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Downtown Recognition Awards

Spring 2014

FHG Creation Studios 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 www.fhgcreationstudio.com.

Mon River Arts 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 Avenue. 

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 surrounding communities.  

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 www.monriverarts.org for more information about this great organization. 

Winter 2013

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. 

In 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 https://www.facebook.com/FullChromaTattoo. 

Full Chroma Tattoo is opened Monday through Saturday 12:00 PM to 8:30 PM and gifts cards are available.

Fall 2013

The Elizabeth 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 www.bartonsflowers.net 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 program.  

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!

Fall 2012

This quarter 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.


Yogastyle Studio is located at 108 N. 2nd Ave. and can be reached at 412-651-5696. More information is available at www.yogastylestudio.com. Classes include Yoga Foundations, Chair Yoga, Yoga Playshop, and PiYo Strength. Various packages are available.


The Elizabeth BDAC congratulates Yogastyle on this recognition and is happy to have this business here in Elizabeth.

Summer 2012

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 rehabilitation. 

 "The 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."

Winter 2012


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 palates.

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.



Fall 2011

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 website at www.MonRiver.com.

The Elizabeth Business District Advisory Committee is happy to recognize RSR Tech
as this quarter's downtown recognition recipient!

Second Quarter 2011

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.

The owners 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!

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

The 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

The Elizabeth 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. 

Wendy also 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 our community.

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 service.

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 done.

Mitchell Plumbing, 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.


Mitchell Plumbing 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 to come..

Fourth Quarter 2009

Grand Theatre 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 EACDC.

The Committee thanks the Grand Theatre and owners Lori and Ken Kolodziej for their commitment and generosity to Elizabeth and extends congratulations on this well-deserved honor.

For more information on upcoming events at the theatre log on to www.elizabethgrand.com or call 412-384-0504.

Third Quarter 2009

The 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 Elizabeth.

Second Quarter 2009

The Elizabeth 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 service.

4th Quarter 2008

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.
M & M Uniforms, Unlimited
Edwin Davis, DDS
RSR Tech
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
Ronallo Agency
Elizabeth Beer Distributing
PNC Bank
Rubinos Hair Care
Family Hair Market
Loyal Order of Moose # 142
State Farm Insurance
Demand Services, Inc.
Mama Pepinos Pizza
Grand Theater
Bartons Flowers & Gifts
E-Town Pizza
Dr. Brown
The Borough of Elizabeth congratulates the following businesses that have opened in our core business district within the last 2 years.

Melanie's Chop Shop                                                          Mr. G's Used Appliances
We've Got The Spirit                                                           Washburn Accounting
Hollywood Detailing                                                            Valentine's Hard Investments
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 tca@towncenter.info 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.; crosseets included in this district are Market, Plum, and Strawberry) and have been in operation in the downtown for ten or more years.