Forage Vintage and Goods

Forage Vintage and Goods is an eco-friendly lifestyle shop featuring vintage furniture, clothes, home goods, and records. They also carry locally-made products, handmade goods, and sustainable product lines. From candles and soaps to artwork, ceramics, jewelry, and also cards.

Owner Natalie Wolfe has brought her lifelong passion for vintage and antiques into the recently opened storefront at 1424 Potomac Ave. in Dormont. The store is the marriage of modern aesthetic and vintage pieces. There is a mix of various eras and antiques, with a focus on mid-century modern. Specializing in furniture revival and restoration, Forage provides quality vintage that’s affordable and also locally sourced.

Beyond Bedtime Books

Readers seeking a quaint used bookstore nestled in the heart of Dormont — selling everything from popular fiction to classic literature — will find all that and more at Beyond Bedtime Books at 1453 Potomac Ave. This locally-owned, independent bookstore offers a broad selection of new and gently used books, rare and out-of-print books, and greeting cards. They also have a sweet little children’s room in the rear of the store for young readers.

Not sure what book to read next? Just tell their friendly, knowledgeable staff about your reading preferences. They’ll be happy to provide you with recommendations for your next page turner.

Dormont Florist

Family owned and operated, Dormont Florist owners Chris and Aaron purchased Dormont Florist (2900 W. Liberty Ave.) a few weeks before the mega flower holiday of Valentine’s Day in 2019. Business has been blooming for Dormont Florist ever since. In 2020, they helped family and friends stay connected to loved ones by sending flowers and plants in place of visits.

Dormont Florist is a staple in daily flower arrangements and deliveries. They have blossomed into a Pittsburgh-favorite wedding and event florist, working with many venues across the city and surrounding areas. Committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, the professional staff goes the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.

The Crow’s Nest

The Crow’s Nest (1414 Potomac Ave.) is a metaphysical supply store and community space. They focus on building community and facilitating the spiritual growth and well-being of their members. They offer magical and metaphysical supplies for all pagan and spiritual walks of life. The owner of The Crow’s Nest, Aimee, offers a variety of classes and rituals. From tarot studies to elemental activation, prosperity, sigils, glamor magic, divine rage, dumb suppers, and also many others.

But the real vision of The Crow’s Nest is to support you in your path and to facilitate learning through community. They aim to be a place where those on alternative paths can feel safe, supported and celebrated. The Clubhouse is open to community members to create, hold space, host meetups, classes and private events. Many things in the world at large are detrimental to our well-being. At The Crow’s Nest, they believe that joy is the highest purpose of this human experience. It is their mission to make joy more accessible to all who seek it.

Potomac Station Coffeehouse

Unleash your love for coffee and pastries at Potomac Station Coffeehouse, a cozy spot at 1607 Potomac Ave. in Dormont. Get ready for an inspirational experience with their daily pastry selections and creative latte features with house-made syrups. Also, enjoy delightful breakfast and lunch offerings.

New owners Andrew and Chad are excited to be a part of the Dormont business community. They want to help you create cherished moments with delicious treats.

Sergio’s Style

Sergio Pampena Sr. immigrated from Spigno Spinium, Italy to Pittsburgh in the early 1960’s. After working in a few shops in the city limits, he permanently settled in Dormont in 1970. With a credible reputation, generations of local families have based Sergio’s as their home salon. Sergio Jr., following in his father’s footsteps, took over the salon in 2007 after years traveling the world as a Paul Mitchell platform artist.

Sergio’s Style (2891 W. Liberty Ave) is devoted to each client’s experience and provides each guest with superb customer service, a signature style, and a safe space to relax and recharge. The salon stylists stay on top of current hair trends. They are also able to provide their clients with a diverse and vast service menu. All things hair and bridal services have become staples in the salon. Since the beginning, over 50 years ago, and continuing today, Sergio’s has been an important partner to the community of Dormont. They support causes important to the area and also participate in local events.

What are your favorite unique small businesses in Dormont? Let us know in the comments!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Mo Macel

Mo is a pun-loving Pittsburgher who likes to take photos and write. When not focusing on her kiddos, you'll find her pursuing happiness and working on living the American Dream via one craft beer at a time. She blogs at and

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