Responsible Alcohol Management Program Training April 15th REGISTER TODAY!

Lawrenceville Corporation and Lawrenceville United are providing local Responsible Alcohol Management Program training for liquor serving establishments as part of our continued responsible hospitality work.

Most Lawrenceville businesses are already RAMP certified but this is an opportunity to send new employees or send long time employees for a refresher.  BYOB businesses are not required to have RAMP certification but it is best practice to undertake this training whenever alcohol is involved.

Server/seller training will be held on Monday, April 15th from 12pm- 3pm at the Lawrenceville Corporation conference room, 100 43rd Street, Suite 207.

To attend this training you must RSVP with a number of attendees to maya@lawrencevillecorp.com.  The cost will be approximately $15/attendee (it is $25 to do the training online), however the more people we have the lower the cost.  Once you RSVP you will receive final payment details.

Owner/Manager training opportunity: If there is enough interest, we will also hold an owner/manager training.  A representative from the PLCB will hold the free training and help you fill out documents to receive your final RAMP certification for your business.  If you are interested in the owner/manager training please contact maya@lawrencevillecorp.com.

More information on RAMP certification is available at http://www.lcb.state.pa.us/PLCB/Education/RAMP/RAMPCertification/index.htm.

New Business at 47th and Butler Update

On Tuesday March 19th, the Abbey Group, LLC presented their plans for 4635 Butler Street.  The community, in general, seemed interested in their plans and ideas for the space.  Nearby residents expressed concern over parking and noise.  LU will be working with the owners on plans to  mitigate the impact that the establishment could have on the adjacent residents and stakeholders.

The Abbey Group, LLC have applied for a liquor license (LID 59872)  for their business at 4635 Butler Street.  The ownership group is proposing a daytime cafe with a coffee bar and deli with a more complete menu at night with a bar.  The group has applied for an amusement permit and an exterior serving permit which would allow them to have both live entertainment and outdoor seating.  The owners agreed to extend their application process deadline to allow the community to learn more before the community approval process window with the LCB closes.

If you want to voice your support or opposition to this application, please feel free to call Lawrenceville United.  Meeting minutes are available next week upon request.

Community Meeting for New Business at 47th and Butler

IMPORTANT MEETING for LAWRENCEVILLE RESIDENTS and BUSINESSES regarding a proposed business at 4635 Butler Street (corner of Home and Butler) that requires a liquor license approval.

TUESDAY, March 19th
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club
4600 Butler Street

The Abbey Group, LLC have applied for a liquor license (LID 59872)  for their business at 4635 Butler Street.  The ownership group is proposing a daytime cafe with a coffee bar and deli with a more complete menu at night with a bar.  The group has applied for an amusement permit and an exterior serving permit which would allow them to have both live entertainment and outdoor seating.  The owners agreed to extend their application process deadline to allow the community to learn more before the community approval process window with the LCB closes.

You are invited to attend to meet the owners and to  better understand the plans for the business and what is being proposed in your neighborhood.

Please call Lawrenceville United at 412-802-7220 or email info@LUnited.org for more information

Brewery Coming to 4901 Butler Street


The business owners who will be leasing this space from Wylie Holdings have applied for a special exception from the Zoning Board to open a small brewery at 4901 Butler Street.  They have a hearing scheduled for March 7, 2013.  Steve Sloan, the owner, has offered to meet with any individuals who may have concerns or questions.  They are planning , if all goes according to process, to be open by summer.  They would have a small tasting room and would hold growler hours between 4 pm – 8 pm.  They plan to be open during the day on Saturday.  They would have deliveries, but no large trucks, and would load off of a flat bed off of the side of the building on 49th.  For their growler hours, they will have parking in the lot a few doors down on Butler towards 48th Street  (the gravel lot where the Billboard is).  Please let us know if you have questions and we will work to organize a meeting with the owners.

Community Meeting Regarding Liquor License Request for CURE – 5336 Butler St.


The Cure Restaurant, LLC (Owner: Justin Severino) has applied for approval of the transfer of Pennsylvania liquor license R-9623 for use at Cure.  This is a double transfer of the liquor license, and because the license is proposed to transfer from outside of the City, to a location within the City, it calls for City Council Approval in addition to the standard state approval.  You are invited to attend to meet the owner and to  better understand what is being proposed in your neighborhood.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
6:30 pm
Door of Hope Church
5225 Holmes Stree
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Please call Lawrenceville United at 412-802-7220 or email info@LUnited.org for more information

Cure Liquor License Update


The Cure Restaurant, LLC (Owner: Justin Severino) has applied for approval of the transfer of Pennsylvania liquor license R-9623 for use at Cure.  This is a double transfer of the liquor license, and because the license is proposed to transfer from outside of the City, to a location within the City, it calls for City Council Approval in addition to the standard state approval.  A community meeting was held on January 22nd and the community did not oppose.

New Business at 47th/ Home – Good Funeral Home


We are working to gather more information on the new business that is seeking to locate to the old funeral home at 47th/ Butler.  The ownership group has reached out to Lawrenceville United and Lawrenceville Corporation.  They are working on a site plan for the space.

They are proposing a daytime cafe with a coffee bar and deli with a more complete menu at night with a bar.  The group has applied for an amusement permit and an exterior serving permit which would allow them to have both live entertainment and outdoor seating.

Once business and site plans are confirmed, we will hold a community meeting as per our Responsible Hospitality process.

Social Association for Pittsburgh Professional (SAPP) Update

Social club under consideration in Polish Hill: By Diana Nelson Jones / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A proposed social club in Polish Hill at a nexus with the Strip District and Lawrenceville has been vetted by the neighborhoods and is under consideration by the Zoning Board of Adjustment after a hearing Thursday [January 17, 2013].

A social club is not a specified use in the zoning code, so a variance is needed for the Social Association of Pittsburgh Professionals to operate. The site is a former Carrier Heating and Air Conditioning warehouse at 33rd Street and Liberty Avenue.

The building is isolated from residential areas, but its potential use has some concerned.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/social-club-under-consideration-in-polish-hill-670921/#ixzz2ILoq3kne

Holy Family Update


Many residents have called asking for an update on the potential reuse of Holy Family School and Church on 45th Street.  A hearing was held on October 11, 2012.  The Zoning Board of Adjustments has not yet released the decision on the variances that E Properties and Development sought at the hearing and as part of the plans to reuse the structures for a multi-family residential development.  It is our understanding that a decision will be released within the next two weeks and we will provide an update to our membership and all of those who participated in the meetings as soon as a decision has been released.

New Social Club coming to Polish Hill


The owners RCH Pittsburgh LLC are planning to open a Social Club/ Banquet Hall at 0 Sassafras Street for use by S.A.P.P. (Social Association for Pittsburgh Professionals).  The use requires approval of Variance:911.03.B – variance under unlisted uses for banquet and social hall.
The Polish Hill Civic Association (PHCA) has invited neighbors in Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, and the Strip District to attend a community meeting  regarding the creation of the social club, as it is planned for a building that is located where all of our neighborhoods meet.
The meeting will be held at the West Penn Rec Center (lower level) on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 6-8 p.m.  For any questions please call the PHCA office at 412-681-1950 or Lawrenceville United at 412-802-7220.