At noontime on a summer’s friday, Mellon Square — the green public space that lashes together so many of Downtown Pittsburgh’s office buildings, hotels, and businesses — is bustling. Ties loosen, heels are exchanged for sneakers and brown bags and sidewalk-​stand hot dogs come out as office workers begin the brisk business of a respite from the…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Mellon Square Park’s makeover
Ten years ago, the death knell tolled for a much-​vaunted plan to re-​energize Downtown Pittsburgh through an explosion of eminent domain and new retail. The ambitious plan, led by Mayor Tom Murphy, succeeded in creating a gleaming new building that housed a Lazarus department store, as well as an unfortunate remodeling of the…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Downtown Pittsburgh enjoys a new resurgence
There are two features that are essential before any establishment can become a neighborhood joint, and Square Café in Regent Square has both.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Friendly variety
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