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With businesses continuing to reopen, ice cream shops in Pittsburgh, such as Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream, hope to provide a treat for everyone.

Pittsburgh ice cream shops head into a summer business revival

By Grace Hemcher, For The Pitt News July 14, 2021
Ice cream parlors often offer a radiant atmosphere complete with nostalgic fluorescent signs and rows of delicious flavors, but just like any food establishment, the COVID-19 pandemic affected shops serving up the classic dessert.
The Pitt Shop on Forbes Avenue is one of the stores participating in Shop2Help Oakland, a program created by the Oakland Business Improvement District to help businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shop2Help helps local businesses, food banks

By Andrew Thompson, For The Pitt News March 3, 2021
Georgia Petropolis, the executive director of the Oakland Business Improvement District, started the Shop2Help Oakland program in October to help local businesses and the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.
Co-owner of Groceria Merante, Filomena Merante, interacts with a customer over the deli counter in March. She says the store thrives in the summer, even with less students around. (TPN File Photo)

Oakland’s businesses adapt to fewer students in summer

By Henry Glitz | News Editor July 18, 2017

The warm summer sun beat down this week as business owners across Oakland opened their doors for a day mostly like any other day. The only difference was a conspicuous lack of their main customers —...

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