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Old 05-05-2011, 07:44 AM
 
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They need residents to improve options. They should move forward with the developments by pnc park.
I don't know. I live three blocks up behind Heinz and Steelers games are loud and the fans are drunk and sometimes belligerent. PNC is far enough away that I don't hear the games but they do have fireworks pretty constantly.

I can't imagine trying to live down on the Northshore Flats there. Between the highways, the stadiums, the amphitheater and all the bars, it's not really an attractive place to live.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Philly
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I don't know. I live three blocks up behind Heinz and Steelers games are loud and the fans are drunk and sometimes belligerent. PNC is far enough away that I don't hear the games but they do have fireworks pretty constantly.

I can't imagine trying to live down on the Northshore Flats there. Between the highways, the stadiums, the amphitheater and all the bars, it's not really an attractive place to live.
I think theres a certain appeal to living so close to downtown and the stadiums...particularly for moderately priced rentals. Sure its loud but when youre young you want to be in the middle of the action. So long as they dont play at 6 am.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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I knew someone who lived in Wrigleyville (Chicago) for a while. It may not be for everyone, but it is definitely popular with some people:

Lake View, Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://www.chicagotraveler.com/neigh...le-feature.htm
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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An executive of my company from California stayed at one of the hotels on the Northshore a month or so ago when she was in town for some meetings. She asked me, "aren't there anything but sports bars in Pittsburgh?" It's sort of amazing how bad the selection of food venues is in that area, other than the steak place, there's nothing but one crappy sports bar after another. There's more to life than wings and Coors Lite.

Do the people that visit another city and then label the entire city due to the area that they see right around their hotel realize how idiotic they sound?

Especially someone from a so-called hip and diverse place like California. I mean dear lord she stayed between two major sports venues in the city what the hell did she expect was going to be there as entertainment options?
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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- A new sandwich shop just went into PNC Park on the same side as the PNC branch location.
- A new burger joint (not a ast food chain) is going in right across the street from the sandwich shop
- A new Hibachi restaurant is moving into the spot where Firewater used to be. (Swapping bar for real dining)
- A new Damons is going in next to Bettis


I personally enjoy Rivertown for food, Tilted Kilt for Happy Hours, and Bettis for nothing. I don't like Bettis's food for whatever reason. I'm praying the Hibachi place has a sushi happy hour when it's done.
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Philly
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I don't think anyone was impressed with damon's
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I will say this over and over again, they need a 24 hour diner or a Panera or a coffee shop (or even some retail like a pharmacy or something along those lines.) There isn't much up there now during the day. Not everyone wants to go to a sports bar after a concert. I'd rather go to a diner and have a meal, not another sports bar.
I'll back my statements up again after today.

I was at the Warhol today. After I left, I opted to go for a walk along the riverwalk. By the time I got down by the casino, I wanted a bottle of water. Not a convenice store or pharmacy or anything in sight. I actually had to go into the casino, wait in line in thier cafeteria just to get a bottle of water. I was a bit suprised they let me in there. Aside from that, I shouldn't have had to go into a casino just to get water if there was a Cogos or CVS in that area.
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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And there are those other big lots as well--eventually I'd like to see those filled in as well, and I would hope we could take a different approach with those.

I don't think you have as much appreciation for the idea of having a convenient place for patrons to keep their vehicles while they are at the stadium events or at work.


I know that a lot of people think that everyone should take a bus, and there is something to be said for that.

But as long as private transportation is around, adequate parking for not just the north shore, but also all day parking for workers in town is a pretty essential amenity.

Pittsburgh isn't Manhattan yet, and probably never will be.
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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They should replace the "Red Lot" with a parking garage and some residential and office space with street-level restaurants. A diner could go there, as could some "semi-fast" food like Panera Bread or Boston Market. Also, a 7-Eleven or other store like that would be good too.

I'll say this, though: for the sake of tailgating, leave the "Gold Lot" alone. I tailgated there last fall, and it was a blast. Parking garages kill the tailgating atmosphere. I think it's perfectly acceptable to keep one large parking lot adjacent to Heinz Field specifically for tailgating.
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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I personally enjoy Rivertown for food, Tilted Kilt for Happy Hours, and Bettis for nothing. I don't like Bettis's food for whatever reason.
Hey, I ate "The 36" at Grille 36, and it was wonderful, especially with mash potatoes!
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