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Tour de Penn Featured Businesses (Jan 13 - Jan 20)

The featured businesses for Tour de Penn for 1/13-1/20 are Aahmani Afrikan Braids and Mostly Mod/ARTica! Visit them and make a purchase of $5 or more and get an extra stamp on your passport.

Remember that once you get 10 or more stamps, you can mail your passport into the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation to be entered into a drawing for $25 or $50 in Penn Bucks!

Tour de Penn Featured Businesses (Dec 22 - Jan 5)

The featured business for Tour de Penn for 12/22-1/5 is Los Sabrosos Dance Company! Visit them and make a purchase of $5 or more and get an extra stamp on your passport. Los Sabrosos offers some awesome dance classes, so treat yourself or ask about gift certificates for a friend!

Remember that once you get 10 or more stamps, you can mail your passport into the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation to be entered into a drawing for $25 or $50 in Penn Bucks!

Tour de Penn - Win $25 or $50 in Penn Bucks!

"Tour de Penn," a Biz Buzz program sponsored by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, will kick off at 11 a.m. on Dec. 6 and will run until 6 p.m. on Feb. 14.

During this time, you can visit businesses outside the construction zone on Penn Avenue to pick up a map and attached passport.

By visiting the businesses within the construction zone on Penn Avenue between Mathilda and Evaline Streets, you can get your passport stamped. If you make a purchase of $5 or more at these businesses, you will get an extra stamp.

Penn Avenue Branding Survey - Help Us Decide!

We collected ideas for names that could be used to brand the Penn Avenue corridor between Mathilda and Negley, and the list is in! Visit the link below to choose the name that you like the best!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZVFVXX5

Voting ends December 10th so spread the word!

Garfield Night Market - November 7th (Last one this year!)

Make sure you stop by N. Pacific Ave (between Penn & Dearborn) on 11/7 between the hours of 6 and 10pm for the next Garfield Night Market! We will have some new vendors in attendance along with some of the favorites including Healcrest Urban Farm, Leona's Ice Cream, Uncle Fester's Fudge, and Pittsburgh Pie Guy! Interested in being a vendor? Don't wait til the last minute! You can find the vendor application form on our web site at http://garfieldnightmarket.org.

See you there!

Penn Avenue Arts in Motion Fest

What a success! If you didn't make it out to the Penn Avenue Arts in Motion Fest on 9/27, well shame on you! There were lots of great vendors, performers, and even some awesome edibles from Verde Mexican Kitchen & Cantina. Some pictures of the event can be seen below. Hope to see you there next year!

Branding Penn Avenue!

As part of the revitalization of Penn Avenue between Negley and Mathilda, we would like to begin working on a branding initiative. Branding can be thought of as a process that involves the creation of a new name, slogan, and or symbol (logo) to clearly identify a person, place, or thing. With the increased interest in real estate and businesses in this area, having a distinct name will help us to identify ourselves from the other areas of Penn Avenue, which is 8.7 miles long!

Affordable Housing for a Changing Landscape: Retaining Affordability in Pittsburgh

(PITTSBURGH) On Saturday, May 10 at the Kingsley Association (6435 Frankstown Ave), the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, with sponsorship support from BNY Mellon and Neighborhood Allies, will co-host a round-table panel talk on the diminishing affordability within Pittsburgh's housing market.

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