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Not a mirage: Oakland no longer food desert

The University stocks several fruits and vegetables in the pop-up grocery store that opened in the old New Balance storefront on Monday.

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

September 25, 2018

The Grocery Pop-Up opened yesterday in the old New Balance storefront on Forbes Avenue, marking the end of a drought on campus since the closing of the IGA.

Produce at Pitt: New grocery store comes to Oakland

The Market on Forbes IGA closed last April after nine years of serving the Oakland community. While students appreciated the convenience and location of one of the few food markets in Oakland, competition with bigger grocery stores made it difficult for IGA to stay open. (The Pitt News File Photo)

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

As Pitt transitions into the fall semester, students can finally stop mourning the loss of 7-Eleven and welcome the new grocery store that is coming to Forbes Avenue. Although Slurpees will no longer be available, fresh fruits and vegetables will soon enter the Oakland scene. Jim Earle, Pitt’s a...

University presents plan for sustainability

Chelsea Huddleston, Ellie Cadden and Madelyn Ferdock (left to right) plant a white oak tree on the Cathedral lawn to commemorate Pitt unveiling its new plan for sustainability. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

By Elise Lavallee and Caroline Bourque

December 8, 2017

When Ward Allebach took the podium — immediately slipping a Christmas-themed Hawaiian shirt over his button-up and placing a Santa hat on his head — he described what he had in mind for a sustainability showcase for projects “past and present.” “We were calling this the whole ‘ghost o...

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

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

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 $13.7 billion. Many criticized the natural food marketplace for “selling out” to Amazon, and feel tha...

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