Things to Look Forward to in 2021

Things to Look Forward to in 2021

Here are five new places to explore in Pittsburgh as you start planning your new year.

The year is quickly coming to an end, and we are all looking toward a new beginning. It’s time to start thinking of New Year’s resolutions and setting new goals. So, break out a fresh calendar and get ready – the new year is almost here!

1. Strip District Terminal

Pittsburgh’s iconic Strip District neighborhood is home to historical businesses, offices, apartments and housing units. The Strip District Terminal located at 1600 Smallman Street was once a warehouse terminal dating back to 1926 where merchants would buy produce. The new space will retain much of its historic exterior but will feature more than 163,000 square ft. of revitalized indoor space. The Terminal focuses on pedestrian access and ease-of-use, with a mix of retail, dining and office, and an aesthetic spotlight on local and contemporary art. The most recently signed tenants to the space include City Grows, Fine Wine and Good Spirits, OnPar now and District Brew Yards.

2. Garden Room at the National Aviary

Planning an event? The new Garden Room at the National Aviary provides an elegant setting perfect for weddings, showers, corporate events and parties. And, you won’t want to miss the new Sunday Brunch in the Garden series! The room boasts beautiful stone fireplaces, state-of-the-art sustainability features and large, bird friendly glass windows with access to the garden if you choose. Plan your next event in this breathtaking space unlike any other!

3. New Breweries in Hazelwood 

Three breweries in one building? Say no more! The Progress Fund, a nonprofit community development financial institution, is leading the project on Lytle Street in Hazelwood. The building will include separate spaces for each brewery to brew on site, a shared tasting room, a half-acre beer garden and a rooftop deck. A new happy hour spot or weekend hangout is right around the corner!

4. Bakery Square Refresh

Located in East Liberty, Bakery Square is a development featuring open air shops, restaurants, offices and housing units. A refresh is in progress, and new features include The Galley at Bakery Square, täkō, outdoor café seating, outdoor work spaces and more! Enjoy an afternoon strolling the retail stores, dining at a yummy restaurant and relaxing at the new outdoors spaces in this fun neighborhood. 

5. Neighborways 

Calling all cyclists! Pittsburgh is getting new streets perfect for pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-vehicular traffic. Neighborways, a type of bikeway composed of a low-speed street which has been optimized for bicycle traffic, offers a safer, more comfortable alternative to busy arterial streets. Be sure to check back for more exciting Pittsburgh news in 2021!