Downtown Recognition Awards
The municipality of Bridgeville
would like to take this opportunity to recognize the
members of the
Bridgeville Business District Advisory Committee (BDAC)
featured downtown recognition recipients. This committee under the
leadership of Dale Miller has taken a primary role in Bridgeville's
downtown revitalization efforts since the beginning of the
municipality's involvement in the Allegheny Together program.
Liz Calabro, Karen Zatta-Martin, Midge Gilson, Eric Persun, and
Joyce Heinrich, all members of the BDAC committee have given so much
of their time, talent and energy over the past several years!
Additionally, we must mention Mary Weise. Although Mary is not a
member of the BDAC, she rarely misses a meeting and assists
Bridgeville with unprecedented volunteerism and dedication to
Bridgeville community service.
The municipality wishes to thank all those
serving on and involved with the BDAC committee past and present for
their years of service and commitment to Bridgeville. With this
committee's assistance, Bridgeville has made great strides and
accomplished much in revitalizing downtown Bridgeville.
This quarter the Bridgeville Business District Advisory Committee
(BDAC) is pleased to feature a number of
businesses new to Bridgeville's downtown over the past two
years as our featured Downtown Recognition Recipients.
Abacus Settlement, 401 Washington Avenue
Big Guys Pizza, 435 Bower Hill Road
Capture Production Studios
502 Washington Avenue
Patberg, Carmody & Ging
600 Washington Avenue
Steven Franz, DMD
53 Washington Avenue
The Hott Spot
614 Washington Avenue
pleased to honor the Pennsylvania Martial Arts Academy
as its Second Quarter Downtown Recognition Recipient!
Director Jeff Nix explains "no other academy in the Greater
Pittsburgh area is capable or qualified to offer this level of MMA
personal defense, fitness, or martial arts training." The academy
has been in Bridgeville for 9 years, since 2003. The Pittsburgh
Martial Arts Academy employs five instructors and is popular across
the board with children and adults interested in martial arts and
"it's good to get kids involved in the martial arts at an early age
because it helps them to develop the tools they need to survive and
succeed in this day and age." Children as young as 4 can take part
in the "Little Dragons" classes at the Pittsburgh Martial Arts
Academy and children and adults 14 and older can study "The Fighting
Arts" and "Filipino Martial Arts." For parents interested in
learning the basics while their children study in another room,
"Parent Fitness M.A. Basics/Conditioning" is an ideal way to pass
the time and get in shape.
Nix said of working in Bridgeville, "It's a community town, it's
local and people tend to know one another. It's nice to own a
business in Bridgeville."
information about the Pennsylvania Martial Arts Academy, please
visit their website:
The Bridgeville Business District
Advisory Committee (BDAC) is pleased to recognize JoAnn's
as its featured downtown recognition recipient. JoAnn's is a
comfortable little salon situated in the core of Bridgeville. This
salon is owned, operated and run by JoAnn herself. The salon
provides several services for men, women and children, from a simple
wash and set to a full perm.
Call ahead to schedule an
appointment at 412-221-7131. Hours: Tue, 11am - 5pm; Thu, Fri, 11am
- 7pm; Sat, 9am - 6pm; Sun, 10am - 3pm. Located at 438 Washington
Ave, Bridgeville, PA 15017
The Synergy Fitness & Spa
recently located to 604 Washington Ave., Bridgeville, across from
Labella Bean. The spa offers hand and foot treatments; numerous
facial treatments; massage therapy; and personal fitness training.
Additionally, the spa offers Synergy Boot Camp! As their website
describes it, "Do you need a kick in the backside and a bit of
motivation? Synergy Boot Camp is for you!" Boot Camp is a 6 week
program. Each participant meets individually with a certified
personal trainer to assess things like body fat, cardiovascular
endurance, and more as well as to identify personal and suggested
The Bridgeville Business District Advisory Committee
is pleased to recognize this great local business as a featured
downtown recognition recipient. To learn more about the Synergy
Fitness & Spa, visit
or call 412-221-4220.
Business District Advisory Committee has chosen The Bridgeville
Historical Society as its 2nd Quarter
Downtown Recognition recipient for 2011. This quarterly downtown
recognition is an opportunity for the committee to recognize notable
individuals, businesses, or groups who have contributed to our
community's downtown efforts in some positive way.
Bridgeville Historical Society moved into its new home on April 16,
2011 at 441 Station Street the former home of the Bridgeville
Library, and was originally the train station. The facility is being
renamed the Kathleen Banks Building. Having the space has allowed
the society to display more items and to better tell the story of
Bridgeville's history. Additionally, there is sufficient room for
people to do research on the many historical articles that are
available which have recently been digitized.
must go to the Rotary Club and the Boys Scouts along with historical
society volunteers for the remodeling of the interior. Of special
note the caboose, clock and flagpole will remain as permanent
displays, it is great to have such a historical building and setting
as the new home for the Historical Society.
