FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2018
New retail store now open in historic Oliver Building in Pittsburgh from love, Pittsburgh
Women behind Mount Washington store opened third location this summer featuring all Pittsburgh makers and artisans
Downtown Pittsburgh - love, Pittsburgh, a shop carrying collections of gifts and seasonal items sourced entirely from Pittsburgh artists and makers, is expanding its operations with a new pop-up location opening in Downtown Pittsburgh this summer. Founded by Kelly Sanders and Monica Yope in 2017, love, Pittsburgh’s mission is to support artists, makers, and small businesses from the Pittsburgh region. In doing so, they’ve curated a collection of original handcrafted goods entirely from local sources.
love, Pittsburgh’s third store is located at 535 Smithfield Street in the lobby of the historic Oliver Building. They are operating the shop as a six-month pop-up shop and will carry many of the same handmade gifts, stationery, home goods, t-shirts, tasteful Pittsburgh-themed gifts, seasonal items, and jewelry that are found in their Mount Washington and Liberty Avenue locations. Additionally, Sanders and Yope plan to use the Oliver Building location to expand their locally based food and drink offerings and test new food offerings with a wider audience.
“We are thrilled to be expanding within the vibrant and diverse community of Downtown Pittsburgh. We couldn’t be happier to bring the artists and makers we carry into the Oliver Building to serve hotel guests and office workers,” said Yope, love, Pittsburgh owner.
Sanders and Yope, both Pittsburgh-born makers themselves, have always been blown away by the abundance of talented artists and makers in Pittsburgh. This was the inspiration for their first store located at 301 Shiloh Street in Mount Washington, which will remain open. They view this expansion as a growth opportunity for their business and each of their vendors.
“We have been 100% Pittsburgh from the start, our motto is ‘Keep it all in the family,’ our Pittsburgh family,” said Sanders, love, Pittsburgh owner. “We are excited to be able to support our artists and makers by placing more orders and increasing their business.”
The Oliver Building shop will connect more makers to shoppers by serving the Downtown Pittsburgh business and residential communities in addition to the millions who visit each year.
The Oliver Building store’s grand opening is on June 30th at 12:00pm and will be open daily through the end of the 2018 from noon – 5:00 pm, except Tuesdays and Wednesdays when it will be closed.
Customers and patrons can subscribe for the love, Pittsburgh newsletter for updates on the new store opening at http://lovepittsburghshop.com.