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Downtown Recognition Awards

Fall 2014

Two Allegheny Together towns had a chance to compare successes and challenges when Bruce Berringer, Director of the North Borough's YMCA and President of the North Borough Chamber of Commerce arranged for Bellevue leaders (Council, BIG, AT Advisory Board) to take a "field trip" to the business district of Aspinwall. The purpose of the trip was to tour Aspinwall's downtown, meet their leaders and have an exchange of ideas.   

The group convened at the Aspinwall Borough building for introductions and an overview of the night. The group proceeded on a walking tour where Bellevue leaders learned about aspects of Aspinwall's downtown development, such as signage and shade tree ordinances, code enforcement, wayfinding and new business development. Discussion continued over dinner where Melissa Lang, Aspinwall Borough manager, expanded on specific projects and learnings they had obtained while being a part of the AT program. The evening concluded with Jack Manning, Town Center Associates consultant, for both towns, facilitating a lively exchange and next steps. 

Bruce's efforts to create a venue to share best practices continue to pay off as participants from Bellevue and Aspinwall remain in dialogue around many of the conversations that started that night. At the Bellevue Council meeting in December, Melissa will be presenting Aspinwall's success with their Shade Tree Commission and  giving insight as Bellevue is in it's infancy with the  formation and adoption of a Shade tree commission.  

Bruce's vision for a "field trip" is a great example of the power of thinking collaboratively and utilizing the resources right in our backyards!

T&M Hardware & Rental is a Do It Best Hardware store located at 509 Lincoln Avenue and is owned and operated by Tim and Mary Post. Tim and Mary purchased their Ellwood City store in 1991 and have now expanded to include Pennsylvania locations in Harmony, New Castle, and Bellevue, as well as a location in East Palestine, Ohio. 

We are pleased to recognize T&M Hardware & Rental as a Downtown Recognition Recipient and happy to have this traditional hardware store in our downtown. T&M continues to offer all the needed services of a traditional hardware store such as paint matching, re-keying locks, cutting keys, screen cutting, window and screen repair, and many, many additional services.  

For more information, please visit or Better yet, give them a call at 412-766-0948 or visit the store to see how they can personally help with your particular need!

Spring 2014

The Muddy Cup located at 541 Lincoln Avenue opened in Bellevue back in October of 2008 by owner Renee Tokar. Over the years it has become the go to coffee house in Bellevue for young and old alike. After all, what more can one ask for besides great espresso and free wireless internet!  

The Muddy Cup also offers the community a warm, cozy atmosphere to sit and catch up with friends, have a one on one business meeting, or meet with a small group while sharing steaming lattes or hot chocolates.  

The Muddy Cup offers locally baked goodies for when you're feeling a little hungry. A variety of medium roasted brewed beans are available to please all tastes and featured flavors often include vanilla buttercream, apricot, snickerdoodle, cinnamon, and more. You can also purchase your whole beans here and have them ground if you would like. 

We are pleased to feature the Muddy Cup and are happy to have them here on Lincoln Avenue!

Young Brothers Tae Kwon-Do Institute offers nine locations in the Western Pennsylvania area to those seeking Martial Arts Training. One of those locations is 527 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue which is managed by Head Instructor, Master David Madden.  

It is said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step and so does the training of the Tae Kwon-Do student. Students begin as white belts and journey through the training and discipline toward the various belts and levels that may ultimately lead to Black Belt. Not all students aspire to become Black Belts, but students are always reminded that as in all things, it is the journey that is important, not just the destination.  

Students seek out Tae Kwon-Do for a variety of reasons such as to gain self-confidence or self-discipline, for physical fitness benefits, or simply for self-defense training. The ultimate goal of Martial Arts Training is to achieve physical, mental and spiritual harmony. The tenets of Tae Kwon-Do stress that each individual should aim to achieve courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control, indomitable spirit and modesty. 

