BEST OF NORTHSIDE SMALL BUSINESSES
ANNUAL READER’S CHOICE AWARDS
WINNERS OF 2020

Gift Shop

#1 Wagsburgh

#2 The Farmer’s Daughter Flowers

#3 Sweet Time General store

Jewelry Store

#1 Laverty Jewelry and Gifts

#2 Mustard and Relics

#3 Annex

Flower Shop

#1 The Farmer’s Daughter

#2 Johanna’s Garden

#3 Root Seller at MayFly Market

Vintage Store

#1 Mustard and Relics

#2 City Books

#3 Red Door Thrift Store at Grace Lutheran Church

Camera Shop

#1 Bernie’s Photo Center

Book Store

#1 City Books

#2 City of Asylum

T-shirt Shop

#1 North Shore Teez

#2 Armory Works

#3 Annex

Nail Salon

#1 Pearl Perfecting Studio

#2 Ambiance Nail & Hair Gallery

#3 Nails Today

Makeup/Stylist Service

#1 Pearl Perfecting Studio

#2 Bellevue Beauty Bar & Spa

#3 Royalties Beauty Spa

Hair Salon

#1 Rockwell Hair Design

#2 Motive Salon

#3 Razor Hair Studio

Barber Shop

#1 The Humble Barber Co

#2 Steel City Cutz

#3 Your Brother’s Keeper

Dentist

#1 Dr. Dan Strinkoski

#2 Northside Dental

Massage Studio

#1 Pittsburgh Acupuncture & Massageworks

Gym/Fitness Studio

#1 Physique Rx’d

#2 California Cycle Path

#3 Allegheny YMCA

Record Store

#1 Get Hip Records

#2 Government Center

Bike Shop

#1 Bicycle Heaven

#2 Bear Dog Bicycle

Pet Shop/Service

#1 Wagsburgh

#2 Humane Animal Rescue

#3 Cooper’s Cutz

Laundromat

#1 Brighton Cafe and Laundromat

#2 Olde Towne Laundry

#3 Troy Hill Coin Laundry

Cleaning Service

#1 Dirt Doctors Cleaning Services

Bed & Breakfast Hotel

#1 The Priory Hotel

#2 The Parador Inn

#3 The Inn on the Mexican War Streets

Hardware Store

#1 Mueller’s Hardware

Pharmacy

#1 Waltmire Pharmacy

#2 AGH Apothecary

Chiropractor

#1 Phillips Family Chiropractic

#2 Observatory Hill Chiropractor

#3 The Rehab Centre

General Contractor

#1 Detailed Properties (Josh Nard)

#2 MR Renovation (Chris Waraks)

#3 Team Properties (Guy Schutzes)

Plumbing/HVAC Service

#1 Eugene Beck Co.

#2 Murphy Plumbing & Heating

#3 Python Plumbing

Auto Garage

#1 Lockhart Tire

#2 Northside Auto

#3 Mellor Service Station

Bank

#1 First National Bank

#2 SSB Bank

#3 Wesbanco

Insurance Agent

#1 Wayne Alling – Alling Agency, Nation Wide

#2 T Rankin Agency – State Farm Insurance

#3 Jean E Koch-Insurance & Notary

Food Market

#1 Tom Friday’s Market

#2 Mayfly Market & Deli

#3 Northside’s Farmer’s Market

Vegetarian/Vegan Spot

#1 Nicky’s Thai

#2 Subba’s Asian Restaurant

#3 Bistro To Go

Wing Spot

#1 Big Shot Bob’s House of Wings – Spring Garden

#2 The Coop Chicken and Waffles

#3 Quik-It Chicken

Pastry Shop

#1 Priory Fine Pastries

#2 Mezza Luna Cafe

#3 Chateau Cafe and Coffee

Pizza Shop

#1 Badamo’s Pizza

#2 Franks Pizza and Chicken

#3 Giorgio’s Place

Coffee/Tea Shop

#1 Commonplace Coffee

#2 California Coffee Bar

#3 Crazy Mocha

Breakfast Spot

#1 Allegheny Sandwich Shoppe

#2 Lindos Restaurant

#3 Pear and the Pickle

Brunch Spot

#1 Federal Galley

#2 Bier’s Pub

#3 Modern Cafe

Bakery

#1 BreadWorkS

#2 Priory Fine Pastries

#3 Father & Son Bakery

Lunch Spot

#1 Peppis

#2 The Modern Cafe

#3 Federal Galley

Dinner Spot

#1 Nicky’s Thai Kitchen

#2 Max’s Allegheny Tavern

#3 Legends Eatery

Craft Drink Spot

#1 Allegheny City Brewing

#2 Penn Brewery

#3 The Modern Cafe

Brewery

#1 Allegheny City Brewing

#2 Penn Brewery

#3 Threadbare Ciderhouse

Happy Hour

#1 Federal Galley

#2 The Modern Cafe

#3 Bier’s Pub

Beer Distributor

#1 Northside Beer – Federal St.

#2 Brighton Beer

#3 East Street Beer

Venue for Live Music

#1 Stage AE

#2 Elks Lodge #339

#3 Park House

Venue for Performing Arts

#1 New Hazlett Theater

#2 Alphabet City @ City of Asylum

#3 Manchester Craftsman’s Guild

Art Studio/Gallery

#1 Little House, Big Art

#2 Artist Image Resource

#3 Radiant Hall

Museum

#1 The Warhol

#2 Randyland

#3 TIE Children’s Museum & Mattress Factory

Real Estate Agent

#1 Jessica Baker, Achieve Realty

#2 Dunn Real Estate Services

#3 Heather Edmondson, Keller Williams

Printing Service

#1 Minuteman Press

#2 Mr. Sign

Catering Service

#1 Bistro To Go

#2 Cafe on the Corner

#3 The Modern Cafe

Marketing/ Graphic Design Services

#1 Armory Print Works

#2 Wall-To-Wall Studios

#3 Pipitone Group

Tax Professional

#1 Steven Obsert – Tax Accountant

#2 M&A Tax Accountant and Notary

Assisted Living / Home Care Provider

#1 Reformed Presbyterian Home

#2 LIFE Pittsburgh

#3 Horton’s Personal Care Home

Day Care Provider

#1 Our Little Ones Day Care

#2 Providence Center

#3 As Wee Care Learning Center

Ice Cream/Icey Ball Shop

#1 Happy Day Dessert Factory

#2 Gus & Yia Yia’s

Members Lodge/Club

#1 Allegheny Elks Lodge #339

#2 Teutonia Mannerchor

#3 Northside Rotary Club


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Thank you readers & a very special thank you to the small business owners, employees, patrons, friends, and families who endeavor to make the Northside a vibrant community every day. All of the businesses listed here by the readers are anchors in their neighborhood’s business district. Whether the business has served the Northside for decades, or is just starting up, their investment in each residents life to provide meaningful goods or services is invaluable. Support them however you can, whenever you can. -Lauren Stauffer, Business Manager

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