Tucked just beyond Frick Park, Regent Square is home to many lifetime residents as well as young students and professionals. The neighborhood has an idyllic, small town feel full of local, small businesses on their tree-lined streets. Here are some of Made in PGH’s favorite stops along and around Braddock Avenue! 

Hepatica Florist

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Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best, “The earth laughs in flowers” and Hepatica Florist captures that sentiment perfectly. Whatever the occasion, from the loss of a loved one to a special event like a birthday or anniversary, Hepatica’s custom floral designs will ensure satisfaction. Their promise is to use only the freshest and most premium florals available with a focus on color, texture, and artistry. 

3 Rivers Outdoor Co

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Adventurers look no further than 3 Rivers Outdoor Company!  This independently owned outdoor sports shop is staffed with specialists that will help assist you every step of the way and they have options for everyone. Whether you’re searching for new or gently used equipment to purchase, a rental for the day, or advice on new trails and activities 3ROC has got you covered. Not only is this the premier outdoors shop in Pittsburgh, 3ROC also prides itself for being a “hub for the outdoor community.” They host weekly meet-ups like group runs or mountain biking rides in Frick Park. 

My Goodness

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Shopping and supporting local groceries benefits the economy, promotes a safer food supply, and ensures the freshest taste possible. At My Goodness they believe in selling groceries and prepared foods made in Western Pennsylvania. This premier shop has everything from fresh pressed juices, vegan and gluten-free prepared foods, and ready-to-eat dishes. You can even find fan-favorites like Square Cafe’s buttermilk pancake mix and Millie’s homemade ice-cream! Check out their delivery options and stay tuned for a new bagel program coming soon. 

Cohen’s Collectibles & Mustang Comics

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Unlike stocks and bonds, collectibles are the perfect way to actually enjoy your investment. Cohen’s Collectibles & Mustang Comics is a hobbyists’ dream stop. Here you can find sports memorabilia, comic books, and Funko Pops. The shop is staffed by specialists who will help you identify your own collectibles. They’ll even buy or trade some of your pieces. 

Fern Hollow Bicycles

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Believe it or not, Pittsburgh has consistently been rated one of the top cities for bicyclists and walking commuters. At Fern Hollow Bicycles they will take care of all of your biking needs. While they primarily focus on repairs and restorations, you’ll also find new Marin, Cinelli, and Pashley brands. Fern Hollow Bicycle carries used bikes and parts. 

Knotzland Bespoke Bowtie Studio

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22 at-home sewists, 5 volunteers and a small studio team create all of the sustainable fashion accessories found at Knotzland. Moms, entrepreneurs, retirees, and students are dedicated to creating this ecosystem of work from home income opportunities as members of the “Sewical Network.” Here you’ll find handcrafted bow ties,  masks and other products all sourced and made using reclaimed fabrics and materials with minimal to zero waste. The shop is open by appointment Wednesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 4:40 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Meshwork Press

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Meshwork Press is a community print shop in Wilkinsburg committed to making good, inky messes. Their printmaking studio on Trenton Avenue offers letterpress and screen printed paper goods like readymade greeting cards and custom printed paper goods like wedding invitations, stationery, and business cards. Founded by Haylee Ebersole and Kyrie Bushaw in 2018, their hope was to create a community, art-centered space to share their love of printmaking to youth in the neighborhood. Since the beginning, they’ve partnered with The Wilkinsburg Youth Project (WYP), a local program that partners with local youth to provide introductions to job skills and entrepreneurship. Open by appointment Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 a.m. 

Clipps Hair Salon 

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 Nestled in the Heart of Regent Square, Clipps Hair Salon provides a fun and friendly atmosphere for your entire family. Clipps’ experienced stylists have been experts in hair and beauty since 1987. Sit back and relax while these professionals care for you, your family, and all of your beauty needs. 

Concept Art Gallery

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Concepts Art Gallery has hosted exhibitions of local, national, and international artists for almost 50 years. They even host auctions featuring estate antiques, fine art, silver, jewelry, furniture, mid-century design, and objets d’art. Let Concepts Art Gallery handle all of your art handling and appraisals. If you find a new piece that you love, they can even stretch or frame your work and have routinely worked for area collectors and museums. 

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

Bryer is a born-and-raised Pittsburgher who is deeply entrenched in the local food and culture scene. When she's not checking out new galleries and shows, you can find her tasting some of the best dishes the city has to offer or hiking outside! Right now, Bryer lives in the South Side with her fiancé, Oscar, and their two dogs.

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