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Pitt alumni look back on 60 years of The O

The famed 60-year-old Oakland restaurant had an empty storefront on Saturday evening.

By Ashton Crawley, Senior Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

The shop, founded in May 1960, was famous for its hot dogs and gigantic stacks of fries that were comfort food to many generations of Pitt students.

Mario’s opens doors in Oakland

Mario’s Saloon’s Oakland location opened Thursday.

By Sarah Connor, Contributing Editor

May 28, 2019

Inside Mario’s Oakland Saloon Thursday night, pop hits blasted over speakers as the bar filled to the brim with students and locals celebrating its grand opening.

Pitt alums remember Peter’s Pub

Peter’s Pub on Oakland Avenue will close its doors for the last time Friday, 
May 25. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

By Samuel Weber | Staff Writer

May 23, 2018

At Peter’s Pub in Oakland this past weekend, the generally happy atmosphere of a normal Sunday night was nowhere to be found. Bar staff and friends sat around the bar reminiscing about their time working and hanging out at the Oakland staple, which will be closing its doors after 44 years. In a F...

Peter’s Pub announces upcoming closing

(TPN File Photo)

By Grant Burgman | News Editor

May 16, 2018

Peter’s Pub, a staple of the Oakland bar scene, will close its doors at the end of the month after 44 years of business. The popular bar on Oakland Avenue announced its upcoming closing on its Facebook page in a post Wednesday afternoon. “It is with heavy hearts, and tears in our eyes, that...

Point: Going out in Oakland gives a feeling of home

The exterior of Peter’s Pub in Oakland. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Henry Glitz | Opinions Editor

April 13, 2018

Read Assistant Opinions Editor Sarah Shearer's counterpoint column here. Like most Pitt students of age, I only really have a hazy recollection — at best —of going to Peter’s Pub on my 21st birthday last summer. It was late May, and the usually jammed upper dance floor was a fraction les...

Try before you buy: rentable items in Oakland

Ian Snyder, a senior political science major, logs into his Zipcar app at the Zipcar spot in front of the William Pitt Union on Forbes Avenue. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

For Pitt students of all ages, the end of the fall semester is a time for studying, planning vacations and searching for rentals — and not necessarily housing rentals. Students looking to try before they buy can check out a variety of rental services that fit into a college budget. While some ...

Beta Bites, Peter’s Pub receive consumer alerts

Beta Bites, located on South Bouquet Street, received a consumer alert for violating multiple Health Department standards. (TPN File Photo)

By Henry Glitz | News Editor

June 20, 2017

Oakland restaurant Beta Bites received a consumer alert Tuesday, joining Peter’s Pub as the second local restaurant to receive the designation from the health department in June. Oakland eatery Beta Bites received a consumer alert from the county health department Tuesday. The restaurant, which...

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