East Ohio Street: A Northside Business District
East Ohio Street in Historic Deutschtown is the primary commercial business district on Pittsburgh’s Northside. The East Ohio Street corridor is a walkable distance from Downtown Pittsburgh and the North Shore, and is easily accessible from several main highways: Route 28 from the East; Interstate 279 from the North and South; and Route 65 from the West. Over 100,000 cars each day travel through or past the district, as East Ohio Street is a major artery for visitors to Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Center, and cultural attractions like the Children’s Museum, the National Aviary and the Andy Warhol Museum.
East Ohio Street stands at the center of a City, State, and National Historic known as Historic Deutschtown, a growing neighborhood that continues to celebrate its roots. With a strong historic identity exemplified in its Victorian architecture, Historic Deutschtown boasts a strong housing market and growing customer base, especially with couples and families interested in restoring historic homes. The average home sale price in 2012 was $85,824, an increase of more than 28% since 2010.
Significant investments have been made in the business district in recent years. Four vacant buildings received storefront renovations on East Ohio Street in 2012: 431-33, 502 and 632. A mixture of neighborhood-serving retail, goods and services, including a post-office, Priory Fine Pastries, and Rita’s Italian Ice, along with destination restaurants & pubs like the Park House, Bistro to Go, and James Street Gastropub. The expanded Priory Hotel and Great Hall brings regional visitors and offers a large event rental space.