Friday, January 11, 2013
Peters Township has transferred an existing liquor license to the new Center Plate Café restaurant.
Peters Township has transferred a liquor license to the new Center Plate Café restaurant. Council during its Monday night reorganization meeting agreed to transfer the existing liquor license from the defunct Sinatra's Trattoria & Pizza restaurant previously at the Center Church Road location. Center Plate, which is owned by Penny Folino and her boyfriend, Lenny Radziewicz, opened in October after customers were disappointed about the closure of Penny’s Diner on Route 19 McMurray. Customers previously were allowed to bring their own beer to the restaurant. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook Folino said the restaurant offers a “café bistro, Greek-style” taste. The restaurant is situated in an old, remodeled house where diners can …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Norman Centre will get 22 more spaces to accommodate restaurant patrons.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Additional parking for nearby Norman Centre has been approved. Upper St. Clair commissioners voted to allow expansion of the parking area to accommodate 22 more spaces in the office-retail complex, off Route 19. A retaining wall, guardrail and additional buffer features also are in the plans. An as-yet-unnamed restaurant is taking the place of longtime tenant Pearl Vision, requiring more parking. “We’re not at liberty to make an announcement as to who that is,” Robert Sapsara, vice president of Norman Centre management company Crossgates Inc., told commissioners at their meeting on Sept. 4. Also at the meeting: Stay tuned to Patch for developing details. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Monday, November 14, 2011
The new restaurant also dishes out fresh-baked pastries and coffees for the morning crowd.
Jonathan and Brandy Vlasic have always had a passion for restoring old buildings. They own the historic Alla Famiglia restaurant on Mt. Washington, and purchased a historic farm house in Eighty Four, which has been a work in progress. When Jonathan and Brandy heard that the former Classroom Restaurant in Peters Township was available, there was little question in their minds what their next project would be. “It was appealing to me because it was this 100-plus-year-old schoolhouse,” Jonathan said. “Alla Famiglia is 130 years old, and we live in a 220-year-old farm house. We like things with character.” After completely refurbishing the building, the Vlasic couple opened Arlecchino Ristorante in September, which the couple said gives the …