For more information, please visit the Young Brothers Tae Kwon-Do website at or call the Bellevue location at 412-734-2811.

Winter 2013

We are pleased to feature downtown Bellevue's business, The Happy Baby Company, located at 558 Lincoln Avenue. Local owners, Judy and Brandon McAuley opened The Happy Baby Company just about a month ago in late October. The store specializes in diapering and is the area's only go-to service for cloth diapering. Diapering classes that focus on all you need to know about the subject are offered twice a month as well.  

Although cloth diapering is their specialty, they offer much more such as locally made wooden toys, baby carriers, and higher-end car seats. New items are continually being added to their inventory. They have a gift registry available and will ship for free on orders over $35. There is even a children's play area open to you while you visit the store.  

The Happy Baby Company is opened on Tuesday from 10 AM to 8 PM; Wednesday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM; Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM; and closed Sunday. You can learn more at or on their Facebook page

The frozen yogurt craze has hit Bellevue. Berry Quool opened early this year and offers a self-serve format like many froyo shops. Customers have the opportunity to create their own sweet treats with scores of flavors and toppings, ranging from fresh fruit, to sauces, to candies, to coconut and nuts. They pay by the ounce instead of the cup size. Register your phone number with the shop and you can accumulate points towards Berry Quool gift cards to come back and have some more!   

Additionally, during the winter months you can even purchase hot chocolate to warm you back up. There are many yummy yogurt flavors to choose from and flavors are always changing. There are even seasonal flavors such as pumpkin and eggnog so you can visit them for some holiday cheer as well!  

Berry Quool is located at 600 Lincoln Avenue and is opened Monday through Thursday from 11 AM to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday from 11 AM to 12 AM; and Sunday from Noon to 10 PM. Please visit them on the web for more information by clicking here.

Fall 2013

We are pleased to recognize Pizza Bomonti located at 601 Lincoln Avenue. The take-out restaurant not only offers a variety of delicious pizzas, but also has many other menu offerings. You will find appetizers, subs, salads, wings, pasta, gyros, wedgies, calzones, wraps, burgers, and more on their varied and vast menu.   

The food is hot, fresh, and delicious so stop by soon! You can browse the menu and call ahead by visiting them on the web at The site not only offers the menu but you will also find coupons and catering information. 

Bellevue is pleased to feature Pizza Bomonti and is happy to have them in our community!

We are pleased to feature Curves of Bellevue located at 176 Lincoln Avenue. Curves website explains that, "millions of women get healthier with our 30 minute fitness solution. In just 30-minutes, you work every major muscle group and burn up to 500 calories through a proven program of strength training, cardio, and stretching." A newer program offered by Curves is known as Curves Complete. This is a complete approach to weight loss that offers, "Exercise to boost your metabolism, a diet that starves fat and feeds muscle, and the encouragement and support necessary to stay on track."  

You can find all that the program has to offer at our local Curves! Please visit their website at for more information as well as like them on Facebook by clicking here  

If you haven't moved ahead with that New Year's resolution yet, there's still time...maybe Curves will help to make the difference!

Bellevue is pleased to feature Curves and happy to have them in our business district!

Fall 2012

The Bellevue Business District Advisory Committee (BDAC) is pleased to feature Dr. Lisa Nath, MD LLC. Dr. Nath recently moved to 575 Lincoln Avenue and completed this terrific façade renovation to the property.

The BDAC applauds businesses in our community that take efforts to make improvements to their facade which in turn helps to beautify our business district 

The Bellevue BDAC is pleased to have Dr. Nath's Ophthalmology business located in our downtown and congratulates her on her new location!

Summer 2012

Matthews Arts is owned and operated by Susan Matthews, a life-long resident of the area. The grand opening was June 25, 2005 when Susan was first able to share her philosophy on art with Bellevue. Susan's philosophy is that art is uplifting and therapeutic because personal expression (creativity) is essential to a healthy life.

