PNC Park visitors this summer will notice significant development underway directly across from the ballpark at the corner of Mazeroski Way and W General Robinson St.

Pittsburgh-based HiLife Hospitality has been selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates to develop and operate a new dining and entertainment concept set to enhance the gameday experience for Pirates fans at PNC Park as well as to attract visitors to the North Shore throughout the entire year.

This “eatertainment” center, targeted to open for the 2025 Pirates season, will be on the first floor of a new six-story mixed use building and plaza. The project will result in a 15,200 square foot experiential restaurant and bar concept as well as an adjoining 30,000 square foot outdoor plaza. The outdoor plaza will be activated with games, activities, live music and other entertainment, yoga, and movies. It will also be available to host large group and corporate events.

HiLife, the local hospitality group behind successful local concepts such as Burgatory, Shorty’s
Pins X Pints, and Shorty’s Tap X Taco, has engaged Chicago-based Barker/Nestor, Inc. as the
lead design architect, in collaboration with locally-owned branding firm Bootstrap Design, to bring
this iconic project to life.

“After 15 years of development on the North Shore, it is exciting that development on the best and largest parcel was saved for last,” says Herky Pollock, Partner at HiLife Hospitality. “This is the crown jewel of the North Shore and a once in a lifetime opportunity in a once in a lifetime location.”

Specific details about the concept will be announced to the public later this year. Even though you won’t be able to enjoy this new locale this summer, you can at least enjoy this season’s tailgates and Bucco games knowing that some pretty cool “eatertainment” is coming soon.

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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