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East Liberty Restaurant Tenant Activity on the Rise


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, 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 Announces the Lease of 220 North Highland Avenue

220 North Highland Avenue

Colliers International | Pittsburgh secures a 2,200 SF retail space for Union Pig and Chicken in East Liberty

SourcesColliers International | Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Magazine

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.

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