For all of my history buffs reading this, the history of Pittsburgh should come as no shock to any, being that the city was built to be a leader in manufacturing and steel production. To this day, there is still always that partial remembrance for those that initiated the city into the modern era.
In the modern era of Pittsburgh, there has been a huge cultural shift within the city to not only showcase our roots to those who helped to establish the city as a business giant, but also one for culture, the arts, as well as design.
PG&H has become an innovative platform to give local interior-design artisans a platform, shaking up what many would consider a business that isn’t so “Yinzer”. Located at 536 Smithfield Street (below Mellon Square Park), the spot is open to an influx of designers, architects and artisans.
Based on the heritage of the Steel City, PG&H’s motto reigns true to the region, with the words “Pride, Grit & Heritage”, proving that the modern Pittsburgh we see is in fact a reflection of our past as well as the people that inhabit the best city in the world.
The store location, which had been vacant for some time, has been rejuvenated into a retail space that will surely excite the downtown retail market. Within the retail space, customers can shop many items ranging from pillows, pottery, candles and more – perfect for holiday shopping. Not only limited to smaller items, PG&H will feature many home décor items (think art and furniture), all sourced and created in the region.
To keep customers intrigued with current stock options, PG&H will operate on an almost gallery-like, by constantly bringing in new talent to keep customers coming back again-and-again. Not only that, PG&H is hoping to initiate workshops and demonstrations on site to inform the public of the locally crafted goods.
Guests can peruse an assortment of products, including 3D printed ceramic vases from Coded Clay, along with curated wallpaper from Ashely Cecil. And don’t worry, coffee lovers – Redhawk Coffee, an Oakland-based coffee shop will open its second location out of PG&H by the end of the month.
Currently, the space is scheduled to be running for the next twelve to eighteen months; yet, many feel as though the shop is off to an incredibly solid start. So, if you are looking for that one-of-a-kind gift that no one you know will have, PG&H will surely succeed in helping you find something special.
536 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Store hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
*Redhawk Coffee hours to operate on additional hours.