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7604 Charleston Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218-1265
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Restaurants & Places to Eat

(note: please call to verify hours of operation)

Biddle's Escape
http://biddlesescape.com/
401 Biddle Ave.; 412-999-2068
Coffee shop.
M-Thurs, 7-9, Fri 7-10, Sat 8-10, Sun 8-5.

Cibo
1103 S. Braddock Ave.; 412-871-5923
Italian fare.
BYOB.Outside dining,reservations accepted.
Open for dinner Mon.- Sat., 5-10

D's Six Pax & Dogz Shoppe
1118 S. Braddock Ave.; 412-241-4666
specialty beer, hot dogs, pizzas, etc.
M-W: 11-11; Th-Sa: 11-11; Su:11-10

Dunning's Grill
1100 S. Braddock Ave.; 412-243-3900
family restaurant & bar
M-Th: 11:30-10; F/Sa: 11:30-11

The Map Room
1126 S. Braddock Ave; 412-371-1955
bistro
hours: M-Su: 3-11 (bar open until 2)

Murphy's Tap Room
http://www.murphystaproom.com
1106 S. Braddock Ave.; 412-241-9462
pub
M-F: 11-2; Sa/Su: 12-2

Park Pizza & Cream
http://www.parkpizzacream.com
7600 Forbes Ave; 412-871-3922
Pizza, Hoagies, Ice Cream
M-Thu: 11-10; 10:30 Fri & Sat

Root174
http://www.root174.com/
1113 S. Braddock Ave.; 412-243-4348
A contemporary neighborhood bistro
Tu-Th 5-10; F/Sa 5-11

Ryan's Pub & Grill
607 S. Braddock Ave.; 412-241-0464
restaurant & bar
M-Su: 11-2

Square Café
http://www.square-cafe.com
1137 S. Braddock Ave.; 412-244-8002
breakfast & lunch;
Tu-Sat: 7-3; Su: 8-3

Thai Cottage
1109 S. Braddock Ave.; 412-241-8424
home-cooked Thai meals
M-Th: 11:30-9; F/Sa: 11:30-10; Su: 12-8

Business Networking Group

Regent Square storefront- and home-based businesses and non-profit organizations are invited to join the RSCA-sponsored Business Networking Group (BiNG). Through informal get-togethers held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at rotating locations in the Business District, representatives from businesses and non-profits exchange news and ideas and develop initiatives to maintain Regent Square as a good place to live, work and play.

See the Calendar of Events in this website for the next meeting date and location. For more information email contact@regentsquare-rsca.org

Frick Park

When millionaire industrialist Henry Clay Frick told his 17-year-old daughter, Helen, that she could have anything she wanted for her debutante party in 1908, she asked for a park where the children of Pittsburgh could enjoy nature. Her wish came true and Frick Park was born. Pittsburgh residents can now enjoy woodland trails, playgrounds, tennis courts , lawn bowling and a nature center in Frick Park.

When Henry Clay Frick died in 1919, he bequeathed 150 acres south of his Point Breeze mansion, Clayton, to the City of Pittsburgh. Frick also provided a $2 million trust fund to assist with long-term maintenance for the park, which opened in 1927. Between 1919 and 1942, the money was used to purchase more land to enlarge the park, which now runs from Point Breeze into Squirrel Hill and Regent Square, borders Edgewood and Swissvale, and dips under the Parkway East to Swisshelm Park.

Original design plans for Frick Park were recently discovered. These plans, which originated from the New York landscape architecture firm of Innocenti and Webel, show comprehensive planning of the park from the years 1935 to 1957. Nationally prominent architect John Russell Pope was also discovered to be the designer of the entrance structures. These exciting finds emphasize the importance of preserving this elegant woodland treasure.

Today, Frick is the largest of the City of Pittsburgh's four major parks. After 100 additional acres of parkland in the Nine Mile Run stream valley are annexed, Frick will have nearly 600 acres.

Park amenities include, education programming through the Frick Environmental Center, the Blue Slide Playground, the Playground at Forbes and Braddock, Frick Gatehouse, red clay tennis courts, a bowling green, and the nearby Frick Art & Historical Center. The many trails through the park's steep valleys and wooded slopes are ideal for hikes alone, with families or pets. Patrons can also enjoy off leash dog areas, bird watching and mountain biking.

Due to a maintenance trust created by Henry Clay Frick, the park has a dedicated staff. Together with the Frick Environmental Center, the Citipark's Frick Park Maintenance Crew ensure that it is a great place to experience nature year round.

Future plans for Frick Park include restoration of Nine Mile Run, relocated soccer and baseball fields and a trout stream.

Information courtesy of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Visit http://www.pittsburghparks.org/ for more information about Frick Park.

A trail map of the park in PDF format is available here.

Regent Square Civic Association

Become involved in your community by joining and volunteering with the Regent Square Civic Association. Meet your neighbors and make new friends. Bring your children to the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween Party. Help keep our streets litter-free. Plant trees and flowers. Plan a race, a neighborhood-wide yard sale or an open house. Or come up with your own idea to help the RSCA in keeping Regent Square a great place to live, work and play.

See the Membership and Committee sections of this website for more information.

Regent Square Neighborhood Yard Sale

Each May, on the Saturday after Mother’s Day, Regent Square hosts a community-wide yard sale.
The 2014 Regent Square Yard Sale will be held Saturday, May 17, 2014.

