No doubt, a grocery store in the former Schwartz Market would have been a welcomed neighborhood amenity. The independent grocery store closed in 2011 after more than 80 years in service to the Southside.
But there is something bigger going on there, and if Elisa Beck, one of the building's owners, (that's Elisa at right, above) sees her vision all the way through as planned, it will be certified as a “living building” by the International Living Future Institute.
Now Schwartz Living Market, 1317 E. Carson St., it is a marketplace of vendors who sell natural and/or organic products and a place for programming, including dance, talks and workshops geared toward nutrition and environmental sustainability.
Read more about it in the page 2 Walkabout column in tomorrow’s Post-Gazette.
Photo, left to right: Stan Beck, City COuncilman Bruce Kraus, Maren Cooke, state Rep. Harry Readshaw and Elisa Beck
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