Northside Business & Community Briefs January 2024
Nana’s New York Hot Dogs and El Burro burned in fire
Two Northside restaurants — Nana’s New York Hot Dogs and El Burro Comedor — were heavily damaged in an early morning fire which took place on Dec. 19.
According to an article published by WTAE, the fire was reported shortly after 6 a.m. on the 1100 block of Federal Street, and heavy smoke and large flames were present by the time firefighters arrived.
According to the article, Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Assistant Chief Mathew Davis said the “fire started in the rear of the structure and spread to the adjoining business in the attic area.”
Both of the restaurants have apartments above them, but no one was in the apartments when the fire started. However, the WTAE article stated that firefighters found a man outside of the building when they arrived and he was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and cardiac issues. No other injuries were reported.
El Burro announced that its Northside location would be closed until further notice on its Facebook page. El Burro Comedor has a second location, found at 113 S. Braddock Ave.
“We sustained damage from a fire in the area & we aren’t sure when we will be able to open again,” the Facebook post reads.
The Chronicle reached out to Nana’s for comment, but did not receive a response by deadline.
Marshall-Shadeland Civic Group to resume meetings
Marshall-Shadeland Civic Group did not meet in December, but will resume their usual meetings on Jan. 9.
The meeting will take place at the BJ Event Center, located at 1439 Woods Run Ave., at 6 p.m.
Passport Academy students make meals for shelter with Northside Giant Eagle donation
Students at Passport Academy Charter School made meals for a local shelter in December thanks to a donation from the Northside Giant Eagle.
Students made sandwich bags and also crafted handwritten notes with words of encouragement in each bag to help lift the spirits of the recipients.
In addition, the academy’s high school students made bookmarks for the third grade class of Urban Pathways, a neighboring charter school.