Wilkinsburg Is Open For Business


During 2014-15, we worked with local writers and photographers to develop case studies on entrepreneurs that do business in Wilkinsburg. From classic soul food to gourmet ice cream, turn of the century letterpress to innovative organic garden care, international construction to hand-forged jewelry, over 150 businesses call Wilkinsburg home. These are their stories.

Food In Wilkinsburg

Art, Tech & Startups

Manufacturing & Development

Specialty Retailers

Many thanks to our participating business owners, partners, and consultants who assisted with this project:

PNC Foundation
Paula Breuer & Victor Pregel, NBT Holdings LLC
Tom O’Connor, Flynn Construction
Ray Appleby, Technique AP
Chen-Tu & Yahchin Wan Ou, Pittsburgh Asian Market
Katie Heldstab & Christa Puskarich, Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches
Hosea Ghafoor, Soul Food Connection
Brandon Boan & Manya Mankiewicz, Tip Type
Nick Ulintz & Luke Stamper, Organic Rescue
Michael & Alyssa Studebaker, Studebaker Metals
Alain Tamo, Laptop ETC
Bryan Ghingold, Steel City Movers LLC
Yvonne James, James Floral
Doug Duffus & David Virostek, Kenyon Jewelers
John Stanton, Stanton Electric
Martha Rial, Photographer
Greg Sciulli, Photographer
Albert Niko Triulzi, Photographer
Colleen Derda, Writer
Cheryl Valyo, Writer
Sarah Kontos, GIS & Mapping