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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.

Longtime manager confirms The O’s closure

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

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss

April 18, 2020

The restaurant, located at the corner of South Bouquet Street and Forbes Avenue was opened by brothers Sydney and Morris Simon in 1960, and has been owned and run since the mid-2000s by Sydney’s children Terry Campasano and Bruce Simon.

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