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Pittsburgh Casino Construction Resumes on North Shore

August 20th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Construction workers should be back to work on the North Shore of Pittsburgh casino by the time you are reading this post. Holdings Acquisition, headed by billionaire Chicago businessman Neil Bluhm, closed on the financing for the purchase of 75% of the Majestic Star Casino in Pittsburgh after construction stopped on the project in June […]

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Tags: casino · Commercial Real Estate · Hill District · North Shore · Penguins · Pittsburgh · Real Estate

Market Square Rally – Much to Celebrate!

May 22nd, 2008 · 9 Comments

At Noon on Friday, when Pittsburgh Penguins fans rally at Market Square to celebrate the Penguins Stanley Cup Finals appearance against the Detroit Red Wings, they’ll have much more to celebrate than the Penguins successful hockey season. They’ll be able to celebrate the absence of bus noise, the renovations leading to Market Square Place, the […]

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Tags: Downtown · Market Square · Penguins · Pittsburgh

Go Penguins!

May 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Photo by KitAy through a Creative Commons license.

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Tags: Penguins · Sports · Things to Do

New Pittsburgh Penguins Arena – Drawings & Construction Webcam

May 10th, 2008 · 10 Comments

As I was reading about approval of the design for the new Pittsburgh Penguins arena, I decided to try to hunt down the actual design renderings online – which can be found here, complete with people and all. In my search, I also found a webcam covering the construction zone, so you can watch the […]

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Tags: Downtown · Fifth Forbes · Penguins · Sports

New Penguins Arena Transparency

June 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Last night, the Urban Design Associates and the Pittsburgh Penguins held a meeting to get input from residents on the development of the new Penguins arena. Architect Don Carter, President of Urban Design Associates, indicated to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the doors are wide open for public participation. Sounded nice. Until I started thinking about […]

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Tags: Commercial Real Estate · Downtown · Hill District · Penguins · Pittsburgh · Real Estate · Sports · technology

Which Pittsburgh development will finish first?

January 23rd, 2007 · 18 Comments

The Pittsburgh Business Times is hosting an online poll to find out which long awaited project Pittsburgh residents believe will be completed first.  Choices are: 1. Mon-Fayette Expressway 2. New Arena for Penguins 3. North Shore Connector 4. Don Barden’s North Shore Casino  The results right now are overwhelmingly in favor of one project, but they really […]

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Tags: casino · Commercial Real Estate · Federal North · Fifth Forbes · Penguins · Pittsburgh · Real Estate

Mellon Arena: What’s next?

January 16th, 2007 · 11 Comments

I’m intrigued by an article in the Pittsburgh City Paper (found here) that suggests that Mellon arena, the soon to be abandoned home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, should be saved rather than demolished. It is quite a thought-provoking article.  My hesitation to jump on the bandwagon promoting the preservation of Mellon Arena stems from my opinion that […]

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Tags: Commercial Real Estate · Mellon Arena · Penguins · Pittsburgh · Real Estate · Sports

Pittsburgh development rolls dice tomorrow

December 19th, 2006 · 9 Comments

Tomorrow, one of three potential casino owners will be given an early christmas present when the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board names the winner of the slots license slated for Pittsburgh.  Debated (and protested) for the last year, the decision has become more controversial lately because of the decision by Canadian businessman Jim Balsillie to back […]

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Tags: casino · Penguins · Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s Penguins Checklist

October 30th, 2006 · 7 Comments

Buy land for stadium ………………… Check! Plan to turn site into stadium ……… Check! Pray for Penguins to stay …………… Check! Contract for Penguins to stay ……… ??????  

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Tags: Penguins · Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh news — 9-1-2006

September 1st, 2006 · 16 Comments

The Sports & Exhibition Authority approved acquisition of properties for the new arena of the Pittsburgh Penguins, despite concerns that the winning bidder for the team won’t have the money.  Additional coverage in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  The court case challenging Pittsburgh property assessments is moving along. A nine year restoration project in Carnegie is receiving […]

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