East Liberty’s Central Business District, once the third largest concentration of commercial activity in Pennsylvania, is poised for renewal.

The central location in Pittsburgh’s East End has recently attracted many national retailers. The periphery of the Central Business District is experiencing significant renewal, including the continued success of Walnut Street and Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside, Whole Foods and the Hillman Cancer Institute on the high-density Center Avenue/Baum Boulevard corridor, and the Pittsburgh Glass Center and Penn Avenue Arts Initiative.