Graham’s Barbershop offers neighborhood charm, haircuts 

If you’re in need of a good barber or just tired of shaving yourself, pop over to Graham’s Barbershop which opened this past September at 3818 Butler Street; proprietor Ryan Graham will have you ship-shape in no time. The old-school feel of the shop is charming even to passersby, who can peek past the barber’s pole to see customers draped in black- and white-striped aprons. Due to higher demand, they recently extended hours which means you can get your fade or shave on from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Saturdays. Cash only, walk-ins and appointments accepted.

Contemporary clothiers Ragged Row open second location in Bakery Square

Sewickley retailers Ragged Row will open a new location in Bakery Square that expands its contemporary and active wear selections by offering men’s apparel. The square’s mix of tech workers and hip visitors make the shop a natural fit for the area. Founder Brigitte Nguyen will continue to offer Ragged Row’s line of Pittsburgh-themed clothing, Ragged PGH.

Make the arts your next door neighbors with Aria Cultural District lofts

Aria Cultural District Lofts are now leasing. Located at 121 Seventh Street near the theater district and sports stadiums, the housing development by Philadelphia-based Red Rocks Group offers one- and two-bedroom apartments in a building that once manufactured carriages. The lofts feature exposed brick, hardwood beams and lots of natural light.

A new hotel will open in Mt. Lebanon next month

This December a SpringHill Suites by Marriott will (finally!) open in Mt. Lebanon. The suites will offer an affordable lodging option to business and leisure travelers while allowing guests easy access to the city center and its attractions.

Margaret J Krauss

Margaret J. Krauss is a writer, radio producer, and researcher. If not biking Pittsburgh's streets or swimming its rivers, she is likely geeking out about a really good story.