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Eddie Lesoon never gave up on East Liberty

October 29, 2022 - East Liberty Development, Inc.

Community leader Eddie Lesoon reflects on his 50+ year investment in East Liberty’s revitalization.

“It’s just a matter of time.” Eddie Lesoon is quoted saying in a 2011 Pittsburgh Business Times article discussing the rebirth of East Liberty. And that time has finally come.

Lesoon is the president of Asia Carpet and Decorating Co, a family-run floor-covering business on Broad Street in East Liberty started by his grandfather and father back in 1933. He’s also a real estate developer who began buying property in the neighborhood in the 1970s and early 1980s.  >>read more>>

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The Bridge is bringing live music back to a historic spot in East Liberty

June 22, 2022 - LOCAL Pittsburgh

The Bridge, located off of Penn Avenue at 6018 Broad St., will be a live performance venue, event center, and bar. The space has operated as a watering hole since the 1940s, first as Dutch Bill’s Pub and later as Walsh’s Lounge & Bar. It’s been vacant since 2005.

Beginning on Aug. 5, it will be open daily to entertain a new generation of music lovers.

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Shady Grove partners to bring Blue Sky Kitchen & Bar to East Liberty

June 2, 2022 - Pittsburgh Business Times

Long-time partners working to bring the restaurant formula that has long thrived in Shadyside to a new location near Broad Street in East Liberty.  >>read more>>

The abandoned road behind Bakery Square to become a multimodal street

Dec 16, 2021 - Pittsburgh Business Times

A joint City-County effort aims to transform an abandoned road behind Bakery Square in East Liberty into a public living street.

The 1.5-mile road, Dahlem Place, once served the Pennsylvania Railroad. It will become a two-way multimodal access point allowing residents to drive, bike or walk to Mellon Park, Bakery Square, and the rest of the East End. The plan was announced Thursday by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto.

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