Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip, Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh Public Market is an indoor, year-round public market in the Strip District of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Public Market focuses on locally sourced fare. It is managed by an organization called the Market Council, which was created by Neighbors in the Strip.Its origin traces back to 2003, when a community organization called Neighbors in the Strip began plans to revive a public market in the Strip District, which once was home to a number of different public markets. By 2005, the project was attracting investment from Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, the Community Design Center of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development, PNC Bank, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Richard King Mellon Foundation and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's Direct Farm Sales Program. The original location was a 10,000-square-foot space in a Strip District produce terminal.In October 2013, it moved to a 25,000-square-foot location at 2401 Penn Avenue. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described the new location as a "bunker." In 2014, the Pittsburgh Public Market opened the Market Kitchen, a shared commercial cooking space, at its Strip District location; its $600,000 startup cost was Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation, the Allegheny County Development Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Community Services and a Kickstarter.
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  • Many different things to check out. Meat market, bread store, coffee shops, produce market. Many places to eat. Very busy and parking is limited  more »
  • We made it back to the Strip District of the Pitt. This is a great place to visit when in town. It's located on the main drag so you'll be walking by anyway. There are so many places to eat and buy...  more »
  • An amazing market that the public well deserves! Fantastic local business and good eats. Keep doing what your doing!
  • I stopped in for the first time on a Saturday. I had a pint of delicious local beer. Then, I enjoyed freshly made crepes with amazing gelato with trustworthy ingredients. I will plan on being hungrier for my next visit because there is much more to be enjoyed. I hope to wait in lines for things during my next visit bc this market in other cities would be packed.

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