Small Business Saturday 2020: A Socially Distanced Shadyside Event
Image from Think Shadyside
The busiest shopping season of the year is approaching, and planning ahead is more important than ever. Before you purchase all the items you need online from big brand retailers, head into Shadyside and support the many fantastic local businesses that help enrich this beautiful neighborhood. If you’re shopping for great deals, then mark your calendar for this year’s Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday will take place on November 28 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM and will include shops along Ellsworth Avenue, Walnut Street, S. Highland Avenue, and many stores in between.
While you make your way from shop to shop, admire the holiday decor in storefronts participating in the Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Holiday window decorations are a familiar site during this time of year, but this year the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership has upped the ante by sponsoring this festive contest. Local businesses have paired up with talented local artists listed on the Pittsburgh Artists Registry in order to bring the public these spectacular, creative displays.
Pittsburgh Parking Authority (PPA) metered street parking and metered lots will be free for this event, so you’ll only need to pay for the great deals you discover. PPA lots in Shadyside include Shadyside Garage on 714 Bellefonte Street as well as the Ivy/Bellefonte lot at 726 Ivy Street. PPA parking is also free on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and every Sunday. No matter where you choose to park, Shadyside is easily walkable and pedestrian-friendly.
We hope to see you out and about supporting the many treasured businesses Shadyside has to offer. Stay tuned to the event’s official Facebook page for updated info on participating businesses.
Many thanks to PNC and UPMC for sponsoring this event and to Think Shadyside and Pedagogy for hosting.