Today's long mayoral press release to get copied and pasted unmolested by the P-G's Mark Belko deals with a concept City Hall is involved in to cajole Downtown retailers into coordinating more often.
One would think the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership should have that base extremely well-covered, and indeed they seem to, together with some new websiteless Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corp. Perhaps an article on why there is now a "Pittsburgh Downtown CDC," on who comprises it, and on what the fact that some of them are on Mayor Ravenstahl's City Planning Commission may signify could conceivably be enlightening to somebody.
But a blurb about the PDP taking on a minor project, or learning about a new and connected CDC, would be no way for Mark Belko to satisfy his longstanding, semiweekly 1200-word quota for forwarding the contents of Yarone Zober's inspiration board.
PREVIOUSLY ON BELKOVISION:
A store remains Downtown, which is an exciting sign of great things.
Planning Commission just made the Cultural District more spectacular. CORRECTION: This one's not bad, it's just a useful Commission meeting write-up. Not sure how it wound up on this list.
Pittsburgh Airport continues to excel at what it does.
LEAKED!! Two discount retailers mulling a move to Downtown due to its famous strength.
Millcraft/McKnight bid obviously best, because duh.
Another step forward.
Millcraft's deal falling through no concern at all.
What a steal the city got on that building!
ONE YEAR AGO: Downtown retailers should totally think about working together.
Blight designations for urban redevelopment are completely noncontroversial.
Why collect parking meter revenue? Bizarre idea!
Sports bar, lofts, chic lounge perfect for Hill District.
$1 million from sale of three buildings can in fact be spent.
One time -- one time -- I was highly impressed with a Belko article on Pens' majority owner Ron Burkle. So we know he can write and do research.