season.

Music City Pittsburgh Weekly Calendar
Music City Pittsburgh is proud to announce our new live music Downtown calendar!

Revel + Roost
On Friday, April 28, you can catch Clinton Clegg of the popular local band Commonheart  playing from 7:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. 

SPACE Gallery
SPACE is hosting open jam sessions every Friday night from9:00p.m.- 11:00 p.m. through the run of Non-Punk Pittsburgh.

Seviche
Salsa and Bachata nights at Seviche every Tuesday from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Eddie V’s 
Live jazz every night of the week at various times. Check out Eddie V’s website for a full calendar.

NOLA
Live music every Friday and Saturday from 8:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. April 28 features Dan Bubien, and April 29 features The Riffriders.

Howl at the Moon 
Live music on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Thursdays and Fridays at 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit Howl at the Moon’s website here.

Downtown Events this Week:
 
TUESDAY 4/25
Average White Band, 8:00 p.m., August Wilson Center
WEDNESDAY 4/26
Disenchanted!, 7:30 p.m., Byham Theater
THURSDAY 4/27
Market Street Block Party, 6:00 p.m., Market Street Grocery
Roger Humphries Jam Session, 8:00 p.m., James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy
FRIDAY 4/28
Youth Invasion!, 5:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m., Andy Warhol Museum
Sophisticated Nights with the Bill Henry Band, 8:00 p.m., James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy
SATURDAY 4/29
Artist Talk with Sheryl Oring, 5:30 p.m., Market Square
Brian Regan at Heinz Hall, 8:00 p.m., Heinz Hall
SUNDAY 4/30

Welcome to Night Vale, 7:00 p.m., Byham Theater

Anatolian Knights, 9:00 p.m., James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy
Ongoing Events
Wednesday Night Jazz Series, Apr 26- May 26, James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy
2017 Pittsburgh Jam Fest, Apr 26- Apr 30, David Lawrence Convention Center
Open Mic Night, Apr 25- Jun 27, James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy
Friday Night Live Music, April 21- Jun 30, Revel + Roost
Death of a Salesman, Apr 20- May 21, O’Reilly Theater
Romeo and Juliet, Apr 21- Apr 23, Benedum Center
Let’s Speak English, Apr 14- Apr 28, Carnegie Library Downtown