Colliers International | Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that 8,500 SF in lease transactions have been completed at Indigo Square in the East End of Pittsburgh.
Anthony Pantoni of Colliers International | Pittsburgh, leased 2,200 SF at 6023 Broad Street to Peace, Love & Zen Holistic Wellness Center. The property, which formerly housed a bakery, has recently received complete exterior renovations. Pantoni represented the landlord, The Wedgwood Group, in the leasing efforts of the property.
Peace, Love & Zen Holistic Wellness Center offers a variety of alternative choices for healthy living. The wellness center features a Himalayan Salt Cave for clients with upper respiratory problems, an Aquascape Zen Bed – one of only four in the United States, massage, acupuncture, as well as other services to help clients get and stay well.
“We are looking forward to seeing Peace, Love and Zen join the other new and existing tenants in East Liberty,” said Eddie Lesoon, Managing Partner of The Wedgwood Group. “It has always been our vision that Indigo Square become a unique collection of shops and restaurants. The interest in this four block area continues to increase and we foresee many new exciting tenants in the near future.”
“We are extremely excited about the level of interest shown by restaurateurs and retailers for space at Indigo Square,” said Mark Anderson, Vice President of Retail and Office Brokerage at Colliers International Pittsburgh. “I expect that Broad Street and North Highland Avenue will be completely transformed over the next few months.”
Colliers International | Pittsburgh is representing approximately 105,357 SF of office and retail space on behalf of The Wedgwood Group in the four block area of Indigo Square. For more information on these opportunities contact Paul Horan, Founding Principal, or Mark Anderson, Vice President of Retail and Office Brokerage at Colliers International Pittsburgh at 412 321 4200.
Brad Kelly, Director of Retail Services and Michelle Stewart, Retail and Office Brokerage Specialist at Colliers International | Pittsburgh, have successfully represented Washington, D.C. based developer Nigel Parkinson, with the lease of 6,300 SF of first floor retail space at 215 North Highland Avenue to four new retail tenants. The building features a newly renovated exterior faċade, updated mechanicals, large open floor plan and dedicated parking, with 6,500 SF of first floor retail space still available for lease, along with 20,000 SF of second floor office space.
Joining the First Niagara bank branch at 215 North Highland Avenue are tenants that include olive oil and balsamic vinegar retailer Olive & Marlowe, who is moving from the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District to a 1,500 SF retail space. An independent fashion boutique, owned by Kiya Tomlin, wife of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, has secured 1,000 SF of retail space. A new business spinning out of Splash, Luxe Home & Design, an upscale kitchen and bath design showroom owned by John Nicklas and Brent Hugas, is expanding its business operations that already exist in Cranberry and Murrysville, to include a 2,500 SF showroom. The new Luxe store will open this summer at Indigo Square. Hugas and his wife Jeneane will also operate Chemistry Clothing in a 1,300 SF retail space at 215 North Highland Avenue, featuring designer apparel for men, women and small children.
Developer Nigel Parkinson said he is excited about the vibrancy that is increasingly evident in Indigo Square, as his Hotel Indigo project and other retail operations begin to take shape. “I am thrilled to be part of the revitalization of East Liberty. To witness its rebirth first-hand is a thrilling experience, and I know that the new East Liberty will significantly enhance the great city of Pittsburgh.”
Hungry for retail tenants, East Liberty is placing orders, and Chef Kevin Sousa is serving up barbecue and dogs.
This makes Kevin Sousa doubly committed to East Liberty. While finalizing plans for Union Pig and Chicken, a Western Pennsylvania-style barbecue restaurant on North Highland Avenue, which was leased to Sousa by Colliers International | Pittsburgh in October, Post-Gazette.com reports he became interested in another vacant property. In partnership with his brother, Tom Sousa, and Jay Fanelli, his new venture, Station Street Hot Dogs, was announced by Sousa on Twitter. The restaurant, which seats about 65 people, will offer counter service, except for one table in the kitchen that will be able to be reserved. An adjoining lot offers ample parking, and outdoor seating will be available in warmer months.
“Kevin’s continued expansion in East Liberty is a testament to the corridor’s unbelievable transformation and Kevin’s commitment to Pittsburgh,” said Gregg Broujos, managing director and founding principal at Colliers International | Pittsburgh. “Our firm’s clients who maintain holdings in East Liberty will be able to build off of the momentum from strong restaurant activity in the neighborhood.”
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Colliers International | Pittsburgh secures a 2,200 SF retail space for Union Pig and Chicken in East Liberty
Colliers International | Pittsburgh is proud to announce the lease of 220 North Highland Avenue in East Liberty to the locally owned Union Pig and Chicken restaurant. The retail space, which presently features a 48-seat restaurant with a fully equipped kitchen, will immediately undergo construction renovations for a new and innovative restaurant space. Construction is expected to be complete before the end of 1st Quarter 2012.
Gregg Broujos, Managing Director, and Anthony Pantoni, Associate, at Colliers International | Pittsburgh, represented the 2,200 SF retail space for The Wedgwood Group and assisted Kevin Sousa, owner of Union Pig and Chicken, with securing the space for its business.
Broad Street, centrally located in East Liberty, in the East End of Pittsburgh, is preparing to experience the second annual VIA Music & New Media Festival,
on Friday October 7th and Saturday October 8th. The 2-day event will cover the entire city block of Broad Street, transforming it into an arts and nightlife district, with main performances on an outdoor stage.
Situated on the newly renovated corridor of Broad Street, the event will showcase the location benefits, which include wide sidewalks, storefronts with open floor plans that flood with natural light and ample parking. The corridor provides a variety of use for new business and considerable potential for real estate.
“This is going to be a great event, showcasing the Broad Street area of East Liberty,” said Anthony Pantoni, Associate at Colliers International | Pittsburgh. “The Wedgwood Group has generously provided indoor space for the festival at 6022 – 6024 Broad Street, which will provide an indoor venue for the event in case of inclement weather.”