Archive for August, 2008

Bakery Square by Photograph – Submit Your Photos

Since it is summer, I have been walking to more and more places and taking lots more pictures from my cell phone. For the past couple of weeks I have walked past the Bakery Square development on Penn Avenue in East Liberty many a time and I have started taking some pictures. I thought it would be an interesting thing to document here on the Pittsburgh Metroblog and I want to invite everyone to participate. I think it will be interesting to see how the pictures of this development look over time.

This project has already generated some excitement and some controversy in Pittsburgh, which is one of the reasons why I think I started watching the building in the first place.

I have created a Flickr group for photos of Bakery Square:

If you are a Flickr user please join the group and add your pictures – I will try to post them here on a regular basis. If you aren’t a flickr user, thats okay too – you can send them to me (info – at – and I can add them.

Here is a really great picture I found on Flickr of the Nabisco Bakery that was taken in 1946. (Photo Cowtool)

Here are some of the pictures I have taken in the past few weeks, nothing too exciting in terms of changes but it will be interesting to see how this project progresses.

June 26, 2008

July 10, 2008 – The Building Facade

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Land development news not related to the casino

Two items of note from up here on the mountain.  The former Dinner Bell Tavern is now under new ownership and is now known as the Roadside Tavern. 

Roadside Tavern, Route 40

Word is that the previous owners had irreconcilable differences and it revered to the owners before them since they still had two payments left.  It got sold once again and with a new coat of paint, we have a new establishment.  No longer red (reminiscent of the infamous chainsaw incident), and supposedly with a new interior as well, it opened this past weekend.  Presumably, Dinner Bell Road will remain, considering that one side of 40 is Dinner Bell Five Forks Road and the other is Dinner Bell Ohiopyle Road, otherwise, no news to report on the road names.


The next bit of news is rumor for now, I don’t know (and doubt) if either variation is true, I’ll have to do some more digging when I get to a better internet connection.  Nemacolin Woodlands has apparently either been under some sort of financial stress, or possibly just feeling the economic squeeze most people are.  Anyway, it is rumored that two entities are looking to purchase the property: Donald Trump or Disney.  It was rumored for a while that Trump bought the above mentioned Roadside Tavern, but that rumor quickly turned into Nemacolin.  Like I said, all speculation for now, but interesting bits of news nonetheless…and land news that has nothing to do with the North Shore.

Who knew there was a skate park at Boyce Park

Who knew there was a skate park at Boyce Park

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since I am in the area of Boyce Park, which I never really visit – see for some pictures and an explanstion of why I was at the quilt show.
So I decided to find the wave pool at boyce park – I have heard about the wave pool but never actually been there. I have yet to find the wave pool but I did find this skate park. So if you se looking for a place to skate, here you go. My skating skills aren’t quite ready for the skate park but now I know where one is.

Ppg plaza at night

Ppg plaza at night

Originally uploaded by pittsburghmetblogpics

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