Pittsburgh Popcorn Coming to Uptown!

Coming soon to Uptown! #popcorn🍿 #mtlebanon — with Pittsburgh Popcorn Co.

The Library’s New Learning Lab is Open!

Mt. Lebanon Public Library’s Learning Lab is now open! Check out their website for more details on the fantastic programs that will be offered in this space!

Ice Cream has been a staple on Beverly Road for over 50 years!

Ice cream has been a staple on Beverly for over 50 years!

An advertisement from 1966 of the old Baskin-Robbins that used to occupy 311 Beverly Road.

Source: The Pittsburgh Press November 4, 1966

Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop – Mt Lebanon, PA

So so pleased to announce a great now addition to Uptown’s business mix!!!


Mt. Lebanon is introducing smart parking at all meters

Mt. Lebanon is introducing smart parking at all meters + parking lots in it’s commercial districts. Download the free Passport Parking App and pay for parking via your smart phone. Comes in handy if your meeting over coffee is running late, or that entree took a little longer than you thought! See pic for more information.

Mt. Lebanon Artists’ Market

We are pleased to announce the fifth annual Mt. Lebanon Artists’ Market, scheduled for September 22nd and 23rd, 2018. Information and applications for this year’s event can be found at our website: http://www.mtlebanonartistsmarket.com

Mt. Lebanon is designated a Bronze Level Walk Friendly Community

Mt. Lebanon joins an elite group of communities as a designated Walk Friendly community. The Municipality is one of a handful of designated communities in the Commonwealth. This is in large part due to our emphasis on pedestrian safety and emphasizing mobility issues on our  Main Street. More information on this designation can be found at http://walkfriendly.org/

Uptown Mt. Lebanon to be highlighted on Pennsylvania Cable Network!

Filming will begin on June 4th along Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon’s Uptown District. The video will highlight many of the businesses that make Uptown a destination as well as highlight other qualities that make District unique. Stay posted for airing dates!

WesBanco sponsors Uptown Farmers’ Market and First Fridays!

WesBanco has generously donated to both the Mt. Lebanon Uptown Farmers’ Market AND the popular First Friday Series in our community’s Main Street District! These valuable funds will be used to enhance both events, promote our community to the region and support our local business community. Community partners like WesBanco are critical to delivering valuable services to our residents. Thank you WesBanco!!!

Mt. Lebanon Main Street Proud!

Mt. Lebanon is one of 32 communities in Pennsylvania – and the only one in the South Hills- to earn recognation as a nationally accredited program by the National Main Street Center.

The Accreditation award was presented at this week’s meeting of the Southwest Regional Revitalization Network in Sewickley.

“Certainly, the acknowledgement is much appreciated,” said Eric Milliron, Mt. Lebanon commercial districts manager. “It gives us statewide and national recognition.”

The National Main Street Center, established in 1980 as a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, works with communities to encourage preservation-based economic revitalization.

Mt. Lebanon’s Main Street program, which has earned annual accreditation since 2005, focuses on the central business district along Washington Road. The Mt. Lebanon Partnership, a nonprofit community development agency, administers the program.

“From the municipality’s perspective, we support the partnership on a number of levels,” Mr. Milliron said, including helping to organize and promote community events such as the annual summer ULTRAparty and the Plein Air Mt. Lebanon arts festival.

He said the partnership, for which he serves as a municipal liaison, submitted the application for Main Street accreditation in October.

“It ensures that we’re working at a high level,” he explained. “We’re looking to be innovative and make sure that innovation has a net positive effect for Washington Road.”

The annual national accreditation status is based upon 10 standards of performance, demonstrating that a program:

  • Has broad-based community support for commercial district revitalization, with strong support from both public and private sectors.
  • Has developed vision and mission statements relevant to community conditions and to the local Main Street program’s organizational stage.
  • Has a comprehensive Main Street Work Plan.
  • Possesses a historic preservation ethic.
  • Has an active board of directors and committees.
  • Has an adequate budget.
  • Has a paid professional program manager.
  • Conducts a program of ongoing training for staff and volunteers.
  • Reports key statistics.
  • Is a member of the National Trust Main Street Network.

“Accreditation is an acknowledgement of the fact that an organization is following and implementing a program that is likely to result in a successful revitalization effort,” said Bill Fontana, executive director of the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, the coordinating organization for the Main Street program in this state.

Mt. Lebanon’s central business district includes 41 commercial properties between the 600 and 733 Washington Road. The district is home to 182 businesses, including 72 storefronts, according to the municipality.

Harry Funk, freelance writer: suburbanliving@post-gazette.com.