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  • Writer's pictureGeorge Cook

NEXTPittsburgh: "PGH LIFTS helps small businesses renovate building facades"

Updated: Aug 10, 2021

Storefront of La Gourmandine Bakery in Pittsburgh

"Pittsburgh is known for its rich architectural heritage, and it’s a plus to launch a business in a vintage space. Not only does it help with curb appeal and drawing in customers, but small business owners also get to do their part in preserving good design.

But having a charming, old-fashioned workspace is often a challenge for small business owners. Refurbishing and maintaining an old building’s exterior is expensive, especially if you’re aiming to preserve rather than simply tear down a worn facade.

That’s why the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) is partnering with the crowdsourced lending platform Honeycomb Credit to expand their existing facade restoration program to more small businesses around the city."

NEXTPittsburgh featured the PGH LIFTS (Local Investment for Tomorrow's Streetscapes) program and our partnership with the URA, which was made possible through the City of Pittsburgh's PGH Lab! Check out the full article here.

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