Carnegie may have a charmingly quaint feel to it, but it’s packed with both new and longstanding businesses, including boutiques, fitness studios, an art galleries, and even a distillery for craft spirits. While shopping is centric to Carnegie, you can also book your next event, get your nails done, grab a cup of coffee, or snack on a slice of pizza while you’re in the area!
Quantum Spirits is reinventing craft spirits through science. This local distillery aims to do things differently by designing their own equipment, programming and building sensors to use in the distilling process, and extracting delicate flavors to create innovative spirits. Their vodka, gin, and amaro are made from scratch, and you can find the Quantum team hard at work mashing, fermenting, distilling, bottling, and labeling their products every day in Carnegie. You can buy bottles directly from the distillery, where the expert staff can guide you through tastings and provide pairing and cocktail making tips. Quantum Spirits also offers experimental cocktail events and classes, distillery tours, and jazz nights.
Endure Barre is more than a Barre studio. They also offer classes in Endurance Barre, TRX Barre, TRX Bootcamp, and Pilates. Endurance Barre, their signature program, is a ballet inspired class that incorporates choreographed moves from Pilates, yoga, dance, and functional training with motivating music. Classic movements of Barre, such as tucking and pulsing, are combined with cardio elements to keep your heart rate up, ultimately sculpting your entire body. Just like the city of Pittsburgh, Endure Barre was built with intensity, hard work, and a focus on community. When you walk through the steel doors of the studio, you will be greeted by a neighborly atmosphere and experience a sense of pride in the instructors and clients, while also getting an intense workout!
Firebox Art Studios
Firebox Art Studios is a unique retail art gallery with beautiful, collectible art. The artwork on display was created by local and national female professional artists, as well as by the studio’s owner, artist Eva Trout. Firebox Art Studios also sells crafts that support the employment of indigenous artists in developing nations and benefit women recovering from sex trafficking. Art workshops and creative team-building events for businesses, social groups, and church groups are often held here, and the gallery hosts special events and art openings on the second Friday of every month till 9 p.m. Open hours are from Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment (412-249-8264).
Carnegie Coffee Company
Carnegie Coffee Company in downtown Carnegie is nestled into an old post office building that has been completely revamped. Tables for working and socializing, plus clusters of comfy chairs for relaxing or reading, make this coffee shop feel like a community gathering spot. Carnegie Coffee proudly serves the best-selling coffee in Italy, Lavazza, and they also offer breakfast and lunch daily, plus fresh baked desserts. Sip on a shot of expresso and read a book from the curated library while the café’s friendly staff build your breakfast sandwich. You can also rent out their mezzanine level for events or hire the company for catering services.
Antinas Salon & Boutique
Antinas Salon & Boutique is a full-service salon that offers haircuts, color and styling, hair extensions, and blowouts, plus bridal, nails, makeup, tanning, and waxing services. Having been in business for over 60 years, Antinas employs highly skilled technicians who are ready to make your visit to the salon special in every way. While you’re there, you can purchase purses, small gifts, jewelry, and candles from the boutique. Antinas also has a bridal suite loft, or their bridal services can come to you at a location of your choice. Relax in the lounge area by the fireplace, and treat yourself as your hair, nails, and body are cared for by a top salon. You deserve it!
Modern Mercantile Pgh
Modern Mercantile Pgh is a destination for those seeking style, function, and quality. They carry a wide array of accessories and gifts to enhance your home, including a mix of contemporary and traditional items with a twist. Modern Mercantile’s private label line includes soap, tea, candles, and laundry products, all made in Western PA. From their lavender linen spray, to liquid laundry soap, all the way down to lip balm, you’ll be sure to find something you love. You can also purchase custom-made florals, and their inspiring windows and interior displays reflect new products and trends, including handmade pet accessories, such as adorable bow ties for your pup!
BRN Fitness provides highly specialized one-on-one and group training to students, professionals, and athletes at all fitness levels. Whether you’re looking to be more fit or are training with a specific goal in mind, they will help you perform at a peak level so that you can look and feel your best. Personal training, SOUND classes, and athlete/team training are some of BRN Fitness’ most popular services. SOUND classes are unorthodox group workouts that will push you to your limits, while personal training will help you build lean muscle and change your physique. If you can’t make it out to their Carnegie location, you can sign up for online training and coaching tailored to your health, fitness levels, and goals.
OOH La La Boutique
OOH La LA Boutique sells an eclectic mix of goods; find everything from upscale jewelry, clothes, accessories, decor, skincare, and more at this sweet little boutique in Carnegie. When you are looking for one of a kind, chic pieces for that super stylish person in your life, OOH La La is an essential stop—particularly if that person is you! Fans of this shop rave about JoBeth’s personalized assistance and the amazing selection, so stop in for the style and leave with a new friend too.
Slice on Broadway
Slice on Broadway is obsessed with pizza. Self-described as “stubborn and uncompromising,” these pizza perfectionists are focused on creating incredible pies. They make their food from scratch and go out of their way to use the best possible ingredients in their pizzas, sandwiches, and salads. Not only is Slice on Broadway in Carnegie, but they’re also in Beechview, the East End, and PNC Park, demonstrating their dedication to sharing their New York style yinzer made pie with all of Pittsburgh. The Carnegie location is open seven days of week for delivery (including on Grubhub), takeout, and dining in, and it’s also BYOB if you’d like to bring some vino to accompany your pizza.
Puhlman’s Flower Shoppe
Puhlman’s Flower Shoppe has been proudly serving its customers since 1908. They custom create flower arrangements for all occasions, giving personalized care to each order. Committed to quality and service, they even offer a 48-hour satisfaction guarantee on flower orders to make sure that you’re completely satisfied. Call Puhlman’s to place a flower order for your next special event (they deliver around the Pittsburgh area) or visit their store in Carnegie to see an even larger variety of flowers and gifts!
Glam Earth Organic Beauty Boutique & Spa
Glam Earth Organic Beauty Boutique & Spa was created by Marianne Skiba, a 2-time Emmy Award winning Film & TV Makeup Artist. Recognizing the need for safer, more natural beauty products, Marianne gathered the best makeup, skin care products, and beauty accessories and paired them with expert advice to create a “green beauty” experience. Marianne shares her knowledge of makeup, skin care, and wellness in a welcoming space to help each client find their own inner and outer beauty. Shop for beauty products, schedule a facial, or book an in-depth consultation with a Certified Holistic Beauty Expert who will help you understand your skin and design a personalized skin care and makeup regime just for you.
Indian Community Center
The Indian Community Center (ICC), is a place for all people—regardless of race, creed, or nationality—to come together. Attend a community event there, such as the International Color Festival in April or International Yoga Day in July; many of these celebratory occasions are free and include a light lunch. You can even host your own event at the center: weddings, corporate retreats, and private parties, such as baby showers or birthdays, are all welcome at the ICC. There are also activities available for all ages there, such as dance classes and workshops, or feel free to contact the center to take a tour of the facilities.
More Than Words Fine Papers
More Than Words Fine Papers, located on East Main Street, helps the written word come alive with beautiful designs and papers from several different stationary vendors. Drawn to the to the posh paper boutiques of Boston, Chicago, and New York, Barbara Johnson was inspired to open a specialty stationery store in Pittsburgh. Greeting cards, invitations, thank you notes, journals, candles, pens, personalized stationary, stylish gifts, and more are sold at the store. More Than Words also provides consulting, design, printing, addressing, mailing, and calligraphy services, including gorgeous custom event invitations and wedding stationary.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.