Susan encourages you to visit Matthews Arts and explore the exciting world of appreciating and creating art. Enroll in an art class or sign up for a fun and friendly art outing. Matthews Arts is located in the heart of Bellevue, in the building at the corner of N. Balph Avenue and Lincoln Avenue.

Matthews Arts
12 N. Balph Ave
Bellevue, PA 15202
Phone: 412.761.0301

Winter 2012

Last November the AARP hosted the Active Living Workshop along with the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute (WALC). The WALC Institute is as described on their website, "an educational, non-profit organization working to create healthy, connected communities that support active living and that advance opportunities for all people through walkable streets, livable cities and better built environments. The Institute inspires, teaches, connects and supports communities in their efforts to improve health and well-being through better built environments."
After spending time in the communities of Bellevue and Avalon and meeting with key stakeholders in our communities, Dan Burden, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the WALC, and his team presented a dynamic vision for the future of Avalon and Bellevue and the Bellevue Lincoln Avenue corridor and shared their expertise on how to make this vision a reality. They consolidated their findings into a report which offers recommendations on ways to improve walkability and livability in our communities. Dan Burden comments within the report, "I found your communities compelling, a good place to invest, re-energize, to re-make, re-tool, to complete and make whole again. I don't say this lightly as I have traveled all parts of North America, having worked in 3,500 communities."

Report highlights include: Walking audit discoveries; Assessment of existing conditions; Mid-term recommendations; and Photo-Visualization: A Vision of Bellevue.

To view the report in its entirety visit:

The Active Living Woirkshop will reconvene on Thursday, March 22nd at the Avalon Public Library Conference Room, 317 South Home Avenue from 10 AM to 11 AM or 6 PM to 7 PM.
To learn more about the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, please visit

Fall 2011

The Bellevue Business District Advisory Committee is pleased to announce Bite Bistro as the recipient of its quarterly Downtown Recognition Award. Located at 565 Lincoln Avenue, Bite Bistro occupies the same space its sister restaurant, Vivo, resided in for 11 years. After their father, Sam DiBattista, made the decision to relocate Vivo to Sewickley, daughters Danina and Martina saw a great opportunity to have a place of their own, and opened Bite Bistro in March 2011.
Thanks to its affordable, creative, and, most importantly, delicious menu, Bite Bistro quickly earned praise from local diners and food critics alike. The food is bistro style with a lot of French influence; however, Danina is quick to add that head chef, David Bulman, enjoys putting his own spin on things. According to Danina, "The main goal with the food is that it is fresh, tasty, and visually delicious." And that means food for everyone; Bite Bistro always offers delectable vegetarian and vegan options on their menu in addition to meat dishes. Finally, embracing its BYOB status, Bite Bistro offers a wide variety of unique "mixers" for diners to pair with their home-brought alcohol.
Overall, Danina describes the vision for Bite Bistro this way, "We want to see great seasonal items on the menu, in a setting that is casual and fun." Bite Bistro brings the fun by hosting live musical acts, comedy nights, and birthday parties among other exciting events.
Lastly, Bite Bistro takes an interest in its local community. This year, they served as one of the sponsors for Bellevue's First Annual Artoberfest and also hosted the Artoberfest After Party in Club Perque, Bite Bistro's lower level.
For more details about Bite Bistro, please visit Hours are: Tuesday - Thursday 5pm - 9pm, and Friday - Saturday 5pm - 10pm. We strongly recommend that you stop by and enjoy a "Bite!"

Second Quarter 2011

The Bellevue Business District Advisory Committee has chosen Classic Chevrolet as its 2nd Quarter Downtown Recognition Recipient for 2011. Located at 500 Lincoln Avenue, the dealership is owned by Lee Corsello and has been in Bellevue since 1950. It is one of the largest employers in Bellevue with 45 employees. Classic Chevy has always been family owned and operated; Lee has been the owner since 1980.

The business is currently talking with General Motors about putting in some additions to the show room. Lee's favorite restaurant in Bellevue is the Rusty nail and he believes Lincoln Bakery is the best bakery in Pittsburgh!

