Al’s Fish & Chicken

Expanding a Small Business Alaa Aqra, proprietor of Al’s Fish and Chicken, has operated a small take-out restaurant at the corner of Penn Ave. and Coal St. in Wilkinsburg since 2010. As part of his plans to grow the business, Aqra has plans to upgrade his restaurant’s...

736 North Ave. Condos

Condo Living Suzanne Nuss saw an opportunity in 736 North Avenue. The c. 1910 building offered a spacious, light-filled unit, with tiger-oak wainscoting in the dining room and other period details. The price was affordable. And it included a garage. Yet the building...

Dee Briggs

The Art of Creating Space When Dee Briggs was looking for a building of a certain size and scale where she could create her art, she found it and more in Wilkinsburg. The former firehouse offered light-filled studio space on the ground floor and roomy living quarters...