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Gentrification can both threaten and help local artists

By Andrew Henderson, Point Park News Service: Seth Clark sits in a beat-up, repurposed armchair, one of a mismatched set arranged around a makeshift meeting table.  He leans back and puts his feet on the table, the very image of relaxation.  And he should be comfortable.  He’s in his kingdom. Clark is the studio director at Radiant Hall in Lawrenceville,... Read More

Row House Cinema highlights zombies, horror films

By Justin Varney, Point Park News Service: Despite its single screen, Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville has mastered the week-long retrospective, whether focusing on a single actor or actress or a specific genre of film. “Picking the retrospectives comes from all the employees brainstorming together and choosing the best one,” said Deena Hower, assistant manager of the theater. The theater... Read More

Lawrenceville brewer brings worldly tastes to ‘Burgh

By Lauren Dantella, Point Park News Service: Pumpkin spice beers, the hoppiest IPAs and other creative concoctions are outdoing one another as the latest fad in the still-growing craft beer industry – but one local brewer isn’t buying it. “I just want to use quality ingredients to bring fresh, local beer to my neighborhood,” said Steve Sloan of Roundabout Brewery. After... Read More

An unusual happenstance: Monsters remake history

By Lauren Dantella, Point Park News Service: Whenever Matthew Buchholz watched his friend’s Lawrenceville gift shop, he would send her emails saying, “Everything is alright” – along with computer-edited images of monsters wreaking havoc. Interested in history, the New York University film graduate would research old maps and prints while working at the store. Then one day, he looked at... Read More

Homemade soap bars help clean Lawrenceville

By Alexandra Perry Point Park News Service Since 1999, the only manufacturer of handmade soap in Pittsburgh has produced thousands of natural, homemade soap bars in the traditional small-batch, three-day process in a quaint shop in Lawrenceville. The shop, near the corner of 46th and Butler Street, Jay Design is easy to spot as one can’t miss their mannequin in... Read More

Cookie Monsters: Lawrenceville carries on thirteen year tradition

By Alexandria Perry PointPark News Service Lawrenceville hosted its 13th “The Joy of Cookies” cookie tour this past weekend on Butler Street. A combined 26 small businesses shared homemade cookies with their customers on the four-day, 20 block tour to celebrate the Christmas season. Hundreds of shoppers of all ages made their way through the streets of Lawrenceville purchasing homemade crafts,... Read More

Pittsburgh woman comes home, brings painting with a twist

By Lori Pometo Mary Lou Bradley lived and worked in New York City for decades but after a lifetime of achievements she didn’t want to stop there. She didn’t let age stop her from pursuing a new chapter in life but instead she attended culinary school in Orlando and started a new business with her artist boyfriend back in her... Read More