The next time you have some time to kill while traveling through the Pittsburgh International Airport, consider these five opportunities to make the most of your visit.
The Pittsburgh Public Market vacated the Strip District Produce Terminal back in 2013. Since then, the massive warehouse space has stood largely vacant – with an uncertain future. Thanks to the folks at Farm to Table Pittsburgh, I had the opportunity to see the formal Public Market space buzzing with activity once again during the Harvest Tasting event this weekend.
The 52nd Street Market in Upper Lawrenceville looks more like a neighbor’s front stoop than an everyday neighborhood store. A bench, flowers, watering can, and “Welcome” sign adorn the teal entryway. Inside, the community corner store is bright and colorful with a repurposed coat rack inviting patrons to grab a wicker basket and linger for a bit.
“Make sure you don’t die,” the woman bicyclist said as I shifted my bike’s gears in preparation for the seemingly soft bucolic incline laid out before me. She had pulled over to the opposite side of the road to observe ducks swimming in a pond. I giggled and gave a little wave, hoping she was joking. She wasn’t.