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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Details on the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty.

‘Owning our existence while we’re here’: Kelly-Strayhorn Theater keeps performance alive in a changing East Liberty

By Patrick Swain, Senior Staff Writer October 11, 2022
Regent Theater charmed Pittsburghers strolling along Penn Avenue in East Liberty a century ago. The building is now the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, and the community around it looks nearly unrecognizable.
Sephora and Coffee Tree Roasters sit side by side on Walnut Street in Shadyside. (Photo by Janine Faust | Contributing Editor)

Best neighborhoods for off-campus adventures

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor August 20, 2018

For many new Pitt students, the busy, exciting atmosphere of city life is one of the reasons they chose to attend an urban university. With Oakland’s many hospitals, restaurants, drugstores and parks...

East End Food Co-op is located on Meade St. and has more than 10,000 members who all own a share of the company. (Photo courtesy of Marissa Perino)

Co-opportunity: Co-ops thrive in East Liberty

By Marissa Perino / Staff Writer September 29, 2017

At a farmers market in East Liberty, customers flock to stands lined with red-capped apple cider jugs and stacked wooden crates filled with fresh fruits and vegetables to cross grocery shopping off their...

Whole Foods partnership with Amazon could be a positive, if the food retailers values win out. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Next-day shopping? How Whole Foods and Amazon could change the game

By Levko Karmazyn | For The Pitt News September 6, 2017

You could never accomplish today what John Mackey and Renee Lawson did in 1978 Austin, Texas. The college-dropout couple opened what would eventually become Whole Foods, which Amazon bought in August for...

(Photos by John Hamilton | Editor-In-Chief)

Staff picks: finding the city’s coolest coffee shops

By TPN Staff May 29, 2017

Although Oakland’s coffee shop scene is dominated by Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, local and independently-owned coffee shops are only a short walk or bus ride away. Pittsburgh has more than merely chains...

Art by Jeff Brunner, photo courtesy of Emma Rehm

Fun-A-Day returns to Pittsburgh for ninth year

By Britnee Meiser / Staff Writer February 9, 2016

A creative idea and the drive to get it done — that’s all it takes to exhibit artwork in Fun-a-Day, a national event with a loyal Pittsburgh following. Fun-a-Day, a volunteer-run concept that started...

East Liberty revived with quirky, caffeinated renaissance

East Liberty revived with quirky, caffeinated renaissance

Two years ago, East Liberty was in the middle of a community-wide redevelopment project, and many of its new businesses weren’t sure if they were going to succeed.Zeke’s Coffee on Penn Avenue was...

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