As described in its National Register of Historic Places submission, Pittsburgh’s Strip District developed during the early- to mid-nineteenth century.
From 1800 to 1860 the area transformed from a “rural retreat” to an area densely populated with homes, shops, schools and churches.
The Strip District Terminal opened in 1929 as the Pennsylvania Railroad Fruit Auction & Sales Building. It served the tri-state area as a produce distribution hub. Iconic in length and design, the terminal functioned as the economic heart of the Strip District.
It was just a matter of time until more than $1.5 billion would be invested in the Strip District.
Beginning in 2018, Chicago-based McCaffery Interests began to redevelop the iconic produce terminal. The building is the length of five football fields. The pandemic hardly dampened progress. In the winter of 2020, the first tenants began to move in.
Today, The Terminal has become a hub for day and nighttime energy. In April 2022 City Winery announced it would be the latest tenant set to claim a space.
In addition to an original location in New York City, City Winery also operates in Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Hudson Valley, N.Y.
City Winery offers music, upscale dining and locally made wines to urban wine enthusiasts.
The space at the westernmost end of The Terminal will open late fall, 2022.