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The Bulletin: People’s Indian restaurant

People's Indian: Feeding Garfield Families in Uncertain Times Story by Andrew McKeon, The Bulletin ABOVE: Kulwant Pabla (left) and his son Harpreet are ready for the lunch rush at People’s Indian restaurant. Photo by Andrew McKeon. Garfield - In 1987, the Pabla family opened People’s Grocery store at 5136 Penn Ave. The store’s opening represented a milestone for Kulwant Pabla, who had recently moved to Pittsburgh while everyone else was busy leaving town. Building on the grocery store’s success, Kulwant and his brother, Kuldip, opened People’s Indian restaurant (5147 Penn Ave.) across the street in 1995. The rest is history, [...]

By |2021-01-07T15:53:35-05:00October 15, 2020|Bulletin, Community, Grocery Needs, News|1 Comment

The Bulletin – Neighborhood Focus – August 2017

East End Fruit Cart brings fresh food to underserved neighbors Story by Andrew McKeon, the Bulletin ABOVE: At the East End Fruit Cart in Mellon Park, Jamel Haden (left) helps customers like Lando DePaulo - and his dog Lemmy - find the right fruit on a breezy July day. Haden and his two teenage co-workers use the mobile cart to bring fresh fruit to underserved neighborhoods throughout the city’s East End. Follow the East End Fruit Cart story below. Photo by John Colombo. East End – Last year, when Tim Lydon returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh after [...]

It’s Official! Garfield has a grocery store!

Aldi has announced plans to open at 5200 Penn Avenue. Neighbors have fought long and hard to bring a grocery store back to Garfield, so this news comes as quite a victory for the surrounding communities. No more long walks up the street to buy groceries. No more relying on jitney cabs for transportation home from the store. No more "bulk trips" to stock the pantry at faraway grocers. Now that we've secured a bona fide grocery store, it's time to celebrate this positive change. Here's a toast to all our neighbors and community members who advocated to nourish a [...]

By |2015-05-01T11:19:31-04:00March 31, 2015|Community, Employment, Grocery Needs, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thanks for Walking with Us!

Thanks for helping us demonstrate our community's grocery needs yesterday! Such neighborhood support is essential to furthering our conversation about the future of 5200 Penn Avenue. We must continue joining forces to maintain this momentum, and effect real change, for a grocery store in Garfield. If we don't stay committed to the possibility of a Penn Avenue grocery store, then ALDI might just sell the building to the highest bidder (read: commercial developers with no stake in our community). Nobody wants another auto-parts chain popping up within a local 'food desert,' so please help us turn the oasis of a [...]

By |2015-03-19T16:31:54-04:00March 19, 2015|Community, Employment, Events, Grocery Needs, News|0 Comments
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