Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants
Are you recycling, donating food, or sourcing locally? Do you want save money and bring more guests through your doors? Earn your designation as a Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant and be recognized for your commitments to the environment, society, and the economy while building your business in sustainable ways. Join 16 of your Lawrenceville neighbor restaurants and chefs (and more than 100+ across the city), including Spirit, Kickback Pinball Cafe, 52nd Street Market, Senti, The Pittsburgh Juice Company, B52, Franktuary, Smoke BBQ & Taqueria, Burghers Lawrenceville, The Abbey on Butler Street, Allegheny Wine Mixer, REED&CO, The Vandal, Cinderlands Beer Co., Banh Mi and Ti and Driftwood Oven. Many restaurants in the program have been featured in Table Magazine and Pittsburgh Magazine for their sustainable efforts. For more info, visit Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant’s website. If you’re interested, email Rachel Webber to arrange a meeting.
Streetface Facade Renovation Program
The Streetface facade renovation program, administered by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Pittsburgh, provides matching funds to eligible commercial building owners and tenants to improve their building facades. Improved facades not only have a marked impact on the appearance of the neighborhood, but can also positively affect a business’s bottom line by attracting more foot traffic.
The streetface facade program has included 36 projects with a $871.7k URA investment, as well as $1.5m private investment, which totals to $2.4 million.
- 19 projects
- $86k URA investment
- $265k private
- Total investment: $351k
The Lawrenceville Corporation facilitates Streetface applications for Lawrenceville’s Butler Street and Penn Main business districts. The Lawrenceville Corporation has assisted in the rehabilitation of over 100 facades in these districts.
Property owners, developers, or tenants who are interested in the Streetface program should contact us at 412.621.1616 x 102 or via email.
These funds only apply to exterior (façade) renovations. Low-interest loans for interior renovations on commercial properties in Main Street districts are available through the Business Development Center of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh.
Visit Pittsburgh Membership
Members of the Lawrenceville Corporation can team up with VisitPITTSBURGH to encourage travelers to visit our neighborhood. VisitPITTSBURGH is our city’s official tourism promotion agency. Member businesses will receive 75% off of VisitPITTSBURGH membership fees. For $160 a year, neighborhood merchants can receive: business listing in the 2018 visitors guide, business listing in PLAY, a publication specifically designed for tourists, a web listing on VisitPITTSBURGH’s website, a partner decal, and invitations to partner events.
The Lawrenceville Corporation is a trustee of Kiva Pittsburgh. Kiva is for any entrepreneur who can use a 0% interest loan to help take his or her business to the next level. Kiva offers loans up to $10,000 with no fees up to a 36 month term. The loans are administered by PayPal and operate via monthly payment installments.