Wednesday, September 28, 2011

They Paved Paradise and Put Up A Parking Lot

A provocative news alert from the folks at the Pittsburgh Arts Watch:

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

The old Pittsburgh Opera building at Penn Avenue and 8th Street has been torn down and replaced with a parking lot. It is understood a fountain will be placed at the edge of Penn Ave.




There is still Cell Phone Disco though
(With Funding through a Foundation)



Although Layoffs Remain
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09037/947357-100.stm

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