We are pleased to have this longstanding business in our town and we salute Lee and Classic Chevrolet for their commitment to Bellevue! For more details, please call 412-734-5000. Hours are: Monday - Tuesday, Thursday 9am to 9pm; Wednesday and Friday 9am to 5pm; Saturday 9am to 3pm.

First Quarter 2011

The Bellevue Business District Advisory Committee has chosen Thai Suan Thip as its 1st Quarter Downtown Recognition recipient for 2011.  Located at 172 Lincoln Avenue, the restaurant opened in August 2010 and is named after a “heavenly tropical garden” in Bangkok.  It has been widely praised as friendly, warm and welcoming. Owners Jim and Salakjit (Joy) Gehr fell in love with Bellevue because it is a walkable community; the people are friendly and nice and old style architecture defines the downtown.

The cuisine is excellent and authentic Thai. Some of the most popular dishes are Drunken Noodle and Crispy Cashew Chicken. With its many attributes, combined with moderate prices, Thai Suan Thip attracts many customers in search of delicious Asian food. For more details, please call 412-766-1899. Hours are: Monday through Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM; Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 9 PM;  Friday and Saturday from 4:30 to 10 PM

Fourth Quarter 2010

The Bellevue Business District Advisory Committee has chosen the first annual “Improve the Vue” event as its 4th Quarter Downtown Recognition recipient for 2010. The first community day of caring, sponsored by the Bellevue Initiative for Growth (BIG), was held on October 9th, and was comprised of 236 volunteers working on numerous worthwhile projects throughout Bellevue.

The event started with a Kick-Off-Celebration at 7 AM with coffee and donuts and ended at Andrew Bayne Park with food, music and door prizes. The day was a huge success and projects included: painting a number of business facades on Lincoln Avenue, painting curbs, breaking ground on a new recreational trail, litter pick-up, weed-pulling, painting the Bayne Library conference room, organizing the food pantry and painting the fence around the Bellevue pool.

Pastor Chuck Gohn of Bellevue Christian Church served as chairman of Improve the Vue and organized the entire event with help from his Helping Hands Committee members.

The Bellevue BDAC thanks everyone involved in this exciting project for their generosity to the community and their unselfish spirit of volunteerism!

Third Quarter 2010

The Bellevue Business District Advisory Committee has selected Lincoln Bakery as its 3rd Quarter Downtown Recognition recipient for 2010. It is being recognized for its 65-year history and Birthday celebration held on September 4th with special promotions during Labor Day weekend.  

Established in 1945, the very popular bakery is the oldest family-owned business on Lincoln Avenue.  It first opened at 543 Lincoln Avenue under the ownership of Andrew Slezak, and twenty years ago, he sold it to his son-in-law Joe Porco. Their buttercream icing is still made from scratch and each season, they create novelty cake-shapes such as footballs, hamburgers and watermelons. Recently, the bakery expanded by knocking out a wall and adding two new cases. 

The Bellevue BDAC sends best wishes to Lincoln Bakery for many more years of “sweet success” in our business district.

Second Quarter 2010

The Borough of Bellevue is recognizing the following new businesses for having chosen to locate in the business district in the past two years. Through their investment in downtown Bellevue, they are helping to build a stronger business district and community. 

Around the Bend Bookstore
174 Lincoln Avenue

Muddy Cup Coffee House
541 Lincoln Avenue

Little Labels
8 Hawley Avenue

Rent A Center
600 Lincoln Avenue

Stew’s Hobbie Shop
555 Lincoln Avenue

Man Cave 
566 Lincoln Avenue

Curiosity Shop 
Balph Avenue

Heirlooms Resale Shop
423 Lincoln Avenue

Bellevue Speed Wash
33 North Balph Avenue

Teri’s Accents
405 Lincoln Avenue

Mike the Barber
423 Lincoln Avenue