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By Ashlee Green
Photo: Jack Hunt, aka “Johnny Angel,” has “been collecting since the 1950s and never stopped.” His finds, available at Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff in Chateau, are unique gifts for rock ‘n’ roll fans. Courtesy of Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff
Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff
Due to the current COVID-19 precautions, Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff, located at 1800 Preble Ave. in Chateau, is now open only on select weekends. A one-stop shop for unique, rock ‘n’ roll-themed gifts, it also features the in-house Johnny Angel Music Museum. Owner Jack Hunt, aka “Johnny Angel” of Johnny Angel and the Halos, says he’s “been collecting since the 1950s and never stopped.” Call to confirm hours or schedule an appointment: 412-766-1846.
Get Hip Record Store
Get Hip Record Store, located in Chateau at 1800 Columbus Ave. on the second floor, is now open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. COVID-19 precautions are in effect and all customers must wear masks to enter. The Get Hip web store is open 24/7 at https://gethip.com/site/store/ and new vinyls are regularly added. Contact via email or phone to confirm hours and with any additional questions: 412-231-4766, email@example.com.
Bicycle Heaven, located next to Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff in the RJ Casey Industrial Park in Chateau, is an all-in-one bicycle museum, sales shop, and repair center. The first floor sales shop and repair center remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Call for the latest updates on museum hours: 412-734-4034. Virtual museum tours are available at www.bicycleheaven.org/.
Cafe on the Corner
Thanks in part to a grant from the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, Cafe on the Corner, located at 2700 Shadeland Ave. in Marshall-Shadeland, has undergone major renovations. Updates include a new sign, siding, and paint job; new doors; and a picture window for take-out orders. Owner Michael Blackwell said it was time for a change, and attributes his business’ good fortune to scripture: “You can’t pour old wine into new wine skins.” Call 412-415-3672 or visit www.cafeonthecornerpgh.org/ to place an order.
Max’s Allegheny Tavern
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Max’s Allegheny Tavern Owner Doug Diegelman put a pay-it-forward policy in place at the restaurant. Every $100 donated covered the price of 10 menu items. The next day, the first 10 callers that phoned in and placed an order received one item off of the menu for free. Now, they’re temporarily closed and have set up their own GoFundMe campaign with a goal to “open our doors again as soon as safely possible for our patrons and our loyal and hardworking staff.” You can donate to the campaign or call Max’s at 412-231-1899 to buy a gift card for a future visit.