Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Soul of the Strip It's a Testament to Slow and Steady Growth

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Soul of the Strip It's a Testament to Slow and Steady Growth

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It's not for nothing that the Strip District figures into most every admiring national story on Pittsburgh these days. Home to the former produce terminal - a long loading dock strip that conveyed goods fresh off the train to a battalion of trucks - the area conveys the city's image. A legacy of brawny workers tints the present-day mix of nightclubs, hearty restaurants and eclectic shops, with a solid Polish Catholic church smack in the middle of the action.

McCaffrey Interests of Chicago is developing the long-dormant produce terminal, a hotly contested project that brought all the levers of power in the city into action. The developer, which has established a good track record locally and is well-established in Chicago, announced last week that it expects to acquire soon a building directly across from the produce terminal, one of the largest in the Strip District. …

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