Business District Advisory Committee has chosen
Attorney Nicholas P. Brenlove
as its 1st Quarter Downtown Recognition recipient for
2011. Mr. Brenlove is very interested in revitalization projects and
this is the second time he is being recognized for his contributions
to this effort. In July 2010, he purchased a vacant building at
606 Washington Avenue in need of
building was updated with new windows, bricks and the first floor
gutted and renovated. Jenlor Integrations is currently leasing the
entire first floor for its computer services firm. Upstairs are two
new offices available for leasing.
Last year, the BDAC
recognized Mr. Brenlove’s renovation of the old bank building at 457 Washington Avenue
and also the new building that he built for his law practice a few
years ago at the corner of
and Bower Hill Road.
BDAC thanks Attorney Brenlove, once again, for his vision and
dedication to our downtown initiatives. Thanks to his contributions, Washington Avenue
is enjoying an updated look.
The Bridgeville Business District Advisory Committee (BDAC) has
chosen Tony Moses and his
family as their 4th Quarter Downtown Recognition
recipient for 2010. The Moses'
are the owners of Shouf’s Coffee * Café which was established
in June 2006 at 200 Washington Avenue.
Known for its Lebanese specialties and great weekend breakfast, they
offer raw kibbee every Saturday evening at 5 PM.
It sells very quickly, so be sure to come early.
congratulate the Moses family on their successful business and thank
them for bringing their building to life as well as bringing another
good restaurant to our area!
The Bridgeville Business District Advisory Committee has selected
Serafina’s Pizza as its 3rd
Quarter Downtown Recognition recipient for 2010.
Owner Joe Brasacchio has just completed an attractive new
façade to his business at 423 Railroad Street.
Well-kept storefronts invite visitors, help to create a
positive image of the downtown and demonstrate a commitment to our
community. Thanks, Joe, for your contributions to our revitalization
The Bridgeville Business District
Advisory Committee has chosen
Jason Sarasnick and
Sarasnick’s Hardware as its 2nd Quarter Downtown
Recognition recipient for 2010. This is a fourth generation
business, opening in 1937 with Joseph Sarasnick, Sr. and his two
sons Frank and Charles as the original owners. For the past 73
years, Bridgeville customers have been visiting this store for all
of their hardware needs. “If you can’t find it at Sarasnick’s, you
won’t find it anywhere” is the local saying. They carry Stihl power
equipment, fasteners, screens, windows and anything else you can
Jason is the
current owner and great nephew of the founder.
Besides devoting his time to this long-time business, Jason
is also a member of Bridgeville Council and serves as the Parks and
congratulates Jason and the Sarasnick family for their dedication
and commitment to Bridgeville and thanks Jason for his community
service. For more information, please call 412-221-5711 or stop by
the store at 512 Washington Avenue.
The Bridgeville Business District Authority has chosen
Attorney Nicholas P. Brenlove as its Downtown Recognition
Recipient for his purchase and restoration of a former vacant bank
building at 457 Washington Avenue. Currently, two optical
businesses occupy the first floor with five loft apartments on the
2nd and 3rd floors.
Fourth Quarter 2009
La Bella Bean
was selected as the Downtown
Recognition Recipient for its 8+ year family-oriented business
success and innovation. It is "the" place to gather for a cup
of gourmet coffee and homemade salads, soups and sandwidhes.
Bridgeville Borough is delighted to
honor the outstanding businesses and leaders who are committed to
the vitality of Downtown Bridgeville.
The following businesses have demonstrated their commitment to our
community, and to the importance of maintaining a strong central
business district for our residents, by electing to locate in our
downtown for ten or more years OR for opening in our downtown within the last two
years. As a component of the Allegheny
Together Program, Recognition Awards will be given to these
outstanding businesses and leaders in the pilot towns. (During
this pilot year, the Allegheny Together program is focusing their
efforts on a preliminary
core study area of our downtown, see details below.)
Borough welcomes the following businesses that have opened in
our core downtown within the past 2 years.
Internet Auction Consignment
441 Washington Avenue
John Edward Color & Design
429 Washington Avenue
Police Station Pizza
510 Station Street
Garbibi Brothers, LLC
510 Station Street
Tony J. Albertelli, DPM
510 Station Street
JM Manion Productions, Inc.
536 Washington Avenue
Out of My Gourd & More
342 Station Street
Bangz Hair Salon
609 Washington Avenue
Matthew J. Nichter, CPA
508 Washington Avenue
Liggett Automotive Repair
441 Washington Avenue
Precious Paws Pet Salon
382 Carol Avenue
Serenity Day Spa & Salon
423 Chartiers Street
Jenlor Integrations, Inc.
401 Washington Avenue
While efforts were made to ensure that all eligible recipients are
included in this list, we apologize if your business was
inadvertently excluded. Please send your contact information to Town
Center Associates at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 412-577-7447 and
we'll be sure to include you in the next newsletter. To be eligible
for the recognition awards, your business must be located in the
Preliminary Core Study Area and have been in operation in the
downtown for ten or more years, OR have opened within the last two
200 Washington Avenue