Great news, Morningside! The Morningside Area Community Council is proud to have been chosen as a recipient of a Love Your Block community grant. Love your Block is a partnership of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and the Home Depot Foundation to beautify Pittsburgh- block by block.
The Home Depot Foundation awarded Pittsburgh and four other cities $10,000 each for beautification projects. Community groups in Pittsburgh were invited to apply for the $500 mini-grants, and officials selected 10 winners from 32 applicants.
The Morningside Area Community Council will use the money to create a “mock cafe” at a storefront at Chislett and Greenwood streets (previous location of Stagnos Bakery), with the goal of attracting an investor who is willing to open a real pastry and coffee shop.
“There’s been a void in the neighborhood for a cafe, a place for folks to congregate,” said Grant Ervin, MACC president, adding that the wide sidewalk there adds potential to the project.
(Excepted from: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11207/1162929-53.stm)