PITTSBURGH – A pop-up park is planned in the middle of Fort Duquesne Boulevard that will include food, drinks, art and music. Project leaders hope to revive downtown Pittsburgh.
“We shut down, then opened, and then shut down again. It was really hard for all the workers in the marketplace, ”said Ashton Williams, manager of Las Velas.
The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership says change is on the way, revealing a long list of initiatives that they hope will revive people and bring them back downtown. Plans include taking advantage of more minority-owned businesses, adding the pop-up park, and other projects like farmers markets, yoga, live music, and the return of Light Up Night.
Williams hopes these plans work after such a rocky year.
“I’m just glad things are changing,” she said. “We feel genuinely blessed because we can now make ends meet.”
The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater is resuming performances just blocks away.