Downtown Recognition Awards
is, "A place to discover the creative side of you!" This new
business, located at 206 Plum Street, Elizabeth, offers classes in
painting, stained glass, mosaics, scrapbooking, and ceramics. They
are also available for private parties, specializing in birthday
parties for kids and sip-n-swirl parties for adults.
There are a
variety of classes. Children's classes are designed for ages 6 - 9,
10 - 12, or 13 - 17. Adult classes are for those ages 18 to 100+.
Class sizes may vary according to the course chosen and class levels
are set according to experience. Levels build upon one another.
Additional classes may be added at the Studio's discretion as
students' progress to higher levels.
For more information and specific class offerings
and schedules, please visit
is "an organization dedicated to
expanding artistic opportunities to children and adults in the Mon
Valley and Western Pennsylvania." Programs and performances take
place at the Grand Theatre in Elizabeth located at 207 S. Second
Last month Mon
River Arts announced that they would expand beyond the Grand Theatre
to a new space across S. Second Avenue. This space will be utilized
for rehearsal space, storage, and to house all production
departments under one roof. The rehearsal space will function as a
classroom for growing programs for young people as well. There are
now over sixty children in the Mon River Arts program from
We are pleased to feature Mon River Arts as a
Downtown Recognition Recipient and pleased to have the organization
here in our community! Please visit
for more information about this great organization.
Top O' The
Mornin Donut & Coffee Shop
is owned by
Jim Supinsky and his mother, Nancy Supinsky. They opened in June of
this year and have 6 employees. They decided on the coffee shop
after talking with council about what type of businesses could be
brought into town to help spur additional revitalization.
addition to doughnuts and coffee, they offer breakfast burritos and
sandwiches; lunch specials; soup; and they make and sale pies and
cookies. The shop also offers cookie and doughnut catering and small
lunch catering. Lattes, frozen coffees, and espresso will be
available beginning in the middle of January!
Jim and Nancy
also have another business in town, Mother Goose and Friends
Learning Center. Jim states that, "We are very happy and it has been
great being in the town. Everyone has been supportive and business
continues to grow. It's nice to help the town to thrive again and to
see positive things going on."
Top O' The Mornin Donut &
Coffee Shop is located at 111 S. 2nd Avenue and is open Monday
through Friday from 5 AM to 3 PM and Saturday from 5 AM to 12 PM.
You can reach them by calling 412-405-8435.
We are pleased to feature
Full Chroma Tattoo as a Downtown Recognition Recipient.
Full Chroma Tattoo is located at 121 S. 3rd Street. They offer
tattoos and piercings. You can reach Full Chroma Tatto at
412-405-8440 or visit them on Facebook at
Full Chroma Tattoo is opened
Monday through Saturday 12:00 PM to 8:30 PM and gifts cards are
Business District Advisory Committee is pleased to recognize
Barton's Flowers & Gifts
as its featured downtown recognition recipient. You will
find only fresh, high-quality flowers at Barton's Flower & Gifts
right here in Elizabeth. Not only do they provide flower delivery in
Elizabeth, they can deliver nationwide and through a trusted network
of florists. Barton's is a sole proprietorship, owned by Jan Barton,
and his son, Tyler helps to run the business.
Ordering a beautiful bouquet of fresh, hand-arranged flowers in
Elizabeth is so easy. Barton's Flowers & Gifts has a large
selection to choose from in every style for any occasion. You can
browse their wide selection of floral arrangements online or have
their florists in Elizabeth create a custom design for you. Barton's
Flower & Gifts is your florist for reliable flower delivery in
Elizabeth or any city you choose.
Barton's is located at 311 2nd Street. For more
information, please visit
or call them at (412) 384-9370 or (888) 847-3447.
We would like
to take this opportunity to recognize the
Elizabeth Business District Advisory Committee (BDAC)
as a featured downtown recognition recipient. This
committee under the leadership of Larry Duvall has taken a primary
role in Elizabeth's downtown revitalization efforts since the
beginning of the municipality's involvement in the Allegheny
Together would like to thank all those current and former
volunteers, Larry Duvall, Margaret Fleischauer, Robin Miller, Lynn
McHolme, Lori Kolodzeig, Ken Koldzieg, Jeff Tiberio, Art Mitchell,
Dale Provins, Dave Grahm, Jan Barton, Jason Brody, Thom Jones, and
William Prince, for serving on the BDAC committee and for generously
giving so much of their time, talent and energy over the past
several years. The committee's input and participation with projects
such as the streetscape efforts, the festivities on Plum Street, and
the current probable mural project have been critical to Elizabeth's
downtown revitalization success.
