Mellon Park. Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

Get Downtown discounts with the EDGE card

On Wednesday, Nov. 3, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) is launching a program to welcome back workers and residents.

The free Downtown Pittsburgh EDGE card provides access to an array of special offers, discounts and promotions from more than 40 businesses.  You can pick up your card at the PG&H boutique in Market Square.

“The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership has continued to develop creative and compelling ways to help Downtown small businesses through very challenging times,” notes Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. “The new Downtown Pittsburgh EDGE card is the latest example of that and offers a great incentive for returning workers and residents to re-engage.”

Availability of the EDGE card will initially be limited to select Downtown employers and a few PDP pop-up events, but the organization has plans for much broader distribution. With retailers in control of the offers they provide, the program offers a way to incentivize customer interaction without the need for handling of traditional coupons and codes.

Help improve Mellon Square Park

City officials need your input on Shadyside’s Mellon Park.

The Mellon Park Action Plan team recently presented preliminary design concepts for the overall improvement of the area. These conceptual plans were developed based on extensive community feedback and input received through multiple public meetings, focus groups and survey responses over the summer.

Through Nov. 30, you can take an online survey focused on the preliminary design concepts. Access to materials explaining each of the concepts is available on the website.

You can email any questions, comments or concerns to Brandon Riley of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

Free burritos from Moe’s

Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurants in Pittsburgh have been remodeled. The chain is celebrating its makeover by honoring a location nonprofit and giving away free burritos.

Fifty fans will be chosen at random to win free burritos for one year. To qualify, customers must order via the Moe’s Rewards App or check-in inside the restaurant through Nov. 20. The Free Burritos for a Year prize entitles each winner to one burrito per week for a year at any Moe’s restaurant in the Pittsburgh market.

Participating locations include Campbell’s Run Road, Cranberry, Bridgeville, Market Square, Washington, Murrysville, Bethel Park, Wexford and Oakland.

During the last week of October, $5 of every meal sold at Moe’s went to the Glimmer of Hope Foundation, a breast cancer charity that supports local patients. The Pittsburgh Moe’s restaurants, all run by franchisees Mike Geiger and John Iaquinta, support a Community Support Program that has already donated more than $160,000 this year.

“The Pittsburgh community makes us who we are. I grew up in Cranberry, so Pittsburgh is my home and that’s how we want guests to feel when they walk into any of our restaurants in town,” Geiger says. “We’re excited to have all the remodels complete, which is why we’re celebrating with giving back and always striving to be a better neighbor.”

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Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.