When you’re in the mood for a change-up from Pittsburgh’s sights and sounds pop over to Greensburg for the day or night. In just 45 minutes you can go from ‘Burgh to ‘Burg — and catch yourself a nice city-life refresh.

Hillview Motors

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In the market for a new, used, or certified pre-owned car? Hillview Motors is a small business that offers trust, convenience, and a local car-buying experience that you can’t get with a national chain. In business for over 60 years, they are a family-owned and operated business that understands the importance of your investment. With a large selection of cars and an on-site automotive service plan to match you can lean on their expertise and local staff to help you before, during, and after your purchase.

Caffe Barista Marketplace

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For over 23 years Caffe Barista Marketplace, formerly Caffe Barista, has been a staple eatery in downtown Greensburg. The marketplace has a healthy grocery option and a fresh-and-local farmers’ market section – which includes dairy, bread, eggs, meat, produce, and microgreens from local farms. You’ll also find coffees, teas, and wine. If you’re looking for a quick bite check out their menu of ready-made sandwiches, pepperoni rolls, salads, breakfast items, and baked goods – most of which are made on-site. 


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On Friday nights head over to St. Clair Park for the free family-friendly SummerSounds concert series. Recognized as one of “the best outdoor music series in Western PA”, the pre-show music starts at 6:15 pm with the concert at 7 pm. Shows are best enjoyed with food – whether from a pre-show meal at one of the local restaurants, an on-site vendor, or your self-packed picnic.

Green Beacon Gallery

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In late 2020 the Green Beacon Gallery, an up-and-coming art gallery, opened in downtown Greensburg and features over 300 works by 70+ local and regional artists. Not only an art gallery, but Green Beacon Gallery is also a recording studio, music venue, art studio, and a rentable event/party space. They have paint & sip nights as well as a shop of handmade items. Be sure to swing by on Friday, August 13 at 8 pm for the free Studio & Gallery Open House.

Clarabella Beauty Bar

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Change up your beauty routine by swinging over to Clarabella Beauty Bar. Get your nails done with their specialty natural nail services or opt for some fun nail art. Or get vacation-ready with an organic spray tan, facial, waxing, or eyelash extensions. Their award-winning services are provided in a fun, relaxing atmosphere and will have you looking fab for your next night out or even just for your Instagram. They are expanding to a new larger location just one block from their current location which will allow them to offer additional services, too. 

Bella Unique Boutique

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Need a personal refresh? Let Bella Unique Boutique help you look and feel your best. This locally-owned small business offers a range of products from health and wellness (like 100% organic extra virgin CBD oil) to cards, jewelry, and apparel. Relax while shopping their two floors of merchandise – including the upper-level Women’s Boutique Outlet.

Westmoreland Fair

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Visit the 66th Annual Westmoreland Fair this summer where you can find Truck and Tractor Pulls, Demolition Derbies, carnival games, and more. Westmoreland Fairgrounds is the site of other attractions throughout the year including the Westmoreland County Home Show, Food & Music Festivals, the Labor Day Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Colonial Festival, and the magical Overly’s Country Christmas Light Display from November through January.

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 givegodyouryes.com and fullhipster.com.

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