Their years of service and commitment to
Elizabeth are greatly appreciated. With this committee's
involvement, Elizabeth has made great progress in revitalizing and
energizing our downtown and our community!
the Elizabeth Business District Advisory Committee (BDAC) is pleased
to feature Yogastyle Studio as its featured
Downtown Recognition Recipient. Owner, Autumn Timko's yoga journey
began 15 years ago and over time she realized she wanted to share
this experience with others. She has now been teaching for over
three years. She is a student of YogaFit which focuses on safe body
mechanics and proper alignment.
Studio is located at 108 N. 2nd Ave. and can be reached at
information is available at
Classes include Yoga Foundations, Chair Yoga, Yoga Playshop, and
PiYo Strength. Various packages are available.
BDAC congratulates Yogastyle on this recognition and is happy to
have this business here in Elizabeth.
Christopher Greenwalt D.C. is owner of, and works
at, Greenawalt Chiropractic Center. Always active, he began
with youth sports, progressed to Tae Kwon Do, kickboxing, and then
boxing. He has always been active in cycling, running cross country,
as well as weightlifting. He is also an avid fisherman. He
graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2002, and received
his physical rehabilitation license while there. Opening in 2003,
physical rehabilitation and exercise was always a key part of his
practice. He was originally introduced to CrossFit by his good
friend Jason Taylor who heard of a workout called the "Murph."
The rest is history. He received his CrossFit Level I
certification in January 2010. It was then he realized how well the
CrossFit program could be integrated with physical rehabilitation
for any individual. He recently obtained an endurance training
certification as well. Currently, he plans to obtain his
CrossFit Level II, as well as kettlebell certifications, in addition
to his continued studies in chiropractic and physical
functional movements used by CrossFit are more mechanically sound
than any other program. They also more directly apply to a persons
daily routine (life) than anything else. I feel that the
scalability of CrossFit , when done properly, makes it the best
program out there for anybody, hands down. I will continue to use
these methods for myself and others as long as I am practicing and
performing physical rehabilitation, as well as coaching."
The Elizabeth Business District
Advisory Committee is pleased to feature Rockwell's Red Lion
Restaurant as its quarterly downtown recognition
recipient. Rockwell's Red Lion Restaurant, located at 201 S. Second
Avenue, was originally built for the First National Bank of
Elizabeth. The Rockwell family completely renovated this building in
May of 1980 and began its successful restaurant business.
The Red Lion Restaurant serves
quality breakfast, lunch, dinners and banquets at reasonable prices.
Private occasions like weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays can be
celebrated in the lower level banquet room known as the "Lion's
Den". Rockwell's Red Lion also has a complete take-out catering
menu. The Red Lion changes its menus periodically to carry many of
the standard favorites. The restaurant also gives its chefs the
opportunity to create many seasonal dishes to tempt its customer's
Restaurant owners are Orrie Rockwell,
his daughter Lynn McHolme, and chef son, Orrie "Charlie" Rockwell,
Orrie is one of the town's historians, and Lynn is a member of the
Plum Street Committee. The BDAC recognizes what a great asset
Elizabeth has in this fine restaurant and appreciates the Rockwell
family's commitment to Elizabeth.
RSR Tech, located at
107 2nd Avenue, Elizabeth provides a well-rounded computer service
shop. If you are unsure if your computer is serviceable or worth
repairing, you can bring it to RSR for a free initial consultation.
A quick assessment will be made and an estimate will be given while
you wait. RSR will install antivirus, antispyware, and a tune-up
tool. Data backup and recovery are available as well.
Additionally, this shop offers
Business IT consulting and training; Science IT consulting and
training; and Engineering IT consulting and training. They are open
from 9 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday and open late many evenings
as well. You can reach RSR Tech at 412-384-4993 or visit their
The Elizabeth Business
District Advisory Committee is happy to recognize RSR Tech
as this quarter's
downtown recognition recipient!
The Elizabeth Business
District Advisory Committee has chosen The
BP Gas Station located on McKeesport Rd in Elizabeth Borough
as its 2nd Quarter Downtown Recognition Recipient for 2011. This
business is a family owned and operated business.
First Quarter 2011
The Elizabeth Business District
Advisory Committee has chosen
Dr. C. Robert Brown as its 1st Quarter Downtown
Recognition Recipient for 2011.
Dr. Brown was born and raised in
Elizabeth and upon completing his medical studies, moved
to Mt. Lebanon
to open his practice.
But in 1972, he moved back to his home town and is still practicing
at the young age of 82!
We thank him for his 39 years of dedicated service to our community.
His office is located at 105 Second Avenue.
Fourth Quarter 2010
Chuck and Nita Sutaria are very community oriented and are always
lending a hand helping with nonprofit organizations such as the Fire
& Police Departments, and the schools. One example of their
generosity and community involvement was the help they gave during
the big winter snow storm, they cleaned out the coolers at the BP
and gave the emergency shelter all the food and drink items. It was
a great help to the community and everyone at the shelter really
enjoyed the simple things such as just having milk in the coffee.
Nita and Charles enjoy being in Elizabeth Borough and serving
the community; their store has a variety of drinks and snacks,
Lottery and gasoline. Their store hours are 6am-11pm. The mother
(Nita) and son (Charles) are considering future renovations at the
BP station, they started with 4 other gas stations and also own a
tobacco shop all of which are located in the Mon valley area. Nita's
husband Dale is also a business owner of a manufacturing company
located in Washington, PA.
"Every time I see Nita, Chuck or
Dale they always have a smile on their faces and are happy to see
you. They are great people and I love having them in Elizabeth
Borough," says Robin Miller of Elizabeth Borough Council.
The Elizabeth Business District Advisory Committee commends and
thanks Chuck and Nita for their commitment to Elizabeth!
Business District Advisory Committee (BDAC) has chosen community
volunteer Robin Miller as
its 4th Quarter Downtown Recognition recipient for 2010.
Robin has been an Elizabeth Borough Council member for the past five
years, serving as Vice President the last three years, and is the
Business Development Chair for BDAC.
She has volunteered
countless hours within the community on a variety of events
including Community Clean Up, Light Up Night, Fun to be a Kid Day,
Fishing Contest, Movies in the Park,
Plum Street, the Halloween Parade, and
the Sunflower Garden.
Robin serves as the
Public Safety chairperson for the borough, a position she takes very
seriously. She continues to look for ways to make the Elizabeth
Borough community safer for its citizens, and has hosted many public
meetings to keep borough residents informed.
Robin also served
as one of the coordinators for the Jacob Bendel Memorial Basketball Court
project at Duke Park, and participates in the Jacob
Bendel Softball tournament every year.
Robin and her
husband Cliff have been married for 17 years, and are the proud
parents of two teenage daughters, Katie and Gracie.
Third Quarter 2010
Business District Advisory Committee has chosen
Wendy Smith Buza as its 3rd Quarter Downtown Recognition
recipient for 2010. Wendy is being recognized for her many
contributions to our downtown initiatives.
In 2001, Wendy purchased Variety Video, which dealt with
movie rentals only. In
the past nine years, she has expanded her enterprise to include ice
cream, snacks, bill payment center, lottery and tanning salon.
Variety Video Shoppe is located at 115 South Second Avenue.
volunteers her time to various committees, including the Lewis and
Clark celebration in 2001, ECA Treasurer, ECA Halloween Parade
committee chair, Business District Advisory Committee
(BDAC)Community Life Chair, Sunflower Garden committee chair, EACDC Treasurer
and assisted with the Elizabeth War Memorial renovation. As if that
is not enough, Wendy is currently working on the Scarecrow Project
for September to tie in with the Sunflower garden.
The BDAC thanks
Wendy for her unselfish sense of volunteerism and her dedication to
Second Quarter 2010
The Elizabeth Business District
Advisory Committee has chosen
Larry Duvall as its 2nd Quarter Downtown Recognition
recipient for 2010.
Larry is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to our
revitalization initiatives and for his dedication to community
Larry is chairperson of the
finance and budget committee in Elizabeth Borough and has just been
re-elected to council for a four year term. He is working diligently
to make sure our residents are involved in many borough plans.
Larry is also involved in the
Moose and volunteers and supports their causes. As a member of the
Firearm Owners Against Crime, better known as the F.O.A.C., he
travels to Harrisburg each year to ask our leaders to
support our constitutional rights.
As owner of Duvall Heating and
Air Conditioning, Larry is also involved with the Business District
Advisory Committee (BDAC) and the wonderful things they accomplish.
Larry always has in mind what is best for our residents and town and
continues to work hard so that we may enjoy living in a great
borough. The Elizabeth BDAC congratulates Larry on this honor and
thanks him for his many years of service.
First Quarter 2010
Mitchell Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
has been chosen as the first quarter 2010 Recognition recipient.
Current owner Art Mitchell is very supportive of the Riverfest,
Halloween parade and many other community events. He is always
willing to help financially and do whatever it takes to get the job
Heating, & Cooling, Inc. is a full service Residential and
Commercial Plumbing and HVAC-R service and installation company that
has been serving the Greater Pittsburgh area for 50 years. The
company was founded by Ray Mitchell in 1960 who sold the business to
his nephew and current owner Arthur Mitchell in 1979.
and Heating has grown over the years and now has about 25 vehicles
servicing the community. The fleet includes residential and
commercial plumbers and heating technicians along with an excavation
division that can handle any underground gas, water, or sewer line
need. Mitchell Plumbing and Heating is a member of the Better
Business Bureau and maintains an excellent customer service record.
All of Mitchells 30+ employees undergo routine drug screenings and
background checks to ensure their customers get the excellent
service that they deserve.
Working toward the
future Arthur is now joined in operating the company by his two
sons, Ryan, who oversees the service division and daily operations,
and Matthew, who is involved in sales and marketing along with daily
operations. In order to ensure many more years of serving the
community, Mitchells has aligned themselves with many utility
companies and corporate partners where they are service providers
for programs offered by companies like American Water, Columbia Gas,
and The Home Depot. In an industry that is full of one and two-man
operations with questionable workmanship and value, Mitchell
Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling stands out as a family owned and
operated company that delivers honesty, integrity and quality
workmanship on every job and will continue to do so for many years
Fourth Quarter 2009
has been chosen as the fourth quarter 2009 Recognition recipient by
the Elizabeth Business District Advisory Committee. Located at 207 Second Street,
the theatre has been an integral part of the downtown landscape
since 1902. Ken and Lori Kolodziej purchased the building in 1997
and spent 3 years working tirelessly to bring it back to life after
it was vacant for more than 20 years.
The theatre currently produces five stage shows per year, holds
classes in theatre and voice, hosts school and community events,
shows movies and is available for fundraisers and birthday parties.
The junior drama troupe The Petite Players attracts children from
all over the Pittsburgh
area, and currently has over 50 members representing 13 different
schools. One of the most anticipated events is the Stoogefest, an
annual film festival of stooge shorts coming up November 13-14.
Theatre owner Lori Kolodziej is one downtown business owner who is
truly committed to the community, having served as Vice President of
the Elizabeth Community Alliance, and as a member of the Riverfest
Committee, the Lewis and Clark
festival committee, Light Up Night, Community Clean-Up, and the
The Committee thanks the Grand Theatre and owners Lori and Ken
Kolodziej for their commitment and generosity to
and extends congratulations on this well-deserved honor.
information on upcoming events at the theatre log on to
or call 412-384-0504.
Third Quarter 2009
Bekavac Funeral Home
has been chosen for recognition by the Business District Advisory
Committee this quarter. Founded in 1972 by Paul Bekavac, this
business is located at 221 Second Street. In 2004, son Tony took
over the reigns and is the current owner. Tony demonstrates his
community-minded spirit through donations to the recent War Memorial
project and to activities and events like the Halloween Parade. The
Committee thanks Tony for his commitment and generosity to
Second Quarter 2009
Business District Advisory Committee has chosen
Besse O. Boucher as
its 2nd Quarter Downtown Recognition Recipient for 2009. Besse and
Forest Boucher opened their insurance business, Forest G. Boucher
Agency Inc., in 1957. After her husband's passing in 2002, Besse
continued to run the business and has celebrated 52 years as its
matriarch. The agency is located in the same building at
111 Third Avenue
and according to her son Barry, it has had the same phone number for
over 50 years. In addition to selling insurance, the Bouchers
collect some utility payments and also provide Notary Public,
accounting and income tax preparation services.
Congratulations to Besse on this well-deserved honor and best wishes
for continued success!
First Quarter 2009
Dr. Marybeth Cline has been chosen for her commitment to
Elizabeth by locating her business here, her involvement with
community events, generously donating the Christmas decorations this
past year, and for her outstanding work with the Bloodhound Rescue
The Elizabeth Area Development Corporation (EADC) is being honored
for its vision to promote and
preserve the Elizabeth area via educational, recreational and
development programming. Founded in 2005, the EADC is now poised to
take advantage of many private and public partnerships to accomplish
the many projects the group is considering.
Elizabeth Borough is delighted to
honor the outstanding businesses and leaders who are committed to
the vitality of Downtown Elizabeth.
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. 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.)
The Borough of Elizabeth congratulates
the following businesses that have enjoyed ten or more years of
success in our core business district.
The Borough of
Elizabeth congratulates the following businesses that have opened in
our core business district within the last 2 years.
M & M Uniforms, Unlimited
Edwin Davis, DDS
Variety Video Store
Boucher Insurance Agency
Yablonski, Costello, Leckie, Leckie, PC
Mitchells Plumbing & Heating
State Representative David Levdansky
Rockwells Red Lion Restaurant
Attorney William Scholl
Dr. Robert Weston, Chiropractor
Elizabeth Beer Distributing
Rubinos Hair Care
Family Hair Market
Loyal Order of Moose # 142
State Farm Insurance
Demand Services, Inc.
Mama Pepinos Pizza
Bartons Flowers & Gifts
G's Used Appliances
We've Got The
Valentine's Hard Investments
Paul Emsurak, CPA
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 (Second Street. from Mill St. to Walnut
St., and Third St. from Rt 51 to Walnut St.; cross-streets included
in this district are Market, Plum, and Strawberry) and have been in
operation in the downtown for ten or more years.