Little Italy Days Update

Little Italy Days

Little Italy Days (Aug. 16-21) are here next week! Sal Richetti, event organizer for the festival,  held a public meeting on Monday Aug 8 and shared information on
parking, street closure and entertainment for the event. Sal and his team have put together a newsletter to outline how they have addressed concerns on parking, street closures, and local benefits.

Read the Festival Newsletter

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Community Forum Notes: July 2016


In July, Bloomfield Development Corporation held a Community Forum to share updates with the Bloomfield community. Speakers included members of Bloomfield Development Corporation and a resident updating a new home construction in the neighborhood. see the notes below.

Community Forum Notes July 16

Community Forum

Thursday, July, 21, 2016


Shepherd Wellness building, 4800 Sciota St

6:30 Welcome- Christina Howell

6:35 Introductions

6:40 Community Updates- Christina Howell &

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Restaurant Moving In To Former Del’s

Pittsburgh Main Streets, URA, PHLF mainstreet tour of Bloomfield, October 17, 2009

In 2015 Bloomfield Development Corporation adopted a liquor license transfer/sale Community Process in order to create community consensus around new businesses and to keep problem establishments from moving into Bloomfield. When the Liquor License Application Sign goes up a building, staff invite the applicant in for a meeting to talk to them about the business, then set up a community meeting to allow the community decide to support or not the applicant.

BDC recently received notice that a liquor license transfer had been applied to for 4428 Liberty Avenue,

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What’s the Big Idea?

Big Idea feature image 2

A not-for-profit, non-capitalist, and inclusive bookstore offers a safe haven to anyone interested in exploring alternative ideas.  

The Big Idea bookstore bills itself as “Your friendly neighborhood radical bookstore and cafe!” a slogan that, like the store itself, is both charming and cheeky. But it’s a slogan that also requires a bit of thought, which is appropriate given the mission of this bookstore.

The big idea behind the Big Idea bookstore is that its merchandise and volunteers all advocate for an inclusive society that is “multicultural,

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