Tag: East Liberty



Last Dance: AVA Bar & Lounge in East Liberty closing

MOVER AND SHAKER – Justin Strong at Ava’s Brazillian Carnival in 2012 On June 10, Justin Strong, owner of AVA Bar & Lounge, announced he would be closing the second of his two venues, originally housed side by side near the corner of South Highland Ave. and East Liberty Blvd. His first venue, Shadow Lounge, was a staple of East Liberty for more than a decade before it closed this March.



Abay Ethiopian Cuisine in East Liberty to close after 10 years

ABAY ETHIOPIAN CUISINE (Facebook Photo) by Rebecca NuttallCourier Staff WriterFor nearly ten years, Abay Ethiopian Cuisine has served as “a source of cultural and culinary nourishment for the city of Pittsburgh.” But on June 7, Abay Owner James Wallace announced the restaurant would be closing its doors on June 30.