Finding something from the past can be the ultimate present. It can also be the perfect eye-catcher, conversation starter when welcoming a guest into your home. Here are three places in Pittsburgh to find one-of-a-kind treasures and collectibles while also discovering something unique to-do with your fellow adventure seeker:

The Government Center

The Government Center prides itself on music and community, intertwining the two at their new location on 715 East Street. Record lovers can immerse themselves in the record store’s massive selection of used and new records with genres ranging from rock, soul, jazz, alternative, electronic, country, and more. Plus, they have over 1,000 new records in stock with more records arriving each week. Uniquely, The Government Center hosts live music shows, listening parties, DJ nights, and other events for music gatherers. Be sure to check out The Government Center Events to mark your calendar for current and upcoming events.

Pop Culture Comics

With two stores located at 1105 Mt. Royal Blvd. and 431 McNeilly Rd., Pop Culture Comics buys, sells, and trades toys, comics, and collectibles. Original movie posters, vintage comics, games, and consoles, plus horror, science fiction, and fantasy collectibles, there is something to find for anyone’s age. Browse and discover thousands of items, new and treasured.

Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff

Located at 1800 Preble Ave in the RJ Casey Industrial Park, Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff encompasses everything cool, dope, and truly ginchy. The storefront has treasures to uncover from pennants, pins, fashionable vintage wear, records, festival poster prints, and of course, original, covetable signed pictures and memorabilia collected from the 1950s and beyond. These are just the tip of the iceberg of items to rediscover from the past that you probably won’t find anywhere else. Plus, peruse with the owner Jack Hunt, a.k.a Johnny Angel, and his museum of music located in the back of the store. Get schooled with hidden historical gems and the doo-wop charms of Johnny Angel’s distinguished career. Also in exciting news, jam out with Johnny Angel and Byron Nash in their new YouTube series, Bridging the Gap, that can be found on three subscribed YouTube channels- Johnny Angel, Byron Nash, and Ya Jagoff- in which Pittsburgh’s finest and show-stopping musicians, including past and present, converge for conversation and a must-experience jam session. Expect the series to debut on March 8th, 2022, and stop by the storefront, conveniently located next to Bicycle Heaven.

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

Colin is a Pittsburgh born and raised, daydreamer, restaurant foodie addict whose passions include running, thrifting, camping, and having a healthy amount of coffee or Malbec (depending on the time of day) . As a typical jagoff, you can catch him shopping in the Strip, running in Highland Park, or finding the best hiking views just outside of the city. He is a content manager for YaJagoff Media LLC and currently lives in Etna, PA.

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