For decades, it was the bustling, beating heart of the Strip District’s wholesale produce business.

Now, the long-awaited, five-block redevelopment of the Strip District Terminal is nearly finished with the first retail tenants revealed.

They include District Brew Yards, a Chicago-based brewery collective. The “pour-your-own beer hall” and retail shop will occupy  11,741 square feet in The Terminal. Their mission is to bring independent Pittsburgh craft brewers together, collaborate and share knowledge. The establishment will feature “hyper-local brews” and a food menu focused on smoked meats and creative sides.

City Grows is a Pittsburgh-based urban organic garden shop currently based in Lawrenceville. Their second location, opening in The Terminal during the first quarter of 2021, will feature indoor and outdoor gardening items, decorative plants, cut flowers and locally-made gifts.

They’ll also be adding OnPar now, a locally-owned golf instruction and practice facility centered around women golfers (though open to all). Designed as a relaxed space for women to hone their skills and take private lessons, one goal is to improve business and personal relationships through golf. It will feature four Trackman simulators, a 14-by-23 virtual putting green with PuttView technology and a sand trap. There will also be an exercise and warm-up area and a juice bar.

Strip District Terminal. Photo courtesy of McCaffery.

As announced earlier, a Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection, operated by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, is leasing 9,654 square feet at The Terminal. It will open in the late fall.

“The Terminal is one of the most exciting projects we have ever worked on,” said Dan McCaffery, CEO of Strip District Terminal developer McCaffery. “Despite the negative influence of the Covid pandemic, tenant and general public interest in the project has been extremely high. We continue negotiating with a significant number of tenants and the number is increasing every day. These exciting brands are a great complement to the local businesses and local experiences so treasured in the neighborhood. Stand by for more announcements soon.”

Michael Machosky is a writer and journalist with 18 years of experience writing about everything from development news, food and film to art, travel, books and music. He lives in Greenfield with his wife, Shaunna, and 10-year old son.