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Old Posted Aug 1, 2019, 8:34 PM
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Originally Posted by eschaton View Post

For non-Pittsburgh folks, this is the location he's talking about. The Google Car came by at a quiet time - the streets aren't usually that dead.

Compared to other - more architecturally nice - business districts in Pittsburgh it basically has two things going for it:

1. Four blocks of entirely unbroken street walls, aside from some cross streets and alleyways, all of which are in active use commercially.

2. More importantly - and uniquely - it's on a very narrow street for a commercial district. Curb-to-curb it's only about 30 feet wide. The other major commercial streets in Pittsburgh in contrast are between 37 and 50 feet wide, including parking lanes. It's much easier to get the whole comfy-cozy "outdoor room" vibe going - even with short buildings - if you're working off of a narrow street.
I think its unique and refreshing.
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