In March, Pennsylvania (not just the 'Burgh) will get its first-ever local craft spirits store. Penn Ave and 21st St will be home to Pennsylvania Libations, a retail shop where Pittsburghers can first taste, then buy more than 30 varieties of exclusively PA-made wines and liquors. The storefront will have mixologists and sommeliers on site to help customers and local business owners navigate their way through Pennsylvania's growing array of craft spirits.
BigBurgh is a mobile-optimized web app that connects users with various no-cost resources in the city of Pittsburgh. For example, the app could help find clinics, food pantries, shelters, and other free services for low-income and homeless populations. The app also serves as a valuable tool for anyone who encounters someone in need. Although the app only covers the city, BigBurgh expects to expand to surrounding areas in Allegheny County over the next year.