Walnut Street (Pittsburgh)

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Stores on Walnut Street.

Walnut Street is located in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It runs southwest-northeast, bounded on the west by South Aiken Avenue and on the east by Denniston Avenue. Walnut Street is best known for its upscale shopping, fine dining, and private boutiques. Some stores include Apple, American Apparel, Banana Republic, Chico's, Coach, Gap (including BabyGap, GapKids and GapBody), J.Crew, Moda, Pottery Barn, Talbots, United Colors of Benetton, Victoria's Secret, White House Black Market and Williams-Sonoma.

Some popular local restaurants include Up Modern Kitchen, The Elbow Room, Cappy's, Mario's, William Penn Tavern, Pamela's Diner and La Feria. An outdoor hot dog cart called Joe's Doghouse, which serves the Carnegie Mellon University campus Monday through Friday, sells hot dogs on Walnut Street on Saturdays.[1]

Stores and restaurants

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Henne Jewelers storefront.

Henne Jewelers, Pittsburgh's older jewelry store, is also located on Walnut Street. The store was founded in 1887.

Kawaii-Gifts is a store that sells Pittsburgh's largest stock of Japanese imports, including brands like San-X and Uglydolls.[2]

La Feria is Peruvian restaurant and shop that sells clothes and folk art. The restaurant closes on Sundays. It was opened in 1993.[3]


"The Jam on Walnut" is a summer concert series that features local and regional music concerts. The concerts are held on the last Saturday of each summer month, on the corner of Bellefonte and Walnut Street. Proceeds from beer sales go to Cystic Fibrosis.

The area also holds an annual arts festival in August known as the "Art Festival on Walnut Street". The festival includes a juried art show. Nearby, Ellsworth Avenue also holds an annual arts festival in the same month, and the two festivals have an unofficial rivalry.[4]


See also


  1. Sarah Sudar; Julia Gongaware; Amanda Mcfadden; Laura Zorch (2 September 2014). Food Lovers' Guide to® Pittsburgh: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings. Globe Pequot Press. p. 146. ISBN 978-1-4930-1408-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Dan Eldridge (17 June 2014). Moon Pittsburgh. Avalon Travel Publishing. p. 246. ISBN 978-1-61238-771-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Loriann Hoff Oberlin; Evan M. Pattak (1 May 2008). Insiders' Guide to Pittsburgh. Globe Pequot Press. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-7627-4796-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Loriann Hoff Oberlin; Evan M. Pattak (1 May 2008). Insiders' Guide to Pittsburgh. Globe Pequot Press. p. 186. ISBN 978-0-7627-4796-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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