Getting Ready for Round 2…Tue. Open, Closed, Canceled List

Just wanted to create a place on the web to share information about what is closed and still open due to weather.  We are still digging out from the 20+ inches of snow from the weekend and now more snow will be arriving on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Tuesday cancellations have already started. Here is what we know is open, closed or canceled for Tueseday, February 9, 2010.  Please add other open/closed/canceled announcements to the comments below – we will try to update the post during the day too.

The roads are still extremely dangerous – if you do not have to drive – please stay home.  Be extra careful if you are out walking in the streets and move far away from cars when they come down the road – the cars are sliding all over the place and drivers could easily slide in to you.  Share road condition info: A Google Group has been created to share information about Pittsburgh road conditions –

======Snow Emergency Contact Info======
From the City of Pittsburgh website – If it is an emergency or you are not sure if it is an emergency CALL 911.  For any other help the city 311 lines are now open 24 hours a day.  The National Guard is available to assist – if you need help – need to get to medical care, medications, heat issues or anything else – CALL 311.

Visit for updates and additional information.


TUE Open

  • East End Brewingjust in time to release our Chocolate Covered Cherry Stout for Valentines Day (week)

TUE Closed

TUE Canceled

Wednesday and Beyond

Monday Open, Closed Canceled #snOMGpgh

Image by Funky Dung via Flickr

Thought it might be helpful to start another thread to share what is open, closed and canceled for Monday, February 8, 2010.

I was out very early to drive someone to the airport for a 7 am flight – even with 4 wheel drive – it was very difficult.  The city streets are very snow covered and very messy.  I would not recommend driving to anyone – 2 wheel drive cars are getting stuck everywhere.  Buses are running but not on schedule.

Here is what we know about for today.  Leave comments with others – I will try to update the list as we go.


  • Voluto Coffee is open til 4pm


  • City and County offices
  • Pittsburgh Public school – and I think it is safe to assume all schools are closed today
  • Enrico’s Tazzo D’Oro – closed


#snOMGpgh – What's Open, Closed or Canceled

Abominable Snow Dawg
Image by Christmas w/a K via Flickr

While the news stations are reporting on school and libraries – we thought it might be good to keep a running list here and in the comments of other events that are canceled and places that are closed. It is recommended that you DO NOT DRIVE – roads are very dangerous and the snow has brought down many power lines.

But for those who live in walkable neighborhoods – please share what businesses are open near you.

Here is what we found from twitter and facebook updates.  We are watching the twitter hash tag #snOMGpgh.  Check out some of the photos that have been posted to twitter –




Skip the Shopping – See A Movie Instead

Seriously – take a break from shopping and take yourself (or your family) to the movies. Check out this great line up of films this weekend at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont. Check out some history on the theater here.

  • Friday 12/11/2009
    • 7pm – Annie Hall
      • Have a glass of wine on the Hollywood on Friday (12/11) prior to the screening of the quintessential Woody Allen film, Annie Hall at 7 PM.
    • Midnight – Shock Treatment
      • The 1981 musical is a follow up to the Rocky Horror Picture Show and follows the characters of Brad and Janet from Rocky as they find themselves trapped in the town of Denton, which has become and enormous television station! Watch as their lives are manipulated by the whims of programmers, script writers and viewing audiences.
  • Saturday 12/12/2009
    • 11 am – Breakfast with Santa and Cartoon Capers
      • Admission is $10 for Breakfast with Santa and Cartoon Capers, plus a chance for kids of all ages to give the big man their holiday requests!
    • 2pm & 7pm – Stooge Fest
      • trailers from the original Three Stooges movies, followed by original shorts and Three Stooges cartoons. It will end with a short featuring everyone’s favorite, Curley. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids and seniors.
    • Midnight – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
      • Join the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players as they “shadow” the action onscreen for an exciting entertainment event! Rocky is shown at the Hollywood every other Saturday night at midnight.
  • Sunday 12/13/2009
    • 2pm – Polar Express
      • This charming computer-animated feature film follows a young boy whose search for the true meaning of Christmas takes him on a magical journey to the North Pole.
    • 7pm – It’s a Wonderful Life
      • The film has been broadcast for many years on television but the Hollywood brings it to the big screen for a truly joyous holiday experience.

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Interested in Starting A Business – Check Out Start Up Drinks

The Mystery Beer
Image by caseywest via Flickr

If you are thinking of starting a business here in Pittsburgh there are lots of great groups to check out.  Every other month or so, entrepreurs gather in the morning for Open Cofffee (usually hosted at the Alpha Lab offices on Carson St.).  Some of the Open Coffee folks are getting together for Start Up Drinks.  Kind of like Open Coffee, but now in the evening and with the option of beer.

Start Up Drinks – Kick Off Event (Facebook Event Page)

Come out and have some drinks with us at the kickoff event for Startup Drinks Pittsburgh! Network with some of Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurs, investors, and well-wishers. It’s sure to be a great time.

Sharp Edge Beer Emporium in Friendship on Nov. 18 at 6PM.
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