Bloomfield’s Christmas decorations are up for the first time in two years, thanks to funds from about 20 merchants and the sponsorship of the Allegheny Health Network.
Bloomfield Development Corp. is adding another reason to visit the neighborhood. Its Luminare Celebration features a "holiday shop walk" on Saturday the 14th, a belated Small Business Saturday for visitors to Liberty Avenue. The BDC will hand out cookies and water on the streets and many shops will offer discounts throughout the day, from noon to 5 p.m.
Santa Claus will be at Tessaro’s restaurant — on the corner of Liberty and Taylor Street — because Santa’s jolly old soul craves one of the city’s best hamburgers. Frank D’Amico will guest bar tend at Poppy’s Bistro and Pub, the restaurant that succeeded D’Amicos Place at 4744 Liberty.
Many storefronts are decorated for company. And when the sun goes down, the Christmas lights will come on in Pittsburgh's Little Italy again.