Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Courthouse Tavern Set for Downtown

IN THE NEWS: George Leventis thinks enough of the business opportunities in Downtown's Fifth and Forbes corridor that he invested $500,000 there to open the new Courthouse Tavern in the space formerly occupied by the Chart Room Cafe, Pittsburgh Business Times reports. This week Leventis, who operated the now-closed Bridge Cafe on Carson Street, will take a small step toward helping revitalize a Fifth and Forbes business district that's faced years of controversy, delay and decay. The long-time proprietor of Peter's Pub in Oakland opens his Courthouse Tavern in a distinctive property that formerly housed the Chart Room, a favorite haunt of opponents of former mayor Tom Murphy's large-scale retail redevelopment plan for the district in the late 1990s. pittsburgh.bizjournals.com ... The Post-Gazette's Virginia Phillips reviews The Cafe at the Frick (Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, frickart.org), while Munch goes to Red Oak Cafe (3610 Forbes Ave., Oakland, redoakusa.com). post-gazette.com ... The Tribune-Review's Mark Houser reviews Alchemy, at Bigelow Grille (Doubletree Hotel, 1 Bigelow Square, Downtown), while the paper also reviews Palate Bistro (212 Sixth St., Downtown). pittsburghlive.com ... The City Paper reviews Thai Tom Yung Kung (247 Edgewood Ave., Edgewood). pittsburghcitypaper.ws

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

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