Morningside Receives Love Your Block Grant!

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.

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