Links to more information, maps and registration forms will be posted here when available.

With over 100 participating households and businesses, this annual event attracts thousands of people to Regent Square looking for deals. As the official sponsor and organizer of the event, the RSCA and its volunteers:

  • host an information booth;
  • create an Official Yard Sale Map for shoppers which includes the addresses of registered participants and their three "hot ticket items;
  • advertise in major local papers and other media;
  • post signs and flyers around the neighborhood; and
  • hang a large, colorful banner across Braddock Avenue
Proceeds from the registration fees benefit the RSCA. For more information on participating or volunteering, email contact@regentsquare-rsca.org

Regent Square Theater

The Regent Square Theater, the largest nonprofit arthouse cinema in Western Pennsylvania, is one of the last remaining single-screen theaters in the nation, screening international, independent, documentary and classic films. It was built in 1938, and since then it has served the Edgewood and Regent Square community as a true neighborhood theater. In 1999, Pittsburgh Filmmakers purchased the theater, and since that time it has been the largest exhibition facility for the organization.

The theater hosts upwards of 600 screenings per year, drawing audiences to:

  • regular 7-days-a-week programming,
  • a classic film series on Sunday evenings,
  • the Three Rivers Film Festival in November (see below),
  • the Silkscreen Asian-American Film Festival, and other special events.

Showtimes are available through:

  • http://www.pghfilmmakers.org/exhibition/showtimes.html,
  • or, 412/681-5449

Those who buy the 12-ticket Screenie Membership passes, available at the box office, benefit from discounted tickets and free popcorns or fountain drinks for themselves and their guests. A definite deal!

Pittsburgh Filmmakers is one of the oldest and largest media arts centers in the U.S. It is a 35-year-old non-profit institution that began as a filmmaking-equipment access cooperative, providing local artists with full access to editing suites, darkrooms, vast equipment cache, soundstage, etc., and has grown to also include an accredited school, three theaters, and the area's largest annual film event, the Three Rivers Film Festival.

A note from Pittsburgh Filmmakers: We here at Filmmakers like being part of the Regent Square neighborhood, and we are grateful for all the community support that we have received over the years. Keep an eye out for upcoming improvements and renovations to the theater, including upgrades to equipment and audience experience.

For additional information (including upcoming films) visit the Pittsburgh Filmmakers official website www.pghfilmmakers.org/ To be added to the Filmmakers mailing list, click here (http://seven.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/pfinfo)

Regent Square Theater’s Three Rivers Film Festival

In early November, the Regent Square Theater is the anchor venue for Pittsburgh Filmmakers' two-week-long Three Rivers Film Festival (3RFF).

Approximately 40 feature-length films are shown, from the US and around the world, from famous directors and up-and-coming independent filmmakers. The short films competition has grown exponentially in recent years. Thousands of attendees enjoy parties and special events with presentations by film- and video-makers and musicians.

Six-Pack passes, available at the box office, offer discounted tickets and a free festival t-shirt. Please see the website at http://3RFF.com to view the full list of films, events and sponsors from the last few years. And, to be added to the Filmmakers mailing list, click here (http://seven.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/pfinfo)

Run Around the Square

Athletes from as far away as San Luis Obispo, CA (1999) have come to Regent Square and participated in the annual Run Around the Square, held on the 4th Saturday in August. Information is also available in the June, July and August editions of the RSCA Newsletter here. The first section of the 5k (3.1 mile) race travels through the streets of Regent Square amid hearty, friendly cheers of encouragement from neighborhood residents. Athletes are then challenged by the cross-country trails of Frick Park. The race wraps up on Tranquil Trail and Fern Hollow where a festive award ceremony takes place.

The Run Around the Square also includes a 1.5 mile Fun Run/Walk and a new addition, the On Your Mark With Highmark Youth Challenge. The Highmark Challenge was added through a partnership between Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Citiparks. The initiative is intended to encourage children age 16 and under to lace up their running shoes and take part in community foot races by either running or walking the 5K distance. The Highmark Challenge is not a competitive activity so every participant is a winner.

Sponsors of the event, many from Regent Square itself, make the Run Around the Square possible. The Race Committee extends its appreciation to all of the sponsors for their generous support.

The Committee also appreciates the efforts of the Frick Park Maintenance Crew and the Frick Park Environmental Center (both divisions of the City of Pittsburgh’s Citiparks Department) for their help with the Run Around the Square. Their dedication makes the race a safe and enjoyable experience.

Wilkins School Community Center

Since 1979, WSCC has been offering an eclectic array of classes and special events. The inexpensive classes cover a wide variety of interests that appeal to children, adults and seniors. There is wine tasting, oil painting, book discussion groups, martial arts, Yoga, hip hop dance instruction and even Celtic language instruction - just to name a few!

The Center also offers the use of its facilities to other organizations such as the Argentine dance club, “Pittsburgh Tangueros” and is also available for rent for private parties and meetings. The Center recently acquired an ADA compliant playground designed by Playworld Systems, Inc. that offers neighborhood children an alternative to Frick Park and helps attract families to the WSCC.

The former elementary school building is located at 7604 Charleston and S. Braddock Avenues and is maintained by an all-volunteer board of directors. Its website, www.wsccpgh.org includes descriptions of activities, membership opportunities, current events, and links to related sites. For further information, call 412-244